six signs of a healthy young marijuana plant

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by satica, Jan 18, 2010.

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    satica

    satica Well-Known Member

    Six signs of a healthy Young marijuana plant:

    I remember the first time I planted marijuana, my best indicator of a healthy plant was its vertical growth .Even I was boasting to my friend that my Sensi Star is growing more than 2 inches a day .
    Now, I do not pay too much attention to vertical growth, actually vertical growth is not even in my list of observations. I think there are some signs that their presence could show that everything is OK.
    I want to share them with you guys,Its just my observation and experience and I have no intention to say they are %100 correct.I will be more than happy to know your Idea about it.
    A-When every new fan leaf has more finger(Blade) than previous one.Normally , in a healthy marijuana plant,the number of fingers is as follow:
    1st fan leaf has 3 fingers(photo 1)
    2nd fan leaf 5 fingers,photo 2 and 3
    3rd fan leaf 7 fingers(6 is acceptable) photo 4
    4th fan leaf 9 fingers(8 is acceptable)photo 5
    5th fan leaf 11 fingers(9 and ten is acceptable)
    After the fifth internodes all fan leaves should have 9 to 11 fingers but 12 blade is a possibility(photo 6)
    B-When every fan leaf has its side branch even the first fan leaf (photo 7) part B
    c-The stem of a healthy plant has normally some scaling on it due to fast growth of the body compare to limited ability of skin stretch(photo 7 ,part D)
    D-When the first small pseudo leaf (photo 1 part 1) keeps its green color and does not turn yellow
    E- when the plant shows its preflower on time( some strains have natural tendency not to show their preflower on time) . In every strain the presence of the preflower is a good sign but its absence does not mean any problem.
    F- When side branches has 6 or more fingers leaf(photo 5).


    AGAIN I SHOULD SAY ABSENCE OF ANY OR SOME OREVEN ALLOF THESE SIGNS DOES NOT MEAN ANY SERIOUS PROBLEM BUT THEIR PRESENCE IS A GOOD INDICATION OF A HEALTHY PLANT.
    What do you think?
    Peace
    Satica

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    GrowingfortheGold

    GrowingfortheGold New Member

    Good write up but there is a genetic cap on fingered leaves. Some strains will be perfectly healthy and only produce 5 or 7 fingered leaves. To reach a high number of fingers on a strain that can produce it the plant must be somewhat old and very well illuminated. After about 13+ fingers on a fan leaf the new fingers start to grow ontop of the older fingers.
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    blaze1camp

    blaze1camp Well-Known Member

    yeah nice read i have observed many of the same things... since im still pretty new to the growing thing it nice to see that my plants are right on track...
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    satica

    satica Well-Known Member

    you are absolutely right about some strains that are healthy but have fewer fan leaves. if you watch closely in one picture you can find some overlap on 11 plus finger leaves.
    And again you are right about ilumination, Their presence shows that ilumination has been good enough.
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    m.lord

    m.lord Member

    most of my leaves are only three fingered. I got 5 fingers also, but mostly three. what does that mean?
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    chubbz916

    chubbz916 Member

    question, pretty new to growing only harvested about 3 times. and had mites thru out so my plants did not look to well. growing in a new place now so mite free thank the weed gods haha. but i have a couple of plants going now and they have a very good deep green look to them except the nodes. they are bright green, not so much yellow but not as nice n waxy as the other growth. is there anything wrong with them?
    grow in soil, 600 watt. dual spectrum light bulb. 3x3 tent. uh dk what else i should put that would help.
    any suggestions or comments would be helpful
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    BDog76

    BDog76 Member

    Agreed....GforthG's right on the money with that one. I've grown many different strains in and outdoors and I can say from my experiences that some strains don't get the 9,10,11 fingers. I've had some grow 7 only their whole life & produce amazing amazing end products. Also a side note, the cotyledon leaves WILL eventually turn yellow & drop...don't want any newbies getting scared when they drop off...it does not indicate bad health!!
    Otherwise thank you for sharing. There are some good points in here & keeping a close eye on your plants health in all stages will result in the best end product!!!

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