Cannabis Plants…Male Or Female?

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Cannabis plants are Dioecious plants and have both male (androecious) or female (gynoecious) individuals.

Cannabis can also become a hermaphrodite and can display both female, and male flowers in a last-ditch bid to continue the species. This is the bane of sensimilla growers everywhere….the dreaded…HERMIE!

So without further ado here are some images to help you figure out whether you are raising male or female cannabis plants.

First, let start with the boys….

And now for the girls…

So, as you can see the difference is fairly dramatic. They are easy to tell apart, with just a bit of experience. If in doubt you could always send me an image and I would help you figure it out.

Feminized Cannabis Seed

When growing cannabis one must always be aware of the sex of the plants (when they finally show.) This is especially important if you want to havest sinsimilla or seedless marijuana.

Sensimilla simply refers to female marijuana plants that have not been allowed to be fertilized and produce seeds. Instead of the plant putting all of its energy into seed production, it just continues to bloom flowers, create new buds, and develop higher concentrations of THC and other sought-after cannabinoids.

There is a ‘fix’ for the cannabis gender problem. and, that is feminization. Feminized cannabis seed has been around for some time now.

Growing your plants from feminized cannabis seeds makes growing sensimilla cannabis a breeze. There are several ways to create feminized cannabis seeds.

How To Produce Feminized Cannabis Seeds

Feminized Cannabis Seeds are produced by ?forcing? a female cannabis plant to hermaphrodite, or produce ?female? pollen in a last-ditch effort to continue the plant species. Female cannabis plants can be ?forced? to hermaphrodite by several methods?

  • Rodelization
  • Colloidal Silver
  • Gibberellic Acid

Rodelization is taking advantage of the plants? last-ditch effort to continue the species in the absence of a pollen-producing male marijuana plant.

As female cannabis plants continue to flower and age, some can produce ?female? pollen if you will, this pollen lacks the y chromosome and produces seed that grows only female plants.

This is one way to produce feminized cannabis seeds and the way most people do it ?accidentally.? The reason you will sometimes find just a few ‘bag’ seeds in your marijuana.

Colloidal Silver is mixed with distilled water to the recommended strength, then sprayed on the blooming female cannabis plants?.basically ?forcing them to hermaphrodite and produce pollen, again lacking the Y chromosome, thus producing only female marijuana seeds and plants. You can pick up colloidal silver at Amazon.

Gibberellic acid is used in the same way as colloidal silver. Gibberellic Acid comes in a powder that you mix with distilled water and spray on the blooming female cannabis plant. This like colloidal silver causes the female plant to produce pollen, which again will only grow into female plants. You will find gibberellic acid at Amazon as well.

Ok there is a forth way to propagate only female cannabis plants?cloning. Cloning is the act of rooting a cutting from a plant. The clone will be a duplicate plant?just like the plant the cutting was taken from. A clone will be the same sex as the parent plant and will be basically identical.

In Conclusion

There is so much great information on growing cannabis online, anyone should be able to be successful. If you can keep a house plant alive and happy growing cannabis should be relatively easy.

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2 thoughts on “Cannabis Plants…Male Or Female?

  1. Am I cross Eyed, or did I just look at pics of males with seeds growing and females without. ? Have I been that stupid for all this time ?

    1. The flowers of males can look like seeds, but they are not! Hairs on females, balls on males. And of course those male balls open up into flowers that release copious amounts of pollen.

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