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hermaphrodite cannabis

What does a hermaphrodite plant look like?
Male marijuana plants
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There are only a couple different ways that a hermaphrodite weed plant will form. The first is due to genetics and the second is based on the environment. If a plant is put under conditions lacking essential components like water and light, then the stress a plant is experiencing can cause this reaction. It is the plant’s natural ability to shut down and shorten its growth cycle if it isn’t getting what it needs to flourish. Some of the biggest causes of stress for a marijuana plant are interruptions in light during the flowering stage, heat reaching over 27 C on average, harvesting a plant past its prime, damage to the plant structure, lack of water, too much fertilizer, predatory bugs or diseases, too much cold, and the use of pesticides or fungicides.
The female cannabis plant will grow slower than her counterpart. Females will be shorter a bushier and almost immediately begin producing orange and white hairs and pistils. THC crystal can sometimes be spotted even at a young stage coating some of the smaller fan leaves. A female marijuana plant will produce high-quality bud that is much more potent than that of a male marijuana plant.
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Things that can influence your chances of getting a hermaphrodite plant
If you are looking for early signs of a hermaphrodite plant, you will want to watch the smallest v-shaped branch that extends from the stalk. This is where you will see the very first bud or pollen sacs develop. Early signs of a hermaphrodite plant will be the development of both male and female flower anatomy.
Can you smoke hermaphrodite weed?
Much like with other species, a hermaphrodite weed plant will develop the characteristics of both male and female plants.
Hermaphrodite cannabis
Maintain a comfortable temperature in the flowering stage, between 65-85°F (18-30°C).

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But when bananas appear on your plants, they don’t need to “burst” in order to spread pollen, they will immediately start making pollen and often will seed the buds that are close by even if bananas are removed right away, and sometimes the pollen can drift to other plants and pollinate them as well, too.
Male hermie banana growing among the beautiful buds 🙁
It’s possible that the pollen is sterile, and won’t pollinate bud successfully…but don’t rely on that happening!
Temperature – When temps get too high, hermies and nanners often appear. Cold night temps, or just large temperature swings in general, are also known to trigger bananas for some strains.
One way around the issue of having 50% male and 50% female plants is to purchase feminized seeds online. These seeds are available from all reputable online seedbanks, and the plants produced by these seeds are always female. Get your questions about buying seeds online answered! You can also make your own feminized seeds, but you have to start with two known female cannabis plants.
These can be a lot more difficult to control than actual pollen sacs, since they may start pollinating everything in the area as soon as they appear. A few bananas won’t do much damage, but if you have a big banana problem it may be best to harvest the plants immediately and cut your losses. Seeds take some time to develop, so if a plant starts herming right around harvest time, it’s less likely you’ll end up with seeds.
Here is an example of a true hermaphrodite plant – notice how this hermie has both female pistils and fully formed male pollen sacs
Learn the difference between male and female cannabis plants, and find out what to do with "hermies" (female plants showing male pollen sacs or bananas).