Requirements For Indoor Humidity Control for Cannabis Plants

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If you are interested in growing your very own cannabis crop it would be a very good idea to understand just what it entails. Apart from growing lights, the PH factor of the water and soil, you will also have to learn a lot about the specific humidity requirements of your indoor cannabis houseplants. Different crops have different requirements and the cannabis plant is no exception to this rule. In fact, such requirements also differ amongst different cannabis varieties as well. Let us check for ourselves, the various humidity control requirements for the cannabis plant:

  • The Near Constant Need for Water Intake 
  • In every stage of the cannabis plant’s growth, it will require near-constant water intake. This water intake will be determined by the amount of humidity in your indoor greenhouse.  When the humidity levels will be very high, the cannabis plant will be able to use its leaves to absorb the ambient moisture from the atmosphere.  This will mean they will drink a lot less water via their roots.  On the other hand, if the temperature in your grow room is hot and dry, they will replenish their water supply by pulling more water into the stem system,  through their roots.

    In a nutshell, the humidity in the air will change your plants’ water requirements regarding how much they partake of this liquid.  Moreover, the water you give to your plants, especially through the soil has plenty of nutrients.  This is why being in control of the overall humidity also gives you a whole lot more control over your cannabis crop’s nutrient intake.

  • The necessity of maintaining ideal humidity levels 
  • Here, it is pertinent to note that the right level of humidity actively encourages vigorous growth with strong, leafy, and healthy plants. If done properly, the humidity can lead to exceptionally robust growth as well. 

    Apart from that, once the cannabis crop starts making its little buds during its flowering stage, you should be able to manipulate the humidity of the total grow area. If you do that as the crops mature and it is close to harvest time, you will retain the ability to make your plants produce much more THC resin as well as other cannabinoids. At the same time, you will also be able to prevent your plants from many potential mold attacks.  You should also remember that very high humidity might sometimes cause something known as bud rot. A condition that can harm your crop.  Apart from that,  humidity levels can also directly impact the nutritional requirements of your plants. Since less or more ambient moisture in the air will force them to take in moisture through the roots, they might end up with less nutrition than they actually need. This will mean that their growth rate will be slowed down considerably. 

  • Cannabis Plants have Fluctuating Needs
  • As a general rule, most cannabis plants tend to like higher levels of humidity when they are very young. However, as they grow older they become averse to very humid conditions and prefer considerably lower levels of humidity. This holds particularly true as they become more mature. As a matter of fact, it would not be wrong to state that if they don't get the humidity levels they require, they might not grow as strong, healthy, and fast. At least as much as they potentially could, in a properly climate-controlled environment   

  • The Need for HVAC Equipment
  • This is the part where a very highly efficient indoor climate and humidity control system comes into the picture. An HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system can play a key role in the optimization of your crop. In fact, this climate control system can easily optimize your cannabis crop by ensuring the ideal heat and humidity settings. There exists a lot of HVAC equipment that has been created specifically for the purpose of ensuring ideal humidity and climate conditions for your precious crop. 

  • Conclusion 
  • Humidity plays a very important role in the healthy growth of your cannabis crop. This is why it is very important to invest in a proper HVAC system to ensure that your indoor plants get everything they need, both from the soil and from the air around them. 


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