When will you know the sex of your Mary Jane?
Written by Redacción Mota Radio on 3 March, 2021
When it comes to planting your own cannabis seeds, you most likely want to get a harvest full of resinous buds.
Well, to achieve your goals it is essential that you learn to detect the male plant in time to prevent them from pollinating the female flowers, but when will you know the sex of your Mary Jane? Keep reading this post and find out the answer…
How long does it take for cannabis to sex?
Marijuana plants will have a homogeneous development until the flowering stage; from that moment is when your flowers will show their sexuality in a clear way.
As you know, marijuana begins to flower when it receives 12 hours of light and 12 hours of total darkness. Once this light cycle has started, the first flowers will be visible after approximately 2 weeks.
If a marijuana plant is female, it will start to develop immature calyxes, with one or two pistils (resembling white hairs) on its nodes (the area where the branches and stems meet).
If, on the other hand, your cannabis plant is male, you will start to see small pollen sacs on its nodes.
In some situations, if your plants are too stressed they can become hermaphrodites that is to say that they can develop both male and female reproductive organs.
Knowing how to identify if a plant is female or male and how long it takes to show its sex is important depending on the result you are looking for, whether it is big resinous buds or obtaining seeds.