Why avoid stress in cannabis plants

Written by on 30 October, 2020

As it happens with the human beings, certain punctual moments of stress in the cannabis plants can get to be positive, nevertheless, when that situation is prolonged by enough time and of equal way, the stress is very intense, happens the same thing that with the people: problems and disadvantages are generated.

The stress (negative) is a factor that many novel growers usually ignore, but the truth is that it is very important that you avoid it at all cost. Here are some reasons why you should.

1) It affects the development of the plants

Although marijuana plants are usually quite hardy, when they don’t get the care they need, they will most likely end up getting stressed out. In addition, the stress prevents them from getting the best of themselves.

A stressed out marijuana plant will stop or slow down its growth and production. In these cases, the yield decreases and the production can be quite diminished.

2) Cannabis is prone to pests and diseases

Plants are weaker and less resistant, and that makes them more prone to be attacked by external agents such as pests. They are also more likely to contract diseases, among other disadvantages.

3) Hermaphroditism

When marijuana plants do not have the right conditions for their development they end up being stressed out, and the chances of them becoming hermaphrodites (both sexes) are very high.

Final considerations

There are many reasons to avoid stress. To do so, try to keep all factors such as temperature, nutrition, irrigation, lighting and ventilation, among others, at the right levels.

 

 


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