Although it grows as an annual plant, the aggressive growth of the cannabis plant makes it suitable to replace many perennials as a backdrop or texture plant in mixed beds. In fact, almost all autoflowering varieties are semi-evergreen. The plant is actually born to be a perennial; however, once ideal conditions are met, its annual genetics are activated once, at which point the plant will “activate” its self-destructive mode and will bloom quite a bit. Cannabis is an annual flowering plant, whose life cycle is limited to a single season.
In nature, it grows from a seed, blooms and dies, all between spring and fall. Once a female plant dies, it drops the seeds, which are responsible for transporting the genes until the next growing season. Most people know that cannabis plants go through their life cycle in one year. They start to grow in spring, mature in summer and gain big buds in autumn.
This is the traditional lifecycle of cannabis strains. We also have autoflowering strains that grow very fast. In addition, the cloning mechanism involved in keeping cannabis plants under 24 hours of daylight. However, are marijuana plants perennial? This brings us back to the question: are marijuana plants perennial? No.
Traditionally, cannabis plants are not perennial but annual. Therefore, cannabis plants can only undergo a single growth cycle and can only last one growing season. Since cannabis is the result of seeds and not root systems, it makes it an annual crop. Since cannabis is annual, its life cycle will begin its life as a seedling in spring.
In summer it blooms and is ready to harvest in autumn. Since cannabis is naturally an annual plant, trying to grow it as a perennial will diminish the health of the plant. We already know that marijuana is not a perennial plant. Cannabis is a dioecious and sexual plant.
However, according to some botanists, cannabis plants can be perennial. This can occur when the climate in which the plant grows changes, forcing the plant to adapt. Some botanists point out that perennial cannabis plants can be found in many tropical and subtropical regions. These plants bloom in autumn before moving into a slow growth phase.
During spring, plants return to their vegetative growth stages before continuing into autumn. The climatic zone will determine the ability of plants to become perennials. In very cold climatic zones, frost can destroy the plant and make it unable to grow. There are many drugs that flood the market today.
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