A mother plant is a plant that is grown mainly for purposes of cloning or propagation. These plants are kept in a constant vegetative state and do not move into the flowering stage until required.
Cultivators like to use cannabis plants as mother plants because they are easy to clone and will live despite the stress caused by plant cuttings.
Mother plants are usually special plants with unique and particularly healthy characteristics so that cuttings taken from it will contain very beneficial characteristics. In addition, cuttings taken from the mother plant will grow to have the same genetic qualities as the original plant. As a result, the plants resulting from these cuttings are commonly referred to as “clones.”
When a stem cutting is taken from a mother plant, the piece of stem will produce new roots. Similarly, some plants can be grown from leaf cuttings, and these will produce both stems and roots.