Like any plant in the world the cannabis plant has a system of roots that are vital to it thriving and surviving and are important to the cannabis growth stages. When cannabis seeds becomes germinated the tap root is the first root to emerge from the seed, the tap root instantly begins to grow in a downward motion looking for key aspects of sustaining life such as moisture and nutrition, while also colonizing the substrate. When looking at the complete root system of the cannabis plant it provides various purposes to allow the plant to prosper and contribute to the marijuana anatomy. First the roots are used to help anchor the plant within the substrate, also known as the area where the plant lives, grows and obtains its nourishment. Second the roots are the main source in making sure the plant obtains the right amount of water and nutrients, the roots are always in search of water and moisture, not stopping until it is found. When the roots find too much water it has no purpose to grow so neither will the plant. Third the roots act as a storage unit for things like sugars and starches which are produced by photosynthesis, aka the light.
The cannabis plant contains three main roots that contribute massively to the health and well being of the plant and the cannabis growth stages, each one of these roots offers the plant a variety of different aspects that help turn the plant into a budding beauty. First is the tap root which is the main root within the root system, this root grows underneath the soil which moves vertically downwards creating branches as it grows and expands. When these branches begin to grow there is a second type of root known as the fibrous roots, which branches off from the tap root, it also begins to grow a network of roots underneath the soil which is a similar size to the upper part of the plant. Third is the adventitious roots, known for being thick, this root is what makes it possible for the grower to reproduce plants by cutting portions of it off and cloning them. The root system of a cannabis plant requires a fine balance of moisture and air to grow properly and be healthy, if applied correctly the roots should look thick, bright white roots with a solid amount of hairs when you transplant.
When the seed begins to sprout the tap root system is the first system to begin to grow which then begins to grow the fibrous root system, it’s important to know that cloned plants do not posses a tap root system. Instead they begin with the adventitious root which develops the fibrous root system.
The root crown is the part of that plant where the roots and stems join together, this important are of the plant in the marijuana plant stages is the divide between upward and downward growth. The root crown plays a an important roll in the area where the vascular system switches from roots to stem and where the majority of cell division takes place within the plant.