Some strains will grow purple all on their own. If you are looking to grow purple weed strains you’ll get the best results by finding purple genetics like our Purple Lemonade.
Pistils are the fine hairs that pop out of your buds, letting you know they’re female. Pistils generally start a white color and turn orange/red/brown as plants mature. It is possible for your plant’s pistils to turn pink or purple, and this color will remain after you harvest, dry, and cure your buds.
These plants have been genetically selected to produce anthocyanin rather than chlorophyll and will grow purple on their own, you don’t have to do anything special to them.
4. How To Make My Flowers Turn Purple?
In most cases, when the substrate’s pH is below 6.0, the purple, red or blue colors get even deeper but it’s most likely that most of the leaves get deficiencies so if you’re a beginner and want to try this, make sure you do it close to harvest so you can harvest your plant if something goes wrong.
There’s no correct way to know if purple weed is more potent. In fact, purple weed can be more potent than green buds or vice-versa. But have in mind that color has nothing to do with it, it’s all about genetics. If you’re a fan of purple strains, our LSD-25 with THC levels above 21% is just the right option.
There are only two ways to correctly make your buds change color: genetics and temperature.
The fan and sugar leaves of your cannabis plant can also turn purple. Cannabis leaves can turn completely purple, but sometimes they only exhibit a purple coloration around the veins or the tips of the fingers.
The purple color is all about the anthocyanin content of the strain. Without it, you can’t expect to enjoy the gorgeous purple weed you crave.
You’ll notice that most cannabis plants are green. Like the majority of other plants, weed uses a pigment called chlorophyll to convert light into energy, which it uses to grow. It so happens that plants don’t have a use for the light spectrum’s green wavelength. Chlorophyll seems to have a green color because it absorbs all colors but reflects green back. This is why the majority of vegetation is green.
There are several myths and falsehoods attributed to cultivating purple marijuana. While some are silly, others are downright dangerous to your plant. One such suggestion is that you should deprive your plants of CO2 or oxygen.
There are ways to boost the purple coloring on your marijuana. However, without the right genetics, you have no chance of succeeding.
What to Avoid When Growing Purple Cannabis
Some colorful strains only show their magnificence when the grow room temperature is a few degrees cooler at night than during the day. Ideally, you will perform this process during the flowering stage. Keep the daytime temperature between 75- and 80-degrees Fahrenheit. Move it down to the 65-70-degree range at night. Colder temperatures cause chlorophyll production to slow down and encourages the strain to produce more anthocyanins.
Certain purple strains produce a more vivid color after exposure to intense, direct lighting on the leaves and buds. This is a method you need to experiment with to see if a specific strain reacts. Keep a close eye on your weed to ensure it doesn’t suffer from light burn. This is a risky proposition and isn’t necessary if you pick strains with the right genetics, to begin with.
Otherwise, there is little more to it! Pick the right genetics and play around with slightly lower nighttime temperatures. You could also try the lighting tip but approach with caution. Also, it is best to grow the weed indoors as it is easier to control conditions.
What Parts of the Cannabis Plant Change Color?
Here are the four main parts that offer colors apart from green:
For some cannabis growers, creating purple marijuana plants is their Holy Grail. The primary reason is that it is aesthetically pleasing. Showing the ability to cultivate purple weed also helps showcase your skills as a grower. However, don’t assume that the purple plants you create are somehow ‘superior’ to weed with the traditional ‘green’ color.
Note: Some strains turn color no matter what the temperature. You can contact the breeder and ask if they have advice on how to bring out colors for a particular strain. I’ve found that most breeders will get back to you quickly if you go to their website and ask questions!
Certain strains like Sangria turn color more often when the temperature is warm during the day as opposed to cool at night. So, it’s always a good idea to aim for nice warm days, and cool, comfortable nights, because that contrast seems to help bring out colors for many strains.
Choose Strains with Brightly Colored Buds and Pistils If Possible – This maximizes the overall colorful appearance of your buds.
This fantastic picture shows how the overall appearance of buds changes with the ratio of colorful vs. green calyxes.
How to Maximize Color and Genetics
Peyote Gorilla buds are often purple-tinted with purple leaves, especially when grown under LED grow lights. The effects of this strain are awesome and bud quality is above-average.