Marijuana plants are usually green. At least we are used to seeing it in that color. But, believe it or not, cannabis strains can also turn purple. Interestingly, purple marijuana strains have become more and more popular these days.
The colors may be attractive, but the reason for this popularity is also due to the high levels of THC found in the purple marijuana buds. This means it’s stronger than normal. Here’s everything you need to know about the extraordinary purple cannabis sprouts.
Why are cannabis sprouts purple?
Most marijuana strains are green, why are some of them purple? Cannabis sprouts may change color naturally depending on the cultivation conditions. This happens naturally when marijuana is grown outdoors in cold temperatures.
A pigment called anthocyanin is responsible for this color change. When chlorophyll, the pigment that causes the green color of plants, decomposes at low temperatures, anthocyanins take over. Anthocyanins are already present throughout the plant, but due to the strong chlorophyll, the plant is green. The effects of anthocyanins are only seen when chlorophyll dies.
Currently, the exact color of the plant depends on the pH level of the anthocyanins and can be red, purple, or blue. Cannabis sprouts turn purple when the pH is neutral.
This natural phenomenon has aroused interest between marijuana users and growers, who can now grow purple cannabis under normal conditions. Various parts of marijuana plants can turn purple, including buds, leaves, trichomes, and pistils. Sometimes the leaves of the plant turn purple while the shoots remain green, and vice versa.
This often happens when plants are exposed to freezing temperatures overnight. However, no matter how beautiful the plant looks, the leaves are cut off after harvest. Therefore, the goal is to grow marijuana with purple buds and green leaves.
Due to the high levels of anthocyanins, purple marijuana sprouts are also associated with some health benefits. They are believed to have the ability to improve cardiovascular health and relieve pain.Moreover, high levels of anthocyanins also mean that these sprouts have antioxidants. Anti-inflammatory effect..
The Right And The Wrong Way To Grow Purple Cannabis
Do you find the purple color very attractive or do you want it? growing up For strong weeds with high THC levels, follow these simple steps: Please note that there are many misleading instructions online for growing purple strains that we do not recommend. These methods include depriving the plant of oxygen and shocking the plant at freezing temperature to make it purple overnight. This does not work.
The wrong approach is to use food coloring to get the desired purple color. You really should stay away from these methods, as the wrong approach to growing purple cannabis sprouts can affect the quality of the plant and reduce your yield. You probably don’t want it.
This is the right way to grow a purple cannabis strain. By following these instructions, you will not only achieve the desired results, but you will also get high quality marijuana buds.
It all starts with the right seed
Proper seeds are needed to successfully grow purple marijuana buds. You need seeds that have the genetic ability to turn purple, otherwise all your efforts will be wasted. Seeds should contain high levels of anthocyanins, a pigment that gives blueberries a wonderful purple color.
As for timing, chlorophyll begins to break down in the much shorter days of autumn and winter. This is when the anthocyanins take over and impose their color. Therefore, the second step is to provide the optimum temperature for growing purple cannabis sprouts.
Basically, it takes warm days and cool nights for marijuana plants to turn purple. You need to make sure that the temperature difference is about 30 degrees.Between Flowering periodThe temperature of the night cycle should be about 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius).
Marijuana sprouts slowly turn purple about 15 days before harvest. If you follow the instructions in this article and verify that the temperature difference is correct, you will immediately harvest high quality purple marijuana buds.
Useful tips to know
It is generally advisable to grow marijuana sprouts outdoors, as it is easier to control the conditions and set the proper temperature. Of course, purple cannabis sprouts can be grown outdoors, but external factors make it a little more difficult.
Make sure the soil is suitable for growing plants first. Many things can hinder the growth of marijuana strains, such as using the wrong fertilizer or growing in unintended soil. Check the quality of the soil before growing the plant.
Guest post written by Bill Gordon: Bill is a freelance writer and cannabis enthusiast. He likes to write articles that are environmentally friendly and cover green topics related to marijuana. He has written numerous articles and contributed to several other blogs. He spends time with his family when he is not writing.