Autoflowing Plants Are Small And Compact
Another possible advantage of autoflowering cannabis varieties – although it is quite subjective depending on the grower – is that they grow to a rather small size and limited in height. This factor is also due to the introduction of cannabis ruderalis genes.
Sativa plants are known for their immense heights and thin leaves, capable of growing, if allowed, to become huge shrubs on the outside. On the other hand, the Indicas have a lower size, although they are more dense, with leaves in the form of fan. Unlike the previous ones, 100% ruderalis plants actually look like weeds. They are small and bulky, but resistant and adaptable.
This characteristic makes the autoflowering varieties small and compact. This fact is a huge advantage for some growers, who either seek to make the most of their growing space or live in areas legally unfavorable for cannabis cultivation.
In fact, the rapid growth cycle and compact size of the autoflowering cannabis varieties make them the best choice for growing in stealth and secretive spaces.
The two varieties of cannabis autoflowering previously mentioned are good examples of this short stature. Usually, the Quick One grows between 50 and 60cm indoors, a size that increases to between 60 and 100cm outdoors. On the other hand, the Royal Dwarf can reach heights of between 40 and 70cm in indoor crops and large wingspan of between 50 and 90cm in outdoor crops.
One of the main advantages of autoflowering varieties is that they do not require a change in the light cycle to begin to bloom, but they happen to flowering depending on the age of the plant.
Autoflowering varieties will automatically bloom, regardless of the light cycle they receive . For example, they can be maintained in a light cycle of 16/8, ie 16 hours of light and 8 hours of darkness each day, along both phases of their life, growth and flowering. This differs from ordinary cannabis, which requires a change in light cycles to cause flower flowering.
This peculiarity gives outside cultivation a great potential advantage – it is possible to grow multiple harvests every season. And if you forget to plant your marijuana seeds in time, with a car you can still sow with the season already advanced and harvest before the cold arrives