However, it's worth keeping in mind that it's still possible for environmental stress to trigger bisexual flowers on this new plant, but it won't be a true hermaphrodite. Hermaphrodite marijuana plants develop male and female flowers. While it is a natural characteristic of the cannabis plant, it is an unwanted trait when growing marijuana for consumption, as there is a great chance of obtaining a plant full of seeds, which seriously reduces the quantity and quality of the final product. A true female cannabis plant cannot be cloned from a male plant.
Cloning is a process that breeders use to make genetic copies of healthy and robust female plants, reducing the guesswork that sometimes accompanies cannabis grown from seeds. However, sometimes cannabis plants show strange traits. Even in the early vegetative or pre-flowering stages they can give mixed signals, although these signs usually manifest once flowering is triggered. These plants are generally known as hermaphrodites, plants that exhibit male and female genera.
Did you know that cannabis plants have several genera? You may already know that you get male or feminized strains, but hermaphrodite cannabis is an interesting phenomenon that combines both genders. When you grow hermaphrodite cannabis or a male cannabis plant, you'll see that it develops faster than a female plant. When pollen from a male cannabis plant reaches a female cannabis flower, the female flower begins to produce seeds with traits from both plants involved. Even so, most of the cannabis seeds you can order online are crosses grown for specific traits such as flavor or THC content.
If you've grown your fair share of cannabis crops, chances are you've come across hermaphrodite cannabis. Cannabis breeders designed these seeds to become an exclusively female crop, eliminating the annoyances of male or hermaphrodite cannabis plants. The best thing you can do to ensure that you will grow female cannabis plants is to buy feminized cannabis seeds.