Steps to Acclimate Your Tissue Culture

If you're excited to get your new tissue culture plantlets growing, it's important to take your time to properly acclimate them to their new environment. Here are some steps you can follow to ensure a successful acclimation process for your philodendrons or any other tissue culture plant:

Step 1: Let the Culture Settle In

Once you receive your tissue culture plantlets, resist the urge to do anything for the first 1-2 days. Allow the culture to adjust to its new temperature before taking any further steps.

Step 2: Wash Away the Gel

Open the package and carefully wash away as much of the jelly as possible. Any remaining gel can promote mold growth, so it's important to clean it off thoroughly.

This link will show you exactly how we rinse the plantlets thoroughly

Step 3: Plant the Culture

Plant your tissue culture in a 2-inch plastic pot using the chunky medium of your choice, giving the plantlets a good drink of water before enclosing them. Allow the water to drain before sealing the container. The medium that we use on all tissue cultures is included in our acclimation kits.

This link will show you exactly how we pot the plantlets

This link will show you exactly how much water to add to your plantlets prior to placing them into the humidity domes

Step 4: Provide Light

Place the enclosed pot under a grow light and leave it be for 5-7 days.

This link will show you the domes we use in our acclimation kits to give the plantlet 100% humidity

Step 5: Gradually Expose to Ambient Air

Leave the plants covered for the first 7 days, then gradually expose them to ambient air over the next 7-10 days. Begin by adding an hour of natural light and air every few days, increasing the exposure each time until the plantlets are fully acclimated to their new environment.

Here is a link to our step by step for Philodendrons. Although the steps are completely the same, it may be helpful to watch us acclimate a bit smaller plantlets

By following these steps and taking the time to properly acclimate your tissue culture plantlets, you'll give them the best possible chance for healthy growth and development. Remember to do your own research and adjust your acclimation process as needed based on your environment and specific plant species.