Marijuana Mother Plants
What it it? What’s the advantage? How to make one?
Hi there! It’s been a little while since we wrote an article, a lot has been going on 🙂
Today we’re going to cover Marijuana Mother Plants. First we will give a definition of what a mother plants is, then show you how to “make” one and take care of her!
Cannabis Mother Plants | Table of Content
What is a Mother Plant?
Basically all a mother plant is, is a plant kept in the vegetative stage. Growers then cut off branches from this plant in order to make cuttings that will then go through the vegetative and flowering stages.
Basically it’s a bit like a bonzaing your plant, you keep it small but with many auxiliary branches and always with a 18-6 photoperiod schedule.
When you want to go for a round of flowering, cut couple branches off and make some cuttings out of them 🙂
Making your own Mother Plant
How to make a mother plant you ask? Why the answer is simple, don’t start the flowering stage 🙂 meaning always keep the light schedule at 18 hours of light and 6 hours of darkness.
Now there are things that differ during the vegetative stage since your objective is different, here’s a quick checklist on things you’ll want to do:
Tips for your Weed Mother Plant:
- Don’t get too big of pots.
Except if you’re going to go for sessions with a large number of clones, you’re not really going to be doing that many cuttings. Meaning that you don’t need her to be huge, and the bigger the pot, the bigger the plant.
- Aim for bushiness and auxiliary branches, not height.
Since the target here is to be able to regularly prune some branches in order to make some clones, you want you’re mother plant to have as many auxiliary branches as possible.
- Don’t hesitate to top and prune the plant early on in its life. You want her to get used to producing many branches
- No need for a very powerful light, except if you’re doing very regular or large grows.
- If you’re using plastic pots, don’t forget to regularly prune your roots. If you don’t do so, in time they won’t have enough room and choke.
We really recommend using fabric or air pots for your mother plants, it avoids one big headache and a major stress to the plant.
What are the Advantages and Disadvantages?
With all that said, honestly we’ve just started our own mother plants and it’s pretty exiting. A friend of our gave us one of his BBC mothers that’s over a year old and we started a Critical and Blue Kush mother. Can’t wait to start testing things ouuut!
Alright folks that it for now, we’ll update the page once our mothers have developed a bit more and we can get the first round of cuttings;
Be safe and grow easy
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