I have a white willow from IL GM room temperature 78 RH 50 55 so hum soil kind LED 1000 100% blue 100% White 65% Reds just flipped 3 days ago RO water plant was doing awesome until flip fiber pot sitting on blocks for good drainage and air circulation water 3/4 of a gallon every other day or when super dry
Flipped? Lighting to flower, or you flipped the plant over by accident? Not enough info and somewhat ambiguous on meaning. Very confusing to say the least…
Yes I flip to flower
Okay, then it’s safe to assume they’re in “light shock”, I normally defuse the red light by placing them away from it for the first few days until they acclimate to it. Going from blue to red, grow mix to flower, in only a flash, freaks the plant out. In nature the process is much more gradual, not the blink of an eye.
I also use a mild flowering formula for the first 10 days or so, or until I see it’s acclimated.
Defusing the light, lowering the intensity, or moving the plant further out of range will mitigate some of the shock, helping to smooth the transition to bloom.
That’s what I figured I lowered the intensity and raise the light in your experience as a grower you think it will recover or should I start over
It’s far from severe! That’s only mild, real bad is when the leaves crinkle!
Plant is fine.
Another culprit is the plant posturing before dark or right after lights come back on. They adopt that pose ahead of a light change. (plants anticipate and get ready for night time)
Be sure to use proper watering methods, ( unless you’re in a living soil) Slowly water plant, letting the water soak in before adding more. Continue like this until you get a decent runoff from the bottom. Then do not water again until the pot feels light and soil is dry a knuckle or two deep.
Over Watering Your Marijuana Plant
Overwatering cannabis plants is a common mistake among growers, and it results in drooping leaves. However, overwatering has not occurred as a result of using too much water, but rather that the plant has been watered too often or it is being grown in a pot without appropriate drainage. In this scenario, the problem is actually at the roots, where they begin to rot. Too much water stored at the roots can impede the access of oxygen within the soil to the plant, causing rot and drooping.
This problem can also be caused by the kind of pot and potting mix used. It is essential that there is proper drainage in the pot you are using to grow marijuana and the same should apply to your potting mix. Actually, it is common to let marijuana plants dry out a little bit between waters, and drooping is a clear sign that this hasn’t happened.
If drooping has occurred to your marijuana leaves, lift up the pot and make sure that water is draining out from the bottom. If not, you might have to move your potting mix around a little to ensure that it is not too tightly packed in there, disallowing the flow of water. You don’t need to lower the amount of water you are giving it, but rather the frequency of waterings needs to drop. You will know when your plants need watering by the first couple of inches of soil. When they are completely dry, it’s time to water it again. However, while the soil is still dark and moist, the plant does not need more watering.
Addressing this issue quickly is best, and it will usually happen overnight. When your plant is over watered, it becomes much more vulnerable to other diseases, so it is important to get your roots back into shape quickly.
Underwatering your cannabis plant
Underwatering your marijuana plant is usually the reason that the leaves begin to wilt. Wilting cannabis leaves look much sadder than drooping leaves, have curled at the ends and have begun to turn yellow. In fact, they look lifeless and it can make a grower completely freak out. Wilting means that the roots of your plants are bone dry. They will grow much slower under this condition; so the sooner this is fixed, also the better.
At this stage, you should consider watering your plant more often, and at the beginning perhaps giving it a little bit of extra water to compensate. Be careful not to throw the plant off balance again by continuing to overwater it. Don’t mix any of this water with fertilizer, as it won’t assist with the problem of wilting. You just need to ensure that the water is pH balanced, and use it purely for the purpose of rehydrating your plant. After some time they will start to look happy again and you can go back to using your nutrient-rich water.