Every weed grower should be able to recognize the signals from the leaves of his marijuana plant. If you read the leaf of the plant well, you can grow healthy plants with fantastic buds. Therefore here is an overview of the characteristics of weed leaves.
What functions do the leaves of the cannabis plant have?
The green pigment (chlorophyll) ensures that the leaves are actually a kind of solar panel. The undersides of the leaves are covered with stomata that open and close like small doors.
Weed leaves are important because they support and keep the cannabis plant alive in all sorts of ways.
This allows carbon dioxide in and oxygen and water out. In addition, the leaves can absorb all kinds of nutrients to feed the pasture. And did you pay attention to biology lessons at school? Then you must have heard about photosynthesis. Well, the beautiful leaves of your valuable weed plant are essential for photosynthesis.
Mutations of the leaves
The leaves of the weed plants can develop leaf mutations. A number of these are deliberately generated by growers to camouflage the plant better and to make it less recognizable as marijuana.
It also happens that these mutations are a small defects that the plant carries with it. But widespread mutations of the leaf, such as an even number of fingers or ugly deformities, are rare. If such mutations occur, it is an indication that you are dealing with poor genetics or incorrect breeding.
Communicate with your cannabis plant!
When you grow weed plants, you need to know how the leaf develops and what signs are that something is wrong. And no, you don't have to be a tree hugger or have years of experience with growing. If your cannabis plants try to tell you through their leaves that something is wrong, you must have the knowledge to recognize what is going on to take action and resolve the problem.
Do your leaves turn yellow?
Then that is a warning sign and a call for help from your plant. The leaves turning yellow can have various causes. Yellowing and wilting can occur due to nutritional deficiency, over-fertilization, and heat stress. That is why it is important that you keep a close eye on your weed plants, both indoors and outdoors. If you regularly check for changes, you are better able to diagnose and take action.
Yellow leaves are often the result of fluctuations in the pH value. If the pH value of the water is outside the optimum range of growth medium, then the roots of the plant do not get access to the nutrients they need. You then get a food block and that is often the cause that the leaves of your weed plant turn yellowish.