alt=”weed budsai amsterdam genetics” width=”146″ height=”300″ />Revegging mother plants gets you fresh budsai cuttings.
Always get quality seeds. If you’re going to create a mother plant and want her to remain in the vegetative phase of her life, you’d better get yourself some solid, tough genes to work with. Try different strains if you like, but look for fast growers with high stress tolerance. Sativa-dominant hybrids tend to do well, but go and see what works for you. Oh yes, to prevent disappointment: as you’re letting your budsai reveg, it can’t go into the flowering stage. That means no bud for you to harvest. Grow some extra weed beside your budsai if you want bud!
Growing Mini Trees out Of Weed
Classic bonsai tree
UkDam’s past ganja grows had taught him a few things about genetics. He had discovered that one particular strain, our very own Strawberry Glue, was the perfect girl for the job. She was a tough, robust plant that could take some stress. Furthermore, her stout sativa build and fast growing habits made her great potential budsai material. When he inquired, his contacts at Amsterdam Genetics forwarded some prime seeds.
Be Gentle; Go Slow
From acer to weed: not that big a leap, really…
Once your cannabis plant has completely developed around 3-4 nodes, you can go ahead and start with the plant training.
Pruning mostly serves to give your cannabis plant that unique bonsai look but will also allow air to flow in between the branches (and eventually buds) which prevents mold and bugs so it’s important to do it correctly.
Have in mind that the tie is just to hold them in place and let them grow in the desired direction so make sure you don’t tie them too tight to allow them to continue growing.
Step 2 – Providing support
To achieve this, growers plant their plants in a small container and apply LST and HST techniques while restraining and sometimes pruning the roots, which will restrict growth and result in the miniature size.
But, when growing cannabis for your own consumption, topping once or twice (or even more) will do the job but when talking about cannabis bonsais it may not be the best option because, despite resulting in a shorter plant, it will not resemble a traditional bonsai tree so you will still have to apply LST techniques.
Due to the smaller size, it’s highly advised to use Indica-dominant autoflowers such as our Strawberry Pie Auto, which grows even less than Indica-leaning photoperiodic strains and will make it easier to control your cannabis bonsai’s height.
Step 4 – Removing growth
When pruning, make sure you only remove the new offshoot branches (the branches that grow from the main branches), it’s important you don’t remove the main ones because this will stress your plant and stunt growth.
Low-Stress training (aka LST) is one of the main methods used by Bonsai growers to achieve the desired height and overall structure of a cannabis plant. This is achieved by bending and tying down the branches and main stem to make it grow sideways or in a specific way other than upwards.