When pruning my plants I read that the fan leaves should not be cut but it appears to me that they block a lot of light from the plant
That is because the fan leaves are the plant’s solar panels.
In indoor settings pruning is mostly done for training and to prevent mold. But not until ready to go into flower and after. Lollipoping and breathability.
When I am training a plant to be a bush, I pick a medium size leaf and remove every leaf that is larger.
Here she is a week later.
Very touchy subject for some. I like a bush of a plant and tend to trim/prune alot less than some. I like to make the plant look clean, create nice airflow, remove dead leafs ect.
I feel like the plant needs the leafs to create energy for overall growth.
We will take off some of the lower wimpy looking branchs.
And see on the other side of this argument is that trimming during flowering, early or late,I’ve read the argument for both times, actually makes bigger buds And it also cuts down on drying and trimming times for harvest…so like…wtf right? It’s like buying a car….preference…trim one plant don’t trim another and take them to harvest…see what you like I bet you land somewhere in the middle