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Grow Problems

Are you experiencing cannabis grow problems? Perhaps we can help through our FAQs dealing with some of the more common grow problems experienced by indoor and outdoor cannabis cultivators.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Mold is one of the most common problems that cannabis growers experience, especially those who are growing outdoor plants.

    While mold can destroy a crop, there are measures you can take to help  prevent it which are included in our blog article here.

  • “Help! I think my plant has some kind of pest or diseases.”

    Don’t worry, this is something that happens to every cannabis grower at some time or the other.

    First of all, don’t panic – the Paradise team has got your back!

    We have a number of blogs looking at pest and disease issues, including this one: Expert Tips To Treat 5 Common Pests & Diseases.

  • The leaves of a cannabis plant are a good indicator of its health and discoloration can be a sign that something is wrong.

    To help you diagnose some of the more common problems, we have prepared a useful infographic here.

  • Just like any other plant, a healthy cannabis plant requires a balance of a suitable growing environment and good care.

    Specific cannabis strains may have different growth patterns – some will grow rapidly and then slow down, while others may start slower but accelerate their growth in later stages, so check the seed description and consult Paradise Seeds grow reports for growth characteristics.

    If your plant has stopped growing, here are key questions to ask:

    • Is the soil you’re using sufficient? For example seedlings should be grown in a starter soil without additional nutrients.
    • Are your plants getting enough light? A giveaway sign that they are not is if seedlings grow ‘leggy’ (ie long skinny stems).
    • Has the plant received the right amount of nutrients? It is important to read nutrient guides carefully in order to avoid giving your cannabis plant too much or too little nutrients.
    • Are you overwatering your plant? Yes plants need water, but giving them too much can be as damaging for growth prospects as too little water. Overwatering will drown your roots and deprive them of oxygen.
    • Do you have pests? Pests and diseases can cause a plant to stop growing, so keep an eye on your plants for changes in colour or appearance which may indicate the presence of pests.
  • Firstly, be patient and give them a bit of time. Seeds are a product of nature and so we cannot accurately predict exactly how long they will take to germinate.

    Sometimes germination simply takes longer (2 – 5 days).

    This can be due to many factors, but common issues are seeds drying out (is your medium moist enough), seeds drowning (too much water on your medium) and temperature fluctuation (is your growing medium ie tissue paper or glass of water too cold?).

    This is a common problem when starting seeds off in Spring.

    If these are not the issue, then please send an email to together with order number (if there is one), a purchase receipt, a photo of the packaging and a photo of the ungerminated seed(s).

Cannabis seedling first leaves image from PH: Scotty Frey

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