Definition - What does Autoflowering Cannabis mean?
Unlike photoperiod-dependent plants, autoflowering cannabis is a cannabis plant that reaches the flowering stage after vegetative growth on its own.
Photoperiod plants need a few weeks of growth period before flowering. But with autoflowering cannabis, this process is rapid. After germination, these plants start flowering after 2-4 weeks and are ready for harvest within 10 weeks. Two varieties of autoflowering cannabis are sativa and indica.
MaximumYield explains Autoflowering Cannabis
Autoflowering cannabis plants are best suited for areas where there is fewer daylight hours. There are even hybrids with rudelaris of both satvia and indica that flower in less than 6 weeks.
The quick growing period of autoflowring cannabis makes it a desirable choice for medical marijuana. Studies have shown that the content of cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are high enough to support the medicinal properties of the plant.
Standard plants are larger than autoflowering cannabis. Consequently, autoflowering plants typically have lower yields at a given time. However, there are super autos that can be tall and have higher yield. Given that autoflowering cannabis have a greater hardiness, they can potentially grow through the year.