Using cannabis clones or cuttings is a great way to run your grow room: you get a standardized crop that grows with equal vigor and finishes simultaneously. However, there may come a time when you decide to change your strain and start again from seed, selecting a new mother plant from a batch of seedlings. In which case – is it okay to flower your existing cannabis mother plant?
The short answer is yes!
You Can Flower your Cannabis Mother Plant
Genetically she is identical to the cuttings you have been using, so you should be able to expect bud exactly the same as from the clones. However, there are some points to consider:
One of the best outdoor cannabis grows I have ever seen was a retired Original Amnesia mother, aged approximately 2 years, that we donated to some friends at the end of May. They put her in a small courtyard area where their pigeons were kept and gave her very little specific cannabis nutrients at all. By September, she was probably – and I’m not kidding! – 13 feet in width and 7 feet tall. Unfortunately, the family became extremely paranoid towards the end of flowering and cut her down before we could take photos!