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belikewaterh20 started grow question 3 years ago
When does a plant usally start showing sex?
Bubble Gum X Shiva Grow
13 weeks
Bubble Gum X Shiva Grow belikewaterh20
Bubble Gum X Shiva
18 comments · 3 years ago
Week 6
Techniques. Defoliation
Stick answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi @belikewaterh20! A regular strain (photosynthesis) will start showing its gender after 4 to 6 weeks in the vegetative stage. It won't be bud-sites yet (if female) but you shall see a few pistils (or pollen sacs), enough to know the sex and make a decision based on that gender. In case of an autoflowering strain, the gender shows up after 3 to 5 weeks, when the plant starts its pre-flowering process. There are some methods to determine plant's gender without waiting X weeks or without switching to 12/12 light cycle: just put a cardboard onto one of your stems, so the branch remains hidden from any source of light, and this stem will start flowering before the rest of your plant. One other option would be to take some clones, root them, and put them under a 12/12 cycle (even a tiny lamp shall work). Hope this will help, keep up the great work on these babies and happy growing! :facepunch:
LongJohn420 answered grow question 3 years ago
after you switch to 12/12 light cycle. Males tend to show their "balls" first. after week or so and females after that. Happy Grows dude! nice looking plants you got there! :alien:
souljasam answered grow question 3 years ago
If you veg a plant for long enough(6+ weeks) you can start to see small signs of the sex, but not all plants do so. Photoperiods will show sex about a week after switching to 12/12 and autos show sex regardless of light cycle around week 4-5 usually depending on the strain. If you want to see sex before actually flipping to flower you can always take clones from each plant, root them, and give em 12 hours of darkness to induce flowering in the clones so you don't have to flip the main plants.
Wicked_Stix answered grow question 3 years ago
Photoperiod plants wont show sex until they recieve about 12 hours or more a day of uninterupted darkness. Flip your light schedule to 12 on 12 off and they will usually start showing in about a week. It must be completely dark. Light leaks through doors, windows, etc. can cause you issues. Your plants look great btw!