Plant Problems Symptoms: Leaves

by Nebula Haze What Causes Plants to Grow Smooth Leaves? What does it mean to accidentally "re-veg" a cannabis plant? "Re-veg" is short for "re-vegetation" and refers to what happens if a flowering plant stops flowering and re-enters the vegetative stage. For photoperiod cannabis strains (which is the majority of strains), a plant needs long...
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Problem: Leaves may become yellow in between the veins, with mottled brown spots on the affected leaves. These brown dead patches may spread and eventually kill the leaf. Leaves may also shred and fall apart. Overall growth of the marijuana plant may be stunted. With a manganese deficiency, the yellowing will begin at the base...
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by Nebula Haze Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV) is a virus that is commonly found in tobacco plants which causes splotchy or twisted leaves, strange mottling symptoms (a "mosaic"), slowed growth, and reduced yields. Mosaic virus has spread to several other species of plants, and although we don't know for certain, there is evidence from many growers that cannabis...
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Problem: A cannabis copper deficiency appears with leaf symptoms such as dark leaves that take on blue or even purple undertones. The tips and edges of leaves turn pale yellow or white in stark contrast to the rest of the leaves which have turned dark. In flowering it's important to correct a cannabis copper deficiency as...
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Problem: If your plant is drooping, then it's usually a sign of either over or under-watering. Cannabis Underwatering Symptoms drooping (plants often get better after being watered) leaves often seem "papery" and thin because they don't have any water inside them. (This is opposed to overwatering where the leaves often feel bloated and "fat" from all the water...
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by Nebula Haze Do Your Marijuana Leaves Have Nutrient Burn? Quick Summary: Nutrient burn is one of the most common beginner cannabis growing problems. The yellow or brown leaf tips are caused by too-high levels of nutrients accumulating in the leaves. (Nutrient burn is often called "Nute Burn" in the cannabis growing community). When the roots take in more nutrients...
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by Sirius Fourside Table of Contents Introduction to Root Rot (With Tons of Pictures!) What Triggers Root Rot? Solution: Get Rid of Root Rot Forever!   Cannabis Root Rot - Slimy, brown, twisted or unhealthy roots are caused by unwanted pathogens in your hydroponic tank! The marijuana plant on the left is healthy, and the plant...
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Problem: Dark green leaves, shiny leaves, clawing, weak stems, and overall slow growth. Marijuana leaves that are nitrogen toxic often get "The Claw" or talon-like leaves that are bent at the ends. They also do an odd curving (or cupping) that is often mistaken for overwatering, but is unique to nitrogen toxicity. You can see a "clawing" leaf pictured...
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by Nebula Haze Cannabis Leaf Problem / Symptoms: With a marijuana potassium deficiency, you'll generally see symptoms on older leaves, but not always. Sometimes you'll see the symptoms at the top of the plant. Leaves with a potassium deficiency get yellow, brown, or burnt tips around the edges and tips. The burnt edges may look a little...
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Problem: A boron deficiency in cannabis is relatively rare unless a plant is underwatered or in a really dry environment, and is usually accompanied by other types of nutrient or pH problems that appear as problems with the leaves. The first signs of a cannabis boron deficiency is abnormal or thick growth tips along with...
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