Tips to avoid stretching your cannabis plants

Written by on 4 August, 2020

Cannabis overstretching can occur for a variety of reasons. Many growers often see this as a problem because generally, when growth is very high, there are a number of disadvantages, such as weaker plants and lower quality production, among many others.

In this post, we will offer you some tips to try to avoid vertical stretching of the cannabis plants.

1) Ventilation

Try to provide your growing with adequate ventilation, as air circulation can be a beneficial element in preventing marijuana from overstretching.

There are varieties of models of fans on the market, so look for the right one for you. With these devices, you can generate enough air circulation to contribute to the strengthening of the stems, and that they become thicker.

2) The right variety

How do you know there are varieties of cannabis that genetically grow more than others do. If you want to save yourself a headache with very tall plants, you should choose the right strain, for example, Indica strains are usually shorter than Sativa strains.

3) Plant spacing and proper lighting

When plants are too close together, the leaves usually shade the branches and other parts of the cannabis. In these cases, the plants, in their quest for a light source, will stretch upwards.

For this reason, it is very important to provide the plants with correct lighting (according to each phase of the growing cycle), and to place the lights at the right distance.

4) Temperature

The temperature influences how the stems grow, so try to keep this factor at the appropriate level, to prevent inconvenience.

Controlling the temperature difference between day and night will help prevent the stems from stretching.

5) Avoid stress

Give your marijuana growing the ideal environment or setting, so that your plant does not suffer stress and develops in the best way.


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