I’m hoping someone will give some help in sexing this plant.
I started 4 plants in hydro back on June 19 - 2 Jamaician Pearls, 1 Sweet Skunk and 1 White Widow/Big Bud Cross. About mi-veg stage they started getting strange. One Pearl was growing like hell; the other pearl was growing but not nearly like the first; and, the other 2 seemed to almost peter out. All the plants had leaf discoloration and started dropping small fan leaves from the very bottom branch which were very small began putting on tiny bud shootslike you would not believe. I was very careful in maintaining 5.8 pH and about 800ppm (Fox Farms nutes) at this point all the plants seemed to just quit growing. I change solution every 7 days and noticed that one of the Fox Farm nutes (Big Bloom) had so much worm cast residue in it that it was actually mudding up oxygenating hoses and clogging the root “beards”. Being out of ILGM nutes just then I changed over to FloraNova seeing almost instant improved growth especially in the 1 Pearl plant. The other plants continued to lag behind with the Skunk and W.W.XBig Bud getting worse and worse.
When I changed solutions and put the plants on 12/12 lighting to initiate flowering I noticed a huge disparity in the different root “beards” I had a realization. The 3 smaller plants had small to no “beards” while the large Pearl had a beard like Charlie Daniels.The smaller plants were actually root bound for which I could find no precedent for anywhere. I moved the 2 smallest plants to soft pots and soil where they are im proving. The small Pearl plant has developed a good root system and has basically caught up with the larger plant as both of the Pearls, still in hydro are beginning to flower nicely. (Here’s a couple of pics of these plants.)
Now to the sexing exercise. The largest Pearl has a huge number of white haired buds (I began pruning, shaping and training all the plants as soon as they put on their third set of doubles) and is already showing pronounced colas. The pictures below show what the flower sites look like on the 2nd Pearl. Although I used purportedly fem seeds I think this plant maybe male. If it is I definitely want to get it out of the enclosure before it can fertilize the ver nice fem plant I have going. So HELP PLEASE!