How to recognize the genetics of your marijuana strains?

Written by on 2 March, 2022

If you are growing different strains of marijuana in your garden or grow room, it is very important that as a cannabis grower you learn to identify what type of strains the plants you are growing are.

Remember that each species of marijuana has different needs and requires specific care, so you should not treat all plants the same.

Pay close attention to this note so that you know how to recognize when you are in the presence of a sativa marijuana strain or an indica variety.

How to recognize a strain in the vegetative stage

Indica strains are those that tend to be shorter and develop a bushy structure. They are noted for their broad, dark leaves and short, wide leaflets. These plants generally flower in 7-9 weeks.

Mostly sativa plants are taller strains compared to indicas, even outdoors they can look like a tree. They are characterized by leaves with thin and long leaflets and are lighter green. The plant takes between 10 to 15 weeks to mature.

How to recognize a strain in the flowering stage

In the flowering stage, your marijuana plants will start to develop the buds you want so much.

It is important to keep in mind that just as the appearance of indica and sativa plants are different, so are the flowers they produce.

For example, sativa strains are characterized by producing more elongated buds, they tend to be airy, fluffy, and less heavy.

Indica buds, on the other hand, tend to be denser and tend to be heavier than sativa buds, so it will sometimes be necessary to stake them.

Final Considerations

Once you identify what type of strains you are growing, remember to adjust your crop to ensure your girls get the care they need.

You should know that sativa plants generally have higher light and nutritional requirements than indicas.

Also, because sativas tend to grow larger, they are best grown outdoors. They grow especially well in warm, tropical climates with long summers. The effect they usually produce when consumed is much more cerebral, energetic, and stimulating.

On the other hand, thanks to their small stature and shorter flowering phase, indica strains are best grown indoors. These plants produce a more physical effect, more couch-locked to the couch, and much more relaxing.

It is worth mentioning that the world of cannabis cultivation has advanced so much that it is now possible to obtain hybrid strains that combine the benefits and effects of these two types of cannabis.

 

 


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