Purple Stems and Veins

Discussion in 'Marijuana Plant Problems' started by xxEMOxx, May 15, 2011.

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    xxEMOxx

    xxEMOxx Well-Known Member

    Ok so first I did a search for purple stems and veins, here and google, and I saw 90 differing answers covering the whole specturm.

    Basically on only a few of my babies, they have purple leaf veins, or purple stems/ striped purple stems. Now on a few with yellowing leafs I took some proper steps and it went away.

    Now on a few of my babies, My Sour Alien LAW, and like 1 or 2 others, they have the praying lookin ( the happy plant finger tips slightly up ) nice new growth, the Sour Alien is bangin, just growing....... but yet her and my Skywalker both still have a purplish stalk and some of the leaves have purple veins, yet the plant looks happy.

    I use B.C. Grow, well the recipe to success box ( with a slightly dosed down version of their instructions) , was using Humboldt Organics but it smells to much like dead fish for me!!!!! ( attracts bugs too )

    I am just wondering if anyone has any feedback, as I have checked the PH with a soil PH meter, on all plants its between 6-7, and I checked the ph of my nute solution, which is about 6.3-6.4 I ph my water to 6.8 normally.

    The last 2 waterings have been strictly water, like every other day, maybe every 3 days, and then today when they where nice and dry I feed, then will water 1-2 more times before feeding again.

    Any help would be apperciated. will try get some pics up tommorrow.
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    asaph

    asaph Well-Known Member

    show us pics man :)
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    haloman420

    haloman420 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like pk problems.
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    xxEMOxx

    xxEMOxx Well-Known Member


    I will be hopefully getting pics tonight when I stop by there and check out my gear! See the issue is, my white widow is banging like lookin sweet!!! She is a nice bright green, has like 4 or 5 tops now and has awesome new growth!!

    I was thinking a Mg issue, or PK problems, but I have been giving proper feedings, the B.C. grow is 1-3-6 and the boost is 3-0-2 So those seem like pretty decent PK numbers to me, not to mention I am in soil which is a mix of H.F./O.F. and it is suppose to have food for 3 weeks to a month, yet these plants are still doing the same stupid thing.

    They don't look sick, and are growing well, when I had a sick bubblegum plant I knew there was issues, repotted and feed lightly and now the bubblegum and my D.J. blueberry are coming back, but this skywalker and sour alien I just can't seem to figure out, yet the growth is amazing!!!!
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    RRLBT420

    RRLBT420 Active Member

    sounds like a calcium deficiency. add a calcium/magnesium supplement
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    asaph

    asaph Well-Known Member

    so yeah, before seeing pics, it sounds like it could be that there's nothing wrong with it. could be just normal or negligible esp if you say there's massive growth.
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    sparkafire

    sparkafire Well-Known Member

    Pics will be very helpful
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    xxEMOxx

    xxEMOxx Well-Known Member

    OK OK wow people have no patience, I had said pics would be coming when I had a chance to stop by and get some.

    BTW I know the plants look droopy the photos where taken during lights out / sleepy time, and the plants had been asleep for like 5-6 hours before I went in to snap the pics, so that is why they are droopy.

    So here are the pics:

    DSCF1443.jpg DSCF1450.jpg DSCF1452.jpg DSCF1447.jpg DSCF1444.jpg DSCF1439.jpg DSCF1448.jpg DSCF1438.jpg DSCF1449.jpg DSCF1446.jpg DSCF1442.jpg DSCF1451.jpg DSCF1441.jpg DSCF1440.jpg DSCF1445.jpg
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    sparkafire

    sparkafire Well-Known Member

    A plant that is that old and showing that kind of coloring and having the over all health that you have I am going to say genetics. The plant looks fine does not look stressed at all even the leaves that have the veins look healthy besides the coloring. I say do nothing (why tip the boat at this point) but I will be checking to see what other experienced growers say. Nice job on the LST
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    xxEMOxx

    xxEMOxx Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the props on the LST, I got / get a lot of shit from my partner and a buddy for "mangling and tying down my plants nad new growth" I have a shiva plant though that has 6 or 7 main tops and has never been cut / topped. My XXX OG which is one of those pics, has some awesome main tops, there are like 4 or 5 good ones, which once vegged out will leave me with some awesome main colas come flowering time.

    Anyway any other feedback on this purpling issue is appreciated.
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    RRLBT420

    RRLBT420 Active Member

    after seeing the pics, i stand by my statement
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    asaph

    asaph Well-Known Member

    what makes you say that? I don't see anything.

    what I do see is overwatering, or worse - a root problem.
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    sparkafire

    sparkafire Well-Known Member

    RR rlease explain the calcium argument because if anything its a PK issue because of the color but not enough to warrant any drastic changes and Asaph his lights were out so they were sleepy that's all no watering issue brother.
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    xxEMOxx

    xxEMOxx Well-Known Member

    So i checked mine against a buddy of mine, he has a couple from the same mother running, and they have the same striped stem and vein issues, and his are outdoor super happy plants.

    SPARK, thanks for sticking up for me with the water issue, as photos where taken like 3 or 4 hours into lights out, so it was not a root or water issue, merely without light there is no reason for the plants to pull up in that praying position.........

    I have repotted some of them, into bigger pots with fresh FFOF/ROOTS organic mix. They are super happy and pulling up nicely with the lights on.

    Like I said I checked them against my buddies and I am pretty much on the page its a genetic issue, maybe a mild mild pk issue but I am not gonna change anything with how its been growing lately.
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    sparkafire

    sparkafire Well-Known Member

    Nice good luck!
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    Jtoth3ustin

    Jtoth3ustin Well-Known Member

    thats not calcium def. its too much phospherous and possibly a bit too much nitrogen. stalk purpling is from cold temp as you know prolly lol. or the latter.
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    sparkafire

    sparkafire Well-Known Member

    Ok going back over threads that are days old and giving your 2 cents is not helping .
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    RRLBT420

    RRLBT420 Active Member

    cold weather will turn buds purple, but i've never seen anything except calcium def. cause a purple stem. i've had lots of purple stems, and cal-mag plus ALWAYS solves the problem. they're also brittle, not just purple, so you can break branches even with light buds.
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    RRLBT420

    RRLBT420 Active Member

    pics were taken at night, so it's impossible to tell if they've been overwatered. all plants droop when the lights are out. yes, yellowing leaves could be a root problem, but when that took hold in my plant it nearly killed all the lower growth in a week, and it actually looks similar to a nitrogen deficiency. that doesn't sound much like what he's describing.
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    xxEMOxx

    xxEMOxx Well-Known Member

    Ok so the same couple of stems are still purple, no not brittle if anything other then color nice full, solid, health, stems!!!

    True think its genetics, new growth is fine!!! Temps had been a bit low..... like 55 at night and maybe 75 during day instead of like 68-70 at night to 85ish. Now temps have returned to normalish Western USA weather!!! Or beachish weather..... so yeah the purplish ones still purple, and the rest are nice.

    MY white widow still rich and light green..... I am narrowing this down to temp and genetics


    Thats all I gotta Say about that.

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