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how to grow purple marijuana

How to grow purple marijuana

Climate: Prefers cool to moderate temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoor/outdoor: Purple Kush does well both indoors and outdoors, given its ability to handle cooler temperatures. If grown outside, carefully monitor bud growth and moisture to prevent bud rot from occurring.

Strain overview: Purple Kush is the indica-dominant cross between Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani that is often chosen for its soothing pain relief. Leading with a pungent earthy Kush aroma, Purple Kush may also feature undertones of sweet fruit. This strain also entices consumers with a purple color that may be coerced while flowering.

Grow difficulty: Easy to moderate

Flowering time: 7-8 weeks

Yield: Moderate to high

Grow techniques: Once you have this clone-only indica in your possession, it’s a good idea to keep it as a mother plant for future use. Its bushy form makes it great for SCROG (screen of green) indoors, and its low height is perfect for limited canopy space. Purple Kush does well in a hydroponic setup, which allows it to get all the nutrients it needs to fully develop. Make sure to prune the plant and remove foliage that isn’t receiving sunlight to promote growth on top of the canopy and improve airflow. Its resinous leftover trim makes for great hash.

Feeding: Feed this plant heavily throughout vegging and flowering to unlock the plant’s full potential. Kush genetics are always looking for extra food.

How to grow purple marijuana

However, most plants have functional pigments other than chlorophyll and in the absence of chlorophyll, many plants will use anthocyanin or carotenoids (other pigments) to capture sunlight energy. Unlike chlorophyll, anthocyanin absorbs all wavelengths except for those in the indigo/violet spectrum, this makes it reflect back violet light, making the plant look purple to the human eye.

3. Which Parts Of The Cannabis Plant Can Turn Purple?

There are only two ways to correctly make your buds change color: genetics and temperature.


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.

How to grow purple marijuana

There are two parts of the buds that can turn color. One part is the pistils/hairs that stick out. There are several strains where the pistils turn pink or purple.

Colorful Pistils / Hairs

If you want to grow buds that are pink, red, or purple, you must choose the right genetics

4 Different “Parts” of Cannabis Can Become Colorful

Before you do anything else, you need to begin with the right genetics. If the genes of your plant don’t make colorful buds, there’s nothing you can do! So, you must start with a colorful strain to get the best results with maximizing color.