Plant Sex

Dear Danny,
How can I tell if my plant is male or female? I planted a seed two months ago and I still can’t figure out what I’ve got.
– Russian Kush

Dear RK,
You should be seeing pre-flowers any day now, appearing in the middle of the node where branches meet the main stem. Use a loupe to look closely at any growth at the joint. Females will indicate themselves with stigmas, or fuzzy white hairs extending from a teardrop shaped bract (also known as a calyx). Male preflowers don’t have pistils; they resemble a closed fist at the end of a very short arm and eventually turn into a tiny bunch of yellow bananas hanging downwards.

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