How the pH affects your cannabis plants
Written by Redacción Mota Radio on 16 November, 2021
When it comes to growing cannabis there are certain factors you need to take into account to ensure that your plants grow smoothly, among them is maintaining the right pH value.
The pH is an important factor in plant development and influences the process of nutrient uptake, so it can determine your plant’s ability to increase its size and production.
If you are interested in learning more about this topic, stay with us and read on.
What is pH?
The pH (hydrogen potential) is a measure that indicates the acidity or alkalinity of water-soluble substances. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14, pH is considered acidic if it is between 0 and 7, neutral if it is 7, and alkaline if it is between 7 and 14.
How does it influence?
As we mentioned at the beginning the pH is directly related to the nutrient assimilation of your cannabis plants, when they absorb all the available nutrients from their soil, they can grow tall and strong and generate the high cannabinoid and terpene content in your buds. Otherwise, nutritional deficiencies will occur that will impair their growth and other serious health problems.
Ideal pH value for cannabis
It is necessary to maintain a correct pH in the growing environment of your plants; they prefer a slightly acidic pH environment of around 6-6.5.
A simple test to determine the pH identity of the soil and water is ideal when starting to grow.
To find out the pH, you can use a digital pH meter or a pH measurement kit with drops.
Symptoms of poor pH
As we mentioned, if you do not maintain the right pH, it will be difficult for your plants to absorb the nutrients they need to develop. Therefore, some symptoms that can manifest in your plants are yellow leaves, spots and burnt leaf edges.
In addition, plants that suffer from nutrient deficiency may be more susceptible to pests and diseases.
What can be the solution?
One way to solve this problem is to invest in a pH meter or look for cannabis fertilizers with solutions for perfect pH. Make sure the fertilizers you use have all the essential microelements.