What is obtained with the defoliation of cannabis?

Written by on 7 October, 0202

As you become more experienced as a cannabis grower, you will be able to successfully apply new growing methods to your garden.

There are techniques that you can use to improve the results of your harvests among them is defoliation.

Although this method sounds very complicated, cannabis defoliation consists of removing or eliminating the leaves of marijuana plants in a voluntary and controlled way, but what is the purpose of this technique and what does it obtain? Keep reading this post and find out.

Marijuana defoliation

Cannabis defoliation is intended to improve aeration, light penetration or pot flower production.

By removing some leaves and improving ventilation around the plants, you will get several advantages as this in itself helps to maintain a constant temperature and humidity in the growing room and decrease the risk of pests or mold.

By eliminating excess foliage, you can redirect the plant’s energy to bud production. Also, as mentioned, the light will penetrate better and the flowers will be able to develop optimally. This technique also favors the appearance of denser buds full of resin.

It is important to know that defoliation carries certain risks, but if it is done well it is worth it. That is why it is essential to perform this method at the right time. Some carry it out at certain times of the vegetative growth phase as in flowering.

Choose very well the leaves you are going to remove because it is very easy to overdo it and remove too many, which can have negative consequences such as stunting the growth of the plant.

You should only remove the largest leaves. In this case, the fan leaves that produce shade are the ones to remove. It is advisable not to cut more than 10 to 20% of the total leaves of the plant.

It is also recommended to apply this technique indoors and not to defoliate plants that are lacking nutrients, have pests or are diseased, because the only thing you could achieve is to stress the plant.

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