Preventing Cannabis From Overheating
Cannabis is able to grow and develop at temperatures of up to +35 C (95F) – for weed, this point on the thermometer is considered the maximum. However, starting at +30 C (86F), cannabis growth slows significantly – buds lose their strength, flavor and aroma as the resin evaporates. Plants also become more vulnerable to pests, root decay, fertilizer burn and wilting at higher temperatures. Overall, the chances of plant death increase. Nevertheless, some heat-resistant Sativa cannabis strains are able to thrive at higher temperatures due to their genetic characteristics that arose as a result of their natural habitats’ hotter climates. So, if you live in an area where day temperatures go above +30C (+86F), you’ll need to consider purchasing heat-resistant strains so as not to lose any of the harvest or its potency.
Heat-Resistant Strains: What Are They?
Herbies has collected all of their heat-resistant strains on one page. Most of these heat-lovers are Sativas genetically predisposed to hotter climates. They normally have longer grow cycles, but the characteristics of their buds are totally worth the wait! A wide range of flavors and aromas combined with euphoric and cerebral effects – that’s what you can expect from a heat-resistant Sativa!