The quality of your plant depends on your knowledge of the cannabis growth stages and the lifecycle of your plants.
It can take anywhere from 4 to 8 months to grow a cannabis plant, this varies based on where you’re growing. If you have an indoor grow room, your plant has the ability to flower after only a few weeks!
3. Vegetative Growth
Male: Small green sacs full of pollen will be seen on the node areas.
1. Germinating Seeds
Cannabis Growth Timeline
To do this, Leaf has incorporated a built-in HD camera, which will automatically create time lapses and even let users access a live stream of their (or their friends’) grow.
Additionally, each grow will cost about $150 in nutrient cartridges and carbon filter refills. However, co-founder and CEO Yoni Ofir said that eventually the company hopes to drop the price of the actual device and generate its primary revenue from refills (à la Keurig).
However, this technology comes at a cost. The device will retail for $1,499, which makes it much more expensive than simply growing your plant in the ground. However, the company says that the machine will technically pay for itself after just a few months, as the “retail value” of 4-5 ounces (one growth cycle) is around $1,200.
This is all controlled from Leaf’s iPhone app, which will also serve as a social network for users to exchange recipes and share videos of their plants.
Marijuana is a sticky subject. Twenty-three states (and D.C) have legalized some form of medical use, but possession, growth and distribution are still illegal in the majority of the United States.
Leaf has received a strategic investment from Advanced Nutrients, a major player in the cannabis nutrient space. The company will be supplying Leaf with nutrients that they will put inside individual, disposable pods, allowing nutrients to be replaced like an ink cartridge in a printer.
However, as is the case with most new industries, slow regulation hasn’t stopped innovation.
The “plug n’ plant” home growing system from Leaf makes growing your own weed a virtually effortless affair. It’s a self-contained system consisting of 4′ x 2′ box that fits two plants & yields 4-5 ounces of weed per harvest. It automatically monitors everything: light, ventilation, nutrient levels and soil pH ensuring quality cannabis. Refillable nutrient cartridges will cost about $150 per grow but the yield will offset the initial & recurring costs almost instantly.