How to Grow Purple Cannabis | The Complete Guide

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Nicole Richter / Updated on January 27, 2017

How to Grow Purple Cannabis | The Complete Guide

Cannabis isn’t just about getting high. It isn’t only about the taste or the smell. Smoking quality pot is also about how it looks. And the better it looks, the more you are probably going to like it.

Think about this; you wouldn’t go to your local grocery and pick up some fruit that looks bad or buy something that doesn’t look super attractive, would you?

It’s human nature. We want to get our money’s worth, and we tend to always look for the best. So the same goes with weed. If we were to take two similar strains and apply some color to one, you’d probably purchase the colored one rather than the plain and simple one, even though they have the same potency and will probably have the same effect. You’d probably even pay more.

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There are many reasons people color their cannabis. Some do it for fun, some to make it look more appealing, and for others, it is a way to bump up the price.

Whatever your motivation, this unique guide will help you turn that plain old cannabis seed into something miraculous:

Over the years we’ve heard of quite a few ways to get your buds purple. We’ve even seen people use food coloring to dye the plant. TERRIBLE!

Many people mistakenly believe that the best way to turn cannabis purple is to stop it from breathing. They deprive the plant of Oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gasses, trying to make the plant turn purple. These methods are not advised as they will reduce the quality of the weed, eventually killing it off.

How to Grow Purple Cannabis | The Complete Guide

Oh, and for all of you people out there that talk to your plants or sing to them. We don’t think that it will help in turning your weed purple.

Step 1

The first step in making purple bud is choosing the right seeds. To succeed and still preserve the quality of the weed, your plant must be high in anthocyanin. This is the same water-soluble vacuolar pigments that are typically found in plants. Examples of strains that are high in anthocyanin are Blue Mystic, Northern Light Automatic and Purple Kush.

If you’ve managed to select the right strain, then you’ve done half the job.

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Step 2

The next step is to get the right temperature. As you don’t like to have a shower in cold water, neither do your plants like to grow in the wrong conditions. Ok now comes the interesting part… The stronger pigments, known as Anthocyanin, typically hide anthocyanin in the seed. The good thing is that during fall months, these green pigments break down, which causes the purple pigments to come out. It depends on the strain, but some have different colors of Anthocyanin, so you might find strains that turn reddish or even gold.

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Step 3

Now you have to know how to control the heating. During the flowering stage, the idea is to constantly adapt the temperature, turning it down during the night cycle. It should sit below 50 degrees Fahrenheit or 10 degrees Celsius.

Ok, now this is important. The temperature controlling part should be constantly monitored as making it to cold can do more harm than good. Also, try to wait just before harvest so you don’t accidentally reduce your yields. You should see the bud turn purple around 2 weeks before harvest.

Another thing to note, potency has nothing to do with the color of the bud. Purple buds are not any more potent than green buds of the same strain.

Final Thoughts

Although the color of the bud won’t really have an effect on the way it makes you feel, it is still pretty to look at. Good luck growing.

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6 comments
  1. Dolores Butler

    Growing Purple Cannabis in the home garden is a wonderful idea. I’m definitely going to try this. I would love to hear from people who have done this before.

  2. Marie Turk

    Really a nice article. Keep up the good work guys.

  3. Diane Ellyatt

    Where and how do I put in a order?

  4. Denise Hunter

    Just gotta love purple weed.

  5. CJ

    I have to try it!

  6. Sunny

    Everyone loves it when people get together and share
    thoughts. Great website, keep it up!

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