by Nebula Haze
Did You Know? Cannabis Seeds Can Carry “Twins”
Twin tap roots can sometimes emerge from one cannabis seed. This is sort of like your seed having twins, because each new root has the potential to form into a separate plant! It's not incredibly rare to get twins, but it is pretty neat to see it happen in person!
When this seedling sprouted, it had two taproots coming from the same seed
When the leaves appeared, there were two distinct seedlings – you can see another tiny set of leaves behind the main sprout!
In this case, I decided to kill the smaller sprout, but you can also gently and carefully separate the two seedlings and transplant one into a new home.
Examples of "twins" being born
From this grower, “When I got the seed it looked really deformed.”
If you grow two seedlings together in one container, their roots will become entwined and one plant will usually dominate, stunting the other one. But if you give each plant their own home, they can both thrive!
After the seedlings grow out, you have a tough choice: Separate them or pick one to keep!
In this case, the grower decided to save both!
In its new home!
It grew so fast it ended up getting rootbound in just two weeks!
A few days later after being transplanted to a new container, the plant is healthy and growing strong. At this point it's a little under 3 weeks from separation of its "twin" 🙂
Now I wonder… is it possible for cannabis seeds to produce triplets?