Cannabis plants are unique because of the multiple uses they provide the growing industry. If you’re planning to grow them, it’s important to know why you want to have them.
Identifying your purpose in growing the plant helps you select the type of cannabis to grow, the tools and equipment needed to nurture it, and the right environment for it.
In terms of tools and equipment, a sprayer plays a crucial role in keeping your cannabis plants hydrated and well-nourished.
PetraTools offers a wide variety of sprayers to take care of your cannabis plants, and our powered sprayers are a popular option.
Understanding the different types of cannabis plants will yield you optimal results when paired with our battery backpack sprayers.
1. Cannabis Indica
The distinct look of this fan-like cannabis when mature is a favorite for people to grow indoors because it does not grow tall like cannabis sativa.
Cannabis indica originally comes from the Middle East and has higher levels of cannabidiol (CBD), the compound with medical benefits, when compared to sativa.
Indica is known for the following effects:
- Increases appetite
- Promotes sleep
- Relieves pain and stress
- Reduces swelling
- Encourages relaxation
2. Cannabis Sativa
Sativa has thin and pointy leaves that almost resemble human fingers. It’s native to Persia and India, but other tropical countries are already growing them.
If you see a cannabis plant that has grown quite tall, most likely it is the sativa, which can get as high as 20 feet.
This variety contains high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the compound responsible for the “high” effect. This cannabis is known to:
- Increase appetite and focus
- Encourage happiness and creativity
- Energize and uplift mood
3. Cannabis Ruderalis
The shortest to grow is called cannabis ruderalis, which reaches a mere 2 ½ feet in height. Ruderalis become bushy when fully grown, and you can identify them because of their broad leaves and thick stems.
Among the three types of cannabis, ruderalis does not contain much CBD or THC, making it less desirable to grow for recreational or medical purposes. However, growers can use this to create hybrids with the genetics of indica and sativa.
Yes, plants, in general, have genders, but many of them are more than just male and female.
Cannabis can be hermaphrodite, so learning its gender helps you understand the differences in their uses and which ones to grow.
The male gender is important if you want to see seeds.
If not, you need to discard it immediately as it can cause fertilization to the female gender. When this happens, female plants will produce seeds and not flowers.
Allow one to two weeks past the flowering phase to check the gender. If you see a pre-flower that looks like a ball, that is a male plant.
The power of female cannabis is significant in producing buds and seeds.
The genital will appear later in the growing process. You can check the plant if it’s female at the spot where the stem and stalk meet, and you see very fine white hair.
Cannabis can also have both the male and female genders in one plant.
The environmental changes significantly affect the genders. A female plant can become a hermaphrodite, making it continue to flower and produce seeds as well.
Water Cannabis Plants with Backpack Foggers
Like other plants, cannabis needs proper hydration for its survival, and it’s also essential to avoid over-watering it.
Allowing a healthy cycle of dryness and wetness is crucial for the roots to grow and hold deep into the soil.
Healthy dry time allows proper oxygenation of the roots, and if the soil is always too wet, your plants will not get the opportunity to breathe.
You can check if your plants need hydration by inserting your finger 1-2 inches into the soil.
If the soil feels dry, hydrate them. Otherwise, don’t water them yet.
You can also check the weight of the plant to determine its hydration status. When it feels light, it needs water.
A heavy weight means the plant has enough hydration going on.
To keep better track of your plants’ hydration, you can take note of the time interval.
Ideally, the interval takes 2-3 days.
As the plants grow, they will need more water, and if you’re growing them outdoors, they also need more hydration because of the hot weather.
The sooner you know when to properly hydrate your plants, the earlier you’ll see them growing healthily.
When you water, the liquid must pool up on the soil, but it shouldn’t sit long on top of the soil.
The soil should absorb it already by the time you’ve watered the next pot.
To help you hydrate your cannabis growers more effectively, we recommend using PetraTools backpack fogger.
Our product offers various fogging benefits that will make spraying a breeze.
Don’t hesitate to check our website and see which high-quality powered sprayer you like for your cannabis plants, if you want to have an alternative to the fogger.
If choosing the best fit seems a little bit overwhelming, you can always call our customer care line where you can speak to a knowledgeable PetraTools Support Specialist at our Carlisle, PA, warehouse.
So, start exploring our sprayers now & happy growing! Check the latest price on our Amazon store, too.