Are your plants getting Rootbound

Are you having trouble with slow-growing cannabis plants and don’t know what to do about it? The problem may be due to root binding, which occurs when the plant’s roots don’t have enough space to grow or access to oxygen. If you suspect this is the issue, here’s how to tell if your marijuana plant is rootbound.

“Rootbound” is a common problem that affects many cannabis growers, particularly those who grow in small hard-sided pots. This occurs when a cannabis plant has been in the same container for an extended period, and its roots have filled up all the available space, wrapping around themselves. This restricts root growth and causes problems like yellowing, stunted growth, nutrient deficiencies, and reduced yields.

One sign of a rootbound plant is when you see an excessive amount of roots trying to come out of the bottom. The roots are searching for room to expand, but there isn’t enough space available.

When roots start to grow on top of themselves, the plant can’t properly absorb water or nutrients, leading to droopiness and nutrient deficiencies. Rootbound plants also become more susceptible to pests, mold, and diseases due to their weakened state.

To prevent root binding, use air pots or fabric pots that allow air to flow in from the sides. The air will kill the roots on the outside of the container, preventing cannabis plants from becoming rootbound, even in a small container. By taking these precautions, you can ensure that your cannabis plants grow strong and healthy, leading to bigger yields and better quality buds.


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