How To Tell If A Cannabis Plant Is Male Or Female

If you're new to cannabis growing, you might not know that there are female and male pot plants. This guide will help master this marijuana growing basic.

How To Tell What Sex Your Cannabis Plants Are

As soon as your plants are six weeks old, it’s time to start figuring out what sex they are. To do this, look at all the joints where branches and stems connect. This is where the tell-tale signs will first show up.

If a plant is male, little balls will start showing up at the joints between branches. As they grow larger they’ll start to look like little clusters of grapes.

These are actually pollen sacs. If the plant reaches the flowering stage, these sacs will open up and the pollen will spread all over the place. If the pollen lands on a female plant, it will fertilize the flowers and they’ll start to produce a sh*t ton of seeds.

On the other hand, if your plant is female, it will not produce those little balls. Instead, look for a wispy, white, hair-looking thing to show up at the joints of branches. These are the plant’s pistils, and they’ll eventually pave the way for your plant to start producing the buds you’re looking for.

Every once in a while, you’ll find a plant that grows both male pollen sacs and feminized pistils. If this is the case, remove the plant from your other female plants because its pollen sacs will eventually open up. These plants will often pollinate themselves, but they’ll also pollinate any other female plants in the vicinity.

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