I have researched the idea of having red/purple in the stems of cannabis plants and have found many many different answers for what the cause/reason for that is. Answers ranging from plant genetics, to nutrient deficiencies, to someone saying that red stems means your plant is a female, where a male would be all green! Now I understand that different genetics produce many different things in the way of colors and general look of your plants so I would like to try to figure out more specific aspects of the red stem debate.
For example.. is there a difference between the looks of a red stem on a plant that naturally has this color VS. a plant that has red stems due to a deficiency?
Majority of my plants have some sort of red/purple color to their stem, some more than others, and I could post some detailed pictures of them if you'd like but I do not believe I have any sort of deficiency issue that would cause it. Perhaps I am wrong though, and if I am... Does anyone have a suggestion for a specific treatment for red stems that I could experiment with and report back?
Anyways let me know what you all think, any ideas are welcome. I have played with this subject quite a bit and I am kind of lost as far as finding an answer goes. (strangely enough... the one plant I have found to be totally green in the stems is a male)