A hermaphrodite in the context of cannabis cultivation refers to a plant that has both male and female reproductive organs. This condition can occur naturally or be induced by stress factors such as light leaks, temperature fluctuations, or nutrient imbalances. Hermaphroditic plants pose a challenge to growers because they can self-pollinate and potentially ruin a crop by producing seeds instead of desirable flower buds. It is important for cultivators to monitor their plants closely and remove any hermaphroditic individuals to prevent pollination. Maintaining optimal growing conditions and genetic stability can help minimize the occurrence of hermaphrodite plants and ensure a successful cannabis harvest.
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