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When Does The Flowering Stage In Cannabis Happen?

When Does The Flowering Stage In Cannabis Happen?

If you are a first-time cannabis grower, you may be wondering just how long it takes for your plant to be ready for harvest. You have your seedlings and they are growing leaves and they are making their way through the vegetative state. But when will the flowers begin to appear? And how long do they last? It is exciting to watch your plant grow from a seed all the way until it begins to fruit, but knowing how to recognize each stage is an important piece to ensure you are caring for your cannabis plant properly.

What is The Cannabis Flowering Stage?

The cannabis flowering stage is exactly how it sounds. Your cannabis plant begins to produce sticky resinous buds, typically occurring when it hits the 12-hour light cycle period. For indoor growers, you will need to manually reduce the light time for your plants. Most strains begin to flower around the 8 or 9-week mark, while some strains may take longer.

Because indoor plants receive artificial lighting, you will need to change your schedule in order to trigger the cannabis flowering process. It is important to understand the technicalities of the strains you are trying to produce in order to determine when to begin the reduction in light. Otherwise, you may damage the life cycle of your cannabis plant. 

How Long Does the Flowering Stage Take?

The duration of your flowering stage depends a lot on the type of strain you are attempting to produce. Typically, you can expect this stage to last anywhere from 8 to 11 weeks, however, sativa strains may take up to 12 weeks. Indica typically takes 8 weeks but may take up to 10 weeks. Hybrid strains usually take 6 to 10 weeks to fully develop in the flowering stage. It is important to research your strain before planting to be prepared for each life cycle of your plant.

Requirements for Growing

To help your plant grow in a healthy environment and produce the cannabis you are looking for, it is important to maintain proper lighting and air quality. As mentioned previously, lighting changes throughout the cycle of your plant, so be sure to research proper lighting for your strain.

Temperature and humidity can be harder to control. Humidity levels should be around 40%-50% to produce optimal flowering and fruiting of your cannabis plant. Your plant will thrive in temperatures of 65 degrees to 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures below or above this range will negatively affect the growth of your plant, or, even worse, kill it. Temperatures too low will slow the plant’s growth process or even freeze it, causing irreversible damage. Temperatures too high can cause stunted growth, burnt leaves, or too heavy levels of evaporation, all of which will damage your cannabis plant. 

Proper Air Purification

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