Are too many RED HAIRS a bad thing?
This is the first I have ever heard of this. We have used Phosphorload and never noticed a problem with it. This might be another Marijuana Myth.
The red hairs are the dying pistils of the flowers during the final few weeks of a Marijuana plants life letting the grower know it’s getting close to harvest time.
Phosphor load is usually used within the first 3 weeks of flower, so I doubt it would have any impact on the hairs 5 – 8 weeks later.
Maybe someone else know more about this though.
Yeah, this has been driving me crazy, as I cut the phospho back significantly this time. I do have some heat issues, but run usually around 78 under the canopy. Don’t get the smelliest of final product, but I think I could also cure longer for better end results. But this red hair thing I am hearing, I hope some more people can shed some light.
Some other info I found. For those interestd
Pistils are what you people call “red hairs”. They are the pistillate portion – and EVERY flowering bud you recieve contains pistils. They contain moderate concentrations of CBN –.CBD. The Calyx is what the pistils emerge from , and is responsible for the majority of capitate stalked trichomes that result. These are really what makes bud potent. All ‘red hairs’ means is that the grower let the plant mature enough to allow the trichomes to become amber colored.
I have had someone recently telling me that too many red hairs are bad, and a sign of too hot a grow. Also, that phosphoload will induce too many red hairs…
What are Orange Hairs on Cannabis Plant?
You ever wondered what those orange hairs on cannabis are? Are they indicators that your buds are highly potent, or do they have any other important role? Let us find out.
Well, first things first. Those orange, red or brown hairs on the cannabis plant are called pistils or stigmas. But they’re also quite known for their nickname “cannabis vaginas.”
The colour depends on the strain, however, when they start growing, they’re usually white, sometimes light yellowish colour. As the cannabis plant matures, the darker shade they become.
Are They Important for Us?
Pistils have two main benefits or factors that we should be happy for. First of all, people gave them a nickname “cannabis vaginas,” because they’re actually female cannabis plant sex organs. Therefore, discovering pistils early in the growing process confirms that you have a female plant, which is yay for you!
And another important role of pistils is that they indicate whether our plant is mature or not. When 75% or more of pistils become darker it means it’s time to harvest.
It’s crucial you do harvest at that point since if pollen gets in contact with pistils, they become pollinated and seeds begin to produce. Of course, this is something you want to avoid to because later, the plant starts focusing on producing seeds rather on producing buds.
Do They Indicate That Weed is Strong?
There’s a common misbelief that buds covered with colourful hairs are more potent, however, that’s not the case. While pistils are very important in the flowering stage, when it comes to consumption, we should keep an eye on white crystals or trichomes since they are full of THC and therefore, indicate THC-potency of buds.
Next time someone asks you what orange hairs on the cannabis plant are, make sure to tell them. Now you know!
What are Orange Hairs on Cannabis Plant? You ever wondered what those orange hairs on cannabis are? Are they indicators that your buds are highly potent, or do they have any other important role?