Hello everyone, I have 2 plants that are just now popping their little pre-flowers. I usually notice 2 pistils out of each calyx, some of them only have a single pistil. If I am not mistaken, a pistil is essentially the plants “ovary”…(correct me if I’m wrong please)
Question is - are the plants female if they show pistils in pre-flower?
If yes, why do they only have a single pistil in some cases?
If no, why would it have a female reproductive part?
I somewhat understand the hermie nature of some strains and that’s it’s possible to stress a plant out enough it’ll try to reproduce by itself before death.
Right now they each have their own 100w led vander life full spectrum w uv lights, they get 18/6 on a good timer. Day temp 75f 40% hum. Night time 68f 35-40% hum. They are going into flower later today, I’m planning g a 24h blackout then 12/12. Growing in fox farm ocean forest and using flora nova nute kit.
Very interesting. It is certainly female, but the single pistil calyxes would concern me as well. I would keep a close eye on it to see if a second emerges. If not, she may be carrying the hermie trait. But the only way to know for sure would be to flower her out.
As they go into flowering you may be able to smell the difference between the two, from the terpene profile. Not 100% accurate, but if you’ve grown that strain before, most are alike enough in terpene profile you might be able to tell them apart.
Great looking plants!
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