Learn how to transplant your cannabis

Written by on 19 April, 2020

You want to learn how to transplant your marijuana but you don’t know how, don’t worry, because in this article we will explain it to you, so you can do it easily and successfully, so keep reading.


Steps to transplanting marijuana

First, it is important to understand that when we talk about transplanting cannabis, we are referring to the relocation of the plants into much larger pots, in order to benefit the development of the root system. To do this, follow these guidelines:


1) Look for the material 

The first thing you need to do to start your marijuana transplant is to get the materials you need, such as: a new pot (which should be clean), latex gloves, and of course the substrate. You can also use mycorrhizae (optional).


2) Pre-water your cannabis

Water your plants a few days before transplanting them from one pot to another, so that when the change is made, the substrate is neither too dry nor too wet. A root system where dryness prevails would be more prone to crumble; remember that we are looking for a compact consistency.


3) Extract the plant

Put on your gloves and with your fingers grab the stem of the plant, this will allow you to manipulate the root ball, without the need to have direct contact with the plant.  Then, with the help of your other hand, press down on the bottom of the pot to separate it and take it out (do this very carefully).


4) Transplant

Once you have filled your new pot with a quality substrate, prepare the hole where you will place the root ball and then insert it inside. Finish covering the area with a little more soil.


5) Watering

Water your plants with the same amount as before, and likewise, control the pH so that the marijuana absorbs the nutrients from the substrate better. Try to do it slowly and then let your plants rest.


When to transplant cannabis?

You’re probably wondering when to change your potted marijuana. Well, the precise period is when it is in its growth phase, so you have to be very careful to choose the right time to avoid stressing the plant, and cannabis itself can give us some clues in this regard.

For example, when your plant shows a decay in its leaves, an appearance of blockages and deficiencies or a general yellowing, perhaps you should change the pot.  You can also notice when the root has colonized the potting soil but without curling up at the bottom, you can observe this by taking it out of the pot.

Well-developed roots should be almost shiny white, and you should have a compact block that does not crumble, otherwise this is a sign that the plant is not ready to be transplanted or you left it too long.



Perform all these procedures with a lot of patience. Remember that cannabis plants can suffer from stress, if the conditions for their optimal development are not guaranteed and that could be harmful to your marijuana.

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