Talking about an average marijuana plant height is much like discussing the average quantity of salt you want to add to your meals; all in all, it depends on your personal preferences and demands!
That’s due to the fact you are in charge of controlling your cannabis plant’s height.
In order to give you an idea of how tall your green beauties can reach, you can expect to see anything between just knee-high specimens to bigger-than-your-house, gigantic weed plants.
How is this even possible?
With indoor growing, it is solely your job to choose the dimensions of your marijuana plants.
This is done by applying certain training techniques.
Nevertheless, the strain you pick to grow will also play a crucial part in how tall your cannabeauties will become.
As far as outdoor growing is concerned, we can easily state that the only limit is the sky.
Well, the genetic inheritance of your marijuana strain will still be a key factor.
Although, when you provide your emerald princesses the right conditions to thrive, they can effortlessly overcome their own genetic limitations in terms of height.
Ready to learn more about marijuana plants’ average height and what can you do to control this process? Then keep reading, bud-buddies!
What is the Average Marijuana Plant Height: A Comprehensive Breakdown
1 – Growing Weed Indoors
As we briefly mentioned above, with indoor cannabis cultivation, you are the total boss of plants’ height and overall appearance.
With that in mind, you can use particular techniques to control the dimensions of your cannabeauties.
What’s more, these techniques also help for increasing the expected yields you can get, so it’s definitely a smart win-win to know what to do.
Here’s a list of the top 2 marijuana plants’ training techniques which help to control height while maximizing yields (+ they are suitable even for beginners, provided you are equipped with some patience and a bit of research J.)
In the process of low-stress training, you basically learn your plants to grow in the form and direction you want to see by bending some of the branches.
Doing so not only helps to create a more even canopy; the light also gets better access to each and every bud, which results in better yields.
Training with a Screen (Screen of Green, aka SCROG technique)
Using a screen to train marijuana plants works similarly to low-stress training, although when introduced to screen training, you can really get that extra even and smooth green canopy.
That’s a great technique for managing the size of Sativa varieties grown indoors.
2 – Growing Weed Outdoors
When it comes to outdoor marijuana gardens, you can still apply some of the techniques, intended to control the growth of your plants.
That might be necessary if you want to avoid unwanted attention from conservative neighbors, for example.
Anyway, if you let your outdoor cannabis plants in the hands of Mother Nature (of course, still doing your best to help them thrive but with no limits in terms of how tall or wide they grow), everything is possible.
By everything possible, I mean you can get to grow truly gigantic marijuana plants.
If you simply browse the Internet, you can easily fall across breathtaking pictures of carefully attended outdoor marijuana gardens, the size of the plants outnumbering that of the gardeners multiple times!
3 – Expected Height of Different Marijuana Strains
Despite the growing method you prefer, such as outdoor marijuana gardening, indoor installations, or hydroponic setups, your choice of strain will still play a vital role for how tall and wide you can expect your green beauties to flourish.
A huge percent of Indica strains are well-known for their bushy and rather more compact appearance, as opposed to Sativa varieties.
If you wish to grow mesmerizing marijuana plants (and in the case you have that free space available), choosing to grow a Sativa can help you set a new personal best in the biggest-plants-I have-ever-grown category.
On another note, hybrids show mixed traits of both Indica and Sativa cannabis varieties, so it is best to simply read the description of each strain, as provided by the retailer.
Although only average guidance, there is always a column, regarding the estimated height and stretch you can expect to see from your hybrids.
Now, auto-flowering cannabis strains are a whole different thing.
Bearing the sturdy genetics of Cannabis Ruderalis, these notorious early finishers are also winners in the most compact size marijuana plants category.
Experts state that autos rarely exceed 20 inches in height but are most commonly ranging anywhere between 7 and 15 inches.
With the hydroponic growing, marijuana plants do not typically reach their maximum height.
That’s because hydroponically grown weed focuses all its attention and effort to growing truly gigantic buds and leaves.
Altogether with the needed maintenance and regular root trimming, the size of plants remains relatively compact while the yields are generously increased.
All in all, the average marijuana plant height depends on the strain you choose but that’s only for a start.
It is mostly the growing and training methods you apply which will make all the difference in terms of both the height and the stretch of your green beauties.
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