The development of any plant or crop depends on the successful application of the necessary physical requirements, and water is one of them. Like any other plant, marijuana plants also need an ample supply of water daily. Without the supply, marijuana plants won’t grow well. However, the amount of water it needs also depends on other certain factors such as:
- Size of the container
- Size of the plant
- Level of root
- Stage of growth
- Room temperature
The reasons are easy to understand as a large plant would require more water than smaller ones. However, large containers do not require extreme watering. Once the outside temperature is hot, watering is mandatory. The presence of high humidity in the atmosphere also needs more watering for marijuana plants.
During summer, when the temperatures are very high, the soil tends to dry up and requires more watering. However, there are frequent problems related to drowning roots when it comes to marijuana plants. These problems arise due to the following factors:
- The frequency of watering is too high
- The holes that are meant for drainage could be clogged
- The particles in the soil are too small to let water pass through them
For the outdoor growth of marijuana plants, these problems relate to the soil that has a greater percentage of clay. Problems occur mainly due to poor drainage. For this reason, sandy soils are expected to drain too well.
On the other hand, there are problems related to underwatering of marijuana plants as well. The growth of the plant is not proper and it starts wilting when the supply of water is not enough. However, do not stop the supply water and instead continue to supply water at regular intervals.
When the plants are suffering from a lack of supply of water, they might develop an anaerobic condition. The roots are unable to use carbon dioxide but need the supply of oxygen at the same time. The potency of the roots decreases when such a condition exists. Therefore, the roots become highly susceptible to pathogens.
While growing marijuana in gardens, it is advisable to maintain a water temperature of around 22 – 23 degrees C. However, if the temperature of canopy increases then, the temperature of the water needs to be decreased proportionately.