Late last year I snipped a branch from an adult Chinense-of-some-variety plant that was then around 5-6 years. (It had not as far as I know produced any fruits, its living arrangements were okay for growing and then hanging on). Got the branch to grow rootlings and it's now a healthy-seeming plant in a 5L so called hempy bucket arrangement. Its grow tent has had 40-60% rh and ~23-26C these last months. It has on pH-6-water with 12,5ml floramicro and 15ml floramato (5l) developed a few flowers (tennish at a time at the very most) of the smaller and harder variety, relatively. One has started morphing into a fruit so far..not sure what it is yet, small, green and not elongated right now.
This is in contrast with its neighbour, a Habanada in the same tent with the same feed but in a 10L bucket. This habanada plant is going a bit bananas with the flowering, some are falling off but many are turning into pale green fruit shapes. Rather large, floppy flowers. This plant is significantly larger but the plants were "growing up" around the same time.
I see the following list of possible reasons for this contrast:
- -If the motherplant was 6 years when the cutting was produced from it, does this mean my clone is on its 7th year, and 'old'? (How old do these things get, is logically the preceding question)
- -5L is not enough, a superhot (it is very likely a superhot) needs more toe room
- -It's too dry/cold, superhots need the equator
The first time around, detailed in my first glog, I had two superhot chinense plants going in the same tent under much the same conditions..both in 10L buckets. The 7 pot brain strain produced perhaps 15 fruits all in all whereas the bhut jolokia output maybe 35 (they grew too large an unwieldy with the HID and that root volume so I axed them during the summer). Am thinking whatever I'm growing now is leaning more towards 7-pot.
Edit. In the twin tent there's a piri-piri plant (annuum) in the same kind of bucket as this unknown chinense and it is now starting to produce pods from its first ten or so flowers, it grew up a couple of months after the chinense.
Edited by chelicerae, 14 July 2019 - 06:13 AM.