Need to learn how to germinate Pineapple Express Feminized seeds?
To germinate your new Pineapple Express feminized seeds, read our guide here.
Germination is the first step to growing your own cannabis (marijuana) plants. After germination, you will then place the germinated seeds into your soil. These are feminized plants so after a few weeks of growth, they will enter the vegging phase. This phase will last 4-6 weeks and depends on what the grower prefers. Once ready to begin flowering, you will have to adjust the light cycle to begin.
Pineapple Express Feminized light cycle and growth
The light cycle for this plant is fairly standard if you’ve grown a feminized plant before. Compared to an autoflower, it’s just a bit more complicated. The best light cycle to begin with is 18-6. That is 18 hours on and then 6 hours off. Keep this up the entire way through the vegging phase. Although some recommend more light, we find that this can stress the plant and cause hermies to appear. When you’re ready to begin flowering, start gradually changing the light cycle to 12-12. This will fool the plant into believing the days are getting shorter and it will begin to flower. Sativas have a longer flowering time than indica, so be prepared for flowering of at least 10 weeks and most likely closer to 12.
Since this is a sativa type plant, it will grow long and thin. When vegging, be aware that an average height during/after flowering is between 8-10 feet. Something to keep an eye out for if you have limited space.
A lot of growers will grow a mix of normal and autoflower plants. While waiting for their main plant to finish, they have autos ready to come up. An appetizer before the main course!
You can find some growing tips on Pineapple Express Feminized here