Autoflower light cycle

Ok guys, I have 3 autoflowers in full bloom, I’m running them 12/12. My question is since they are autos can I put them back on an 18/6 cycle without hurting their cycle? The only reason why I ask is because I have a Bruce banner plant that is getting to big for the little grow room and I have to move her and didn’t know if I could change the light cycle on my timer to 18/6. I don’t want to flower her yet, I am using her as a mother plant and want to clone her as many times as I can.

I am new too but from what I have learned is that the auto flower does not go by light cycle. Hence my auto flowers are going 24/7 in flower alongside the veg stage f the fem. I was told that is ok so I am just passing the information along. Hopefully I got it correct. Good luck

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Autos can be ran on 12/12 from seed sense auto flower and don’t need you to switch them for them. You should be fine to even put all your plants under 12/12 if they are all autos. They will Flower even if you had them on a 18/6 for ever.

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I understand that, my question was can I go back to 18/6, there been in 12/12 for a month now but need to stick a photo in there but I don’t want her to flower just yet. I might just wait and harvest the autos before I move the banner.

The light cycle will NOT effect the flowering of an auto flower. It will flower genetically by itself

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Although it will not effect the flowering of the plant what u do have to watch for is stressing it to hermie. I would switch it an hour a night until u have it on the schedule u want. Just my opinion but autos don’t like stress of any kind


Thanks @anon95385719 I’ll start that today, gradually move back up to 18/6 with an hour each day.

Just my 2cents. I’d raise it a half hour each day