Because this occurs when cannabis is under stress, it’s important to monitor plants after they have been exposed to stressors—indoors: high temperatures or light leaks are often the cause; outdoors: a snapped branch might be repaired and then turn into a hermaphrodite.
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While both result in pollen production, true hermaphrodites produce sacs that need to rupture, while anthers are exposed, pollen-producing stamen.
This post was originally published on September 19, 2017. It was most recently updated on February 11, 2020.
- Plant damage
- Bad weather
- Nutrient deficiencies
Female genetics can be guaranteed by obtaining clones and feminized seeds. If, however, you’re working with regular seeds and are unsure of your seed’s sex, knowing how to determine the sex of your plant is vital to developing new genetics, gathering seeds, or growing sinsemilla.
Trevor is a freelance writer and photographer. He has spent years in California working in the cannabis industry.
There are two types of hermaphrodite plants:
Though there are other methods to determine what sex the plant is, examining pre-flower formation is the most reliable.
Determining the sex of your cannabis plant is vital to achieving your growing goals. Luckily, sexing cannabis plants is easier than one might think.