Types of stress that marijuana plants can suffer

Written by on 3 July, 2020

Humans are not the only ones who can suffer from stress, as plants like cannabis can also suffer from stress, and although in both cases a little stress can be positive, when this state is prolonged for too long it can be harmful.

In this opportunity, we present you some of the types of stress that your plants can suffer.

1) Hypoxia and water stress

Water is an important element for the development of the plant, but as long as it is supplied in the right proportions, because when marijuana receives too much water, it can be affected by an oxygen deficit, which can also cause stress to the plant (precisely the lack of oxygen is what we call hypoxia). All this generates consequences that can be irreversible.

2) Stress due to temperature and pH

An important element to take care of is the temperature, although it is true that marijuana has a great capacity to adapt to various types of climate, it is ideal that the temperature is between 18 and 29 degrees.

Of course, you should also make sure that you keep the pH of your cannabis at the right level (the average pH level is between 5.9 and 6.5) this will prevent problems with the absorption of nutrients.

3) Stress from pests, diseases and tissue damage

Cannabis plants are susceptible to invasion by pests and disease-causing organisms. A very negative situation, because when this happens, generally, the plant spends many resources to recover and therefore, grows less. In addition, the use of pesticides and chemicals can be unfavorable.

Other cases, which marijuana can suffer stress, when the tissues are broken, the leaves, or the trunks are damaged. To prevent injury, you should use the right tools to keep them protected.

4) Nutrient stress

Cannabis needs a wide variety of nutrients to grow healthily, so you have to supply them in a balanced way, to avoid an excess or lack of them.

5) Light stress

Similarly, lighting is critical for cannabis, whether you grow indoors or outdoors. Make sure the light is sufficient and uniform for each of your plants.


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