There are two main stages in the marijuana growth process: the vegetative state and the flowering state.
Many new growers aren’t sure about what the vegetative state entails. If you’re looking to learn more about the vegetative state, come dive in with us as we explore all of the ins and outs.
The Vegetative State
Once your plant grows its first set of fan leaves, it goes from being a seedling to being in a vegetative state. At this point, it will only grow leaves and stems, not buds or flowers. It is during this time that your plant focuses on growing large and strong.
Your plant will have to use light, air, and nutrients to grow.
How Long Does The Vegetative State Last?
A healthy cannabis plant will sit in the vegetative state for anywhere from 3-16 weeks depending on several variables. In outdoor growing situations, this stage can last even longer. If you want a bigger plant, you will need to account for a longer vegetative period.
Depending on the desired plant size, many growers will vegetate their plants for around 4-8 weeks.
Most cannabis plants will start flowering after the fourth week, in which case they’ll be pretty small.
How Will The Cannabis Plant Change Over The Different Stages?
Cannabis plants change over photoperiods or changes in the light cycle.
You have to remember that cannabis is an annual plant, meaning its flowering period is dependent on the seasons. When the cycle ends, the plant will die.
If you’re growing indoors and want to trigger the flowering stage, you have to change your lights on a 12/12-hour cycle.
Knowing Your Growing Requirements
The larger the pot or growing environment, the larger your plant will grow. If a plant has more room to spread its roots, it will do so.
Cannabis plants thrive around temperatures of 70 degrees Fahrenheit. If temperatures go above 85 degrees, the growing process will slow. If temperatures go below 55 degrees, your plants will die.
Cannabis plants thrive in 50-55% humidity. If it is too humid, you could introduce mold growth. If it is too dry, your plants can with up and die.
Thriving During the Vegetative State
Knowing how your plant will act during the vegetative state starts with understanding the strain that you are growing. Here at Big Daddy Clones, we help new growers gain a better understanding of their given strain so they can successfully vegetate.
If you want to have as much success as possible, start with the right marijuana clones.
Make sure to get in contact with us here at Big Daddy Clones if you have any more questions about growing or purchasing clones!