Find out why potassium is so important for cannabis
Written by Redacción Mota Radio on 13 October, 2022
As you may know, there are many nutrients that a marijuana plant needs for optimal development and growth; one of these is potassium. Precisely, this time we will stop to talk to you about the functions that potassium has in cannabis so that you realize its value, so stay with us.
You see, potassium is a very important component for this plant, and can be obtained in the substrate as a mineral, however, it is necessary to clarify that the presence of this element in the soil, depends on the type of soil being used.
Potassium is essential for cannabis for several reasons:
1) Presence in photosynthesis
This element participates in the photosynthesis of marijuana plants (a process in which inorganic matter is transformed into organic matter thanks to the energy of light), favoring the synthesis of carbohydrates. And it is crucial for their well-being. Among other things, it also works as a catalyst for different metabolic processes.
2) Resistance to bad weather
If you live in an area where the weather changes often, you may find it a little difficult to keep your cannabis in good condition. Well, on this point, potassium can be a great ally, as its properties improve the resistance of marijuana during periods of drought.
Also, along with phosphorus, this component benefits cannabis by providing strength and resistance to its root system and tissue, which allows the plant to protect against cold weather conditions.
3) Quality buds
All growers, when tending their cannabis plants, have the same goal: to achieve harvests with dense, heavy and desirable buds. All this is possible, if the supply of the right nutrients such as potassium, which plays a key role in the production of quality buds, is guaranteed (in addition to other aspects such as lighting and watering).
Try to maintain a balance in terms of the number of nutrients you provide to your plants, the idea is to avoid a lack of potassium, but not an imbalance, remember that excesses are not advisable either.