There are a few influential factors that cause cannabis colors to be different and there are reasons why it is so. The profile of the cannabis colors will depend on the environment in which it is grown and the method used to grow it. You may have already take notice that cannabis comes in a variety of colors. If you haven’t noticed it, then you will know by the time you finish reading this. The cannabis colors are vibrant and gorgeous to look at. You could see a bud that has a deep purple color while in most cases; it is bright green in color. But, did you know that there are just as many cannabis colors as there is in the rainbow? Yes, there is! However, have you ever thought why is that there are so many cannabis colors? Well, we are about to tell you and there is an established meaning for each of these hues.
The colors that you see in cannabis strains as we have mentioned above is caused by how the plant is grown and where it is grown. Another factor is nutrient deficiencies and genetics. The temperature starts to drop in certain places during the months of October through December. For that reason the leaves on every tree changes colors and it is the same thing with cannabis colors. The color in your cannabis is not produced until the latter part of the flowering phase. When the temperature is cooler, it inhibits the production of chlorophyll, which every plant needs to acquire its color. When the temperature drops, it shortens the natural light cycle and for that reason, instead of being green, your cannabis colors will vary during the change in season. In most cases, it imitates the specific season. Some growers will reduce or enhance specific anthocyanins during the flowering phase, which brings out distinct hues.
The Meaning of Colors
Different cannabis colors have different meanings. One myth that we need to put the rest and that is the color of your cannabis has nothing to do with its potency or the strength of the cannabis. Anthocyanin is a phytochemical compound found in cannabis, which is instrumental in its color and reveals the color of the cannabis according to the plant’s pH level. The cannabis colors in this case will be red, purple or blue. Anthocyanins are usually found in some veggies and fruits such as eggplants, plums, blueberries and pomegranates. If you had a deficiency in chlorophyll in your cannabis strain, the color of your cannabis would be purple. You could also achieve this by controlling how you administer the temperature in your grow room.
Cannabis cannabinoids or genetics have a lot to do with the result of cannabis colors after a harvest. During the growth process, genes are prompted to emit certain ranges of colors in your cannabis strains. Each color of your cannabis strain has its own phytochemical element. For instance, anthocyanin is a phytochemical component that emits the color blue or purple. Anthoxanthin is also a phytochemical element or compound, but this one produces the color cream or white. Carotenoids create the color orange or yellow. Chlorophyll produces green pigmentation in most strains. Lycopene turns your cannabis in a red color. The phytochemical element affects the color, the smell and the flavor.
If the stems and leaves of your plant are deficient in nutrients, this can cause a change in cannabis colors. When your plant lacks nitrogen, the leaves of the plant will turn yellow. This means that the production of chlorophyll has been reduced. If your plant does not have enough phosphorus, the leaves will be green, but with dark violet veins If the plant is deficient in potassium, at first, the leaves will be yellow and then change to a brown color, after which it will fall off. Other noticeable deficiencies that cause cannabis colors to be determined are calcium, magnesium and zinc.