Plant Moisture Stress in Marijuana and Its Remedy

By Simi May 11, 2013 2700 Views Leave a comment Go to comments

Plant Moisture Stress in Marijuana and Its RemedyThe whole process of growing a marijuana plant, with its varying stages of growth and development, can be a very complicated process. The grower should maintain a keen eye not just on the factors that aid in the production of good quality marijuana plant produce but one must also keep an  eye on the factors that lead to the production of poor quality marijuana plants or worse, leading to  the death of the plant before even reaching the stage of maturity.

There are several problems that a marijuana grower meets during the whole period of growing the plant. Thus, it is vital to know which factors are contributing to the occurrence of certain problems as different problems call for different solutions. Providing an incorrect remedy to a specific problem might lead to the death of the marijuana plant or say the production of poor quality harvest.

One of the precipitating factors leading to poor plant growth is Plant Moisture Stress (PMS).  Plant Moisture Stress is further defined as the status of water within a plant.  PMS is also one determinant of the plant’s need or demand for water.

When Moisture Stress occurs in plants, causes the margins of the plant to roll and to burn. The leaf of the plant then becomes hard in texture when touched.

There is a huge difference between adequate plant watering as to that of overwatering and under watering.  Too much water in the plant causes the roots to weaken as the flow of gas within the plant’s root is disrupted, preventing the entry of Oxygen. Too little water on the other hand hinders the carbohydrate production due to less moisture. Now to remedy this problem, proper and careful addition of water should be done to prevent such cases of overwatering and under watering.

Another problem would have something to do with the amount of fertilizer placed into the soil where the marijuana thrives for nutrients. The addition of too much fertilizer often leads to cupping of the plants’ leaves and the rolling and burning of its margins.

The heat level also serves as one factor precipitating the poor growth in the plant. This happens when the level of heat is too high, exceeding the required amount.  Too much heat leads to the rapid loss of water from the plant’s leaves. High levels of heat can also trigger chlorophyll’s destruction.

These are just some of the commonly occurring problems in growing a marijuana plant. Each problem requires a unique remedy and must be handled appropriately. They should also be addressed and resolved as soon as possible to prevent the poor quality marijuana plant produce and even death of the plant, which is the worst that can happen.

The life of the marijuana plant depends greatly in the hands of the grower. Although naturally occurring elements contribute to the plant’s development but without adequate knowledge and expertise, it will be impossible to yield good quality marijuana plants. 

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Libbi May 12, 2013 at 8:27 AM Reply
Very vital information for all gardener about watering & moist of plants.You should know adequate plant watering as to that of overwatering and under watering. Too much water in the plant causes the roots to weaken as the flow of gas within the plant’s root is disrupted, preventing the entry of Oxygen
Caleb May 12, 2013 at 8:30 AM Reply
You are right Libbi. The balance application of water, fertilizer, positioning, pH level & other nutrients only can ensure good harvest. Any ingredient over supply or under supply will cause imbalance nutrition for the plants.
Lily May 12, 2013 at 8:33 AM Reply
Good article & realize , good harvest depends greatly in us , whom are grower. Although naturally occurring elements to grow the plant well but without adequate knowledge and expertise, it will be impossible to yield good quality harvest.

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