Yet if you’ve only got a couple of plants, and you’re willing to be vigilent while looking for new balls, then it’s definitely possible to pull all the balls and let the rest of the buds continue developing.
If you do keep her to harvest and she does produce seeds, I highly recommend against trying to grow these hermie seeds, as it’s very likely they’ll have the same problems as their mother.
The safest option is the pull the plant completely. This will ensure that no pollen sacs do any accidental pollenation.
Answer: Yes, this plant is a hermie / hermaphrodite.
Also, will she continue forming buds or is it a male plant at this point? Also, this plant is being grown in a grow tent with another female. Should I keep this one around or butcher it now to prevent from pollenating the other (apparently healthy) female plant?
These are two pictures of a single flowering plant that’s been in the flowering stage for about 2.5 weeks. She is showing beautiful white hairs / pistils up top.
If you pull all the balls (plus keep an eye out for new ones), then you’ll probably be able to make it to harvest with unseeded buds. If you miss even a single pollen sac and the buds grow seeds, then just know that seeded buds are usually normal potency, but you will get much lower yields. This is why many growers pull down hermies on sight.
Question: This plant is growing both male and female parts. Is it a hermie? What do I do? Can I pluck the balls and grow her to harvest?
The balls are only growing on the one branch. If she is a hermi, is there a way to amputate the bad branch to protect the rest of the plant?
Is my plant a hermie? She’s growing flowers, but also balls…. Can I still harvest her buds? Question: This plant is growing both male and female parts. Is it a hermie? What do I do? Can I pluck
Check out the below YouTube video from Just Grow It about the basics of hermie cannabis plants.
What to do if you see hermie marijuana plants depends on your personal grow situation. There is no generic answer.
Some growers might not have killed their hermie plants in that situation. In the past, I tried a tactic that included removing all the male structures from hermie plants and examining them every day to see if more develop. They always do.
I was able to complete that hermie-haunted grow op with 22 plants that yielded non-seeded buds. I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw that I’d caught the hermaphrodite marijuana floral structures in time, and removed that threat from my grow room so that no pollen reached my non-hermie plants.
Also, be sure to feed your plants the B-52 hydroponics supplement, which contains B vitamins to fight stress.
Some cannabis strains tend to go hermaphroditic as a result of their natural genetic inheritance. Other strains that become hermaphrodite are victim of breeding errors that introduced hermie tendencies into the strain.
A hermaphrodite flower is one that has both staminate (male) and pistillate (female) floral structures on the same plant.
I was angry about losing the yield from those five hermie plants, and contacted the seed breeder to advise that their feminized strain had hermie tendencies and had cost me some time, trouble and money.
1. Genetic defect or a natural genetic trait.
Hermaphrodite marijuana plants, also known as hermies, are a plague in your bloom phase. Here’s how to detect, prevent and manage them in your grow op.