in-depth information on the gender of marijuana plants
Pistils - notice the sac and the feathery frond-like
structure. Usually after five days to two weeks you will
begin to see a pair of tubular nodes. Hopefully they will
have white hairs protruding from them as this denotes a
female plant. These little hairs are known as pistils and
they are the first sign your plant is flowering.
Female Cannabis – The female cannabis plant, unlike the
male, is grown to produce marijuana. Premium marijuana is
produced in seedless form by eliminating all pollen
sources from the growing environment. Seed production
reduces the value of marijuana dramatically by lowering
the yield and potency of the flowers.
The female flowers appear as two long white, yellow, or
pink pistils protruding from the fold of a very thin
membranous calyx. The calyx is covered with resin exuding
glandular trichomes (hairs). Pistillate flowers are borne
in pairs at the nodes one on each side of the petiole
behind the stipule of bracts which conceal the flowers.
The females are recognized by the enlargement of a
symmetrical tubular calyx (floral sheath). They are easier
to recognize at a young age than male primordia. The first
female calyxes tend to lack paired pistils
(pollen-catching appendages) though initial male flowers
often mature and shed viable pollen. In some individuals,
especially hybrids, small non-flowering limbs will form at
the nodes and are often confused with male primordia. The
female plants tend to be shorter and have more branches
than the male.
are just about the opposite of indicas. They are tall,
thin plants, with much narrower leaves and grow a
lighter green in color. They grow very quickly and can
reach heights of 20 feet in a single season. They
originally come from Colombia, Mexico, Thailand and
Southeast Asia. Once flowering has begun, they can take
anywhere from 10 to 16 weeks to fully mature. Flavors
range from earthy to sweet and fruity. The stone of a
Sativa is cerebral, up and energetic.
originally come from the hash producing countries of the
world like Afghanistan, Morocco, and Tibet. They are
short dense plants, with broad leaves and often grow a
darker green. After flowering starts they will be mature
in 6 to 8 weeks. The buds will be thick and dense, with
flavors and aromas ranging from pungent skunk to sweet
and fruity. The smoke from an Indica is generally a body
type stone, relaxing and laid back.
different indicas, different sativas or a combination
thereof creates hybrids. The resulting hybrid strains
will grow, mature and smoke in relationship to the
indica/sativa percentages they end up containing.
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