While most cannabis buds are green, you might have also seen some red, blue, or purple weed buds. They look beautiful and draw your attention immediately. Along with the unique deep color, purple buds usually have delicious taste and flavor of grape and berries. Some marijuana users even believe that purple marijuana buds are more potent than green ones. But can you grow purple cannabis at home? The answer is yes, and WeedGrowHub will share some useful growing tricks with you.
The first thing you need to understand about purple marijuana plants is that the color always depends on the plant's genetics. There are strains that have higher chances of producing blue, red, or purple color when grown. Of course, you will need to keep these plants in certain environmental conditions in order to get the results you want, but the genetics still plays the main part.
Some growers believe that you can make your cannabis change its color by simply lowering the temperature in the growing room. Unfortunately, it is not that easy, and there is no way you will get a purple or blue weed plant from a strain that has no genetic tendency to change its color.
So, if you want to grow cannabis that produces colorful purple buds, you need to pick the right strain first.
Secondly, you need to understand that to make your marijuana plants change their color, you need to create a certain environment in your grow room. Otherwise, you will see nothing but green even if you are growing a Purple Haze plant.
So, how to turn weed purple? As you probably know, most plants on our planet are green because they produce chlorophyll. This green pigment is extremely important since it is involved in photosynthesis—a process that helps the plant get the energy it needs to grow. In autumn, when the air becomes colder and the plant receives less sunlight, it produces less chlorophyll, and eventually, changes its color from green to yellow, red, or purple.
This is why many cannabis cultivators used to think that you can grow purple marijuana from any strain by simply putting the plant into a colder environment. But only certain strains respond to the temperature shift. Plus, in order to make your weed plants as colorful as possible, you need to keep them warm during the day and lower the temperature only at night. The best option is to keep the temperature at 75-80°F (24-27°C) at daytime and around 65-70°F (18-21°C) during nighttime.
But how to make weed purple if the plant does not respond to temperature shifts? Sometimes, changing the pH of the growth medium might help. If you want your plants to produce red or pink buds, try growing them in acidic environments. Neutral pH level creates perfect conditions for bringing up purple colors. And if you want to try to grow a blue weed plant, you need to keep pH at a bit higher level.
The chance of growing a completely purple weed plant is there, especially if you are growing Purple Haze, Granddaddy Purple, or Querkle. But usually, only some parts of the plant change their color, and the rest stays green.
The next thing you should keep in mind is that not all the parts of a purple pot plant can keep their color after being harvested. Colorful, dark purple buds are created by pistils and calyxes (small floral parts that form the buds) that remain purple even after curing. Leaves and trichomes, on the other hand, have little to no effect on the buds' color because they lose most of their unusual pigmentation after curing.
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