Cannabis plants go through several different stages of growth, each with its own unique characteristics and requirements. These stages include:
- Seedling Stage: This is the first stage of growth, which starts from the germination of the seed. During this stage, the plant will grow a single stem with a few small leaves.
- Vegetative Stage: This stage begins once the plant has developed its first set of true leaves. During this stage, the plant will grow rapidly and produce more leaves and branches. It is during this stage that the plant requires the most light and nutrients.
- Pre-Flowering Stage: This is the stage where the plant starts to show signs of sexual maturity. The plant will start to grow new branches, and the nodes on the stem will start to get closer together.
- Flowering Stage: This is the stage where the plant produces flowers, which will eventually turn into buds. This stage requires a different light cycle than the vegetative stage, and the plant will require less nitrogen and more phosphorus.
- Harvesting Stage: This is the final stage of growth, where the plant is ready to be harvested. This stage requires careful monitoring of the plant’s trichomes to ensure that the plant is harvested at the right time. Once the plant is harvested, it will need to be dried and cured before it is ready for consumption.