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Lighting for SunClones 101

The light schedule is a critical component of growing cannabis plants. The amount of light the plants receive, as well as the duration and intensity of that light, will impact the plant's growth and development. In this article, we will discuss the light schedule for cannabis plants, including how to keep the plants in the vegetative stage and when to flip the light schedule to induce flowering.

When growing cannabis plants from seed or clones, it is essential to keep them in the vegetative stage for a specific period to allow for sufficient growth and development before moving on to the flowering stage. To keep the plants in the vegetative stage, they need to receive at least 18 hours of light per day.

To keep your SunClones in the vegetative stage, they require a consistent 18-hour day/6-hour night light schedule. This light schedule will provide the plants with enough light to grow and develop, while also preventing them from entering the flowering stage.

When to Flip the Light Schedule to Go into Flower

Once the plants have reached the desired size and have enough branches, it's time to induce flowering by switching to a 12-hour day/12-hour night light schedule. This will trigger the plants to start producing flowers.

The best time to switch to the flowering light schedule will depend on the strain of cannabis and the grower's preference. Typically, growers will switch to the flowering light schedule when the plants have reached about half the desired height. This can be anywhere from 3-6 weeks into the vegetative stage.

One way to determine when to flip the light schedule is by looking at the plants' nodes. Nodes are the points on the stem where the leaves and branches grow. Once the plants have developed several sets of nodes, it's a good indication that they are ready to be switched to the flowering light schedule.

It's important to note that once the light schedule has been changed, the plants will need a few days to adjust to the new light cycle. During this time, the plants may show signs of stress, such as drooping leaves or slowed growth. However, with proper care and attention, the plants should recover and begin to produce flowers within a few weeks.

In conclusion, the light schedule is a crucial aspect of growing cannabis plants. Sunclones require 18-hour day/6-hour night light cycles to stay in the vegetative stage, while a 12-hour day/12-hour night light cycle is necessary to induce flowering. It's essential to pay attention to the plants' nodes and size to determine when to switch the light schedule. By following these best practices, growers can produce healthy and robust cannabis plants that will yield high-quality buds.



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