How to Keep your Female Marijuana Plants’ Quality?

Posted by Kat Ryn On July - 18 - 2014

As for most of the many cannabis growers, finding more female marijuana plants in your garden is just simply rewarding and gratifying. Because in the cannabis industry, females are the real deal since they are the ones able to produce sensimillia- flowers that are loaded with the goodness of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psychoactive chemical found in marijuana that is responsible for that high spacey feeling experienced and loved by many recreational users and also utilized for medicinal purposes.  On the other hand, male plants do not contain much of the THC and are only useful for procreation purposes, neither for recreational nor medicinal. The differences are just enormous, no wonder why many growers, from organic home growers to large- scale commercial operations opt to grow and keep female marijuana plants than the male ones.

Female marijuana plants only produce the sensimillia once they are able to reach maturity without being pollinated by male plants, so it is very important that you see them through. In order to keep the quality of your female marijuana plants, the best thing that you can do is to provide a friendly environment for them to thrive.

Provide a favourable environment for your female plants 

Because of marijuana plants are best grown indoor, it is very essential to see to it that the grow room environment is favourable for the female plants. The surrounding environment is especially important because when marijuana plants are stressed, they tend to develop in to hermaphrodites (hermy). Hermy plants are those containing both the characteristics of male and female marijuana plants, so they can release their own pollens and can undergo self- pollination since they have both sexes. If this is the case, they now pose some risks to your unaffected female marijuana plants because they can now pollinate the females with their pollens as well. Certainly, you don’t want any of these to happen to your female marijuana plants. So you must avoid conditions that can predispose the plants to become stressed such as:

  • Too much heat inside the room with low humidity level. This can be very distressing to the female plants. To avoid this, provide good ventilation and proper airflow to the room. This can considerably regulate the amount of heat the minimum while inviting the moisture in.
  • Interruptions during the dark cycles. Never disrupt the plants when they are subjected to dark cycles by unnecessarily going inside the room thereby allowing lights from the outside to come through.

Sudden changes in the surrounding environment. Abrupt changes are barely stood by most of the marijuana plants so it is very essential that you provide a consistent environment.

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