You can do some light defoliating now if you’re really itching to cut! I would stick to only lower leaves that appear damaged or weak. You don’t want to do to much other than take care of her and let her grow at this early stage. Check out this guide to defoliating:
She could use a little defoliating. Do it on your next water change day (right after you change the water and nutrients dispense). Start with the monster fan leaves.
@SWSVIC cut just the leaf off because it’s in 2 off the main branch??how do I cut it I see a lot of strains got just 2 nodes (2 arms) lol coming out mine have 2 arms but 2 more growing from them. So do I cut the fan lead arm or the whole thing?
Yes just take the leaves, leave the branches alone for now. You can remove the leaves as close to the stem as possible.
I would remove these leaves and any others this size that aren’t in the top 3 nodes.
Gotcha will be doing that on next water change wish I had dont it today before the water change…
@SWSVIC will I stress my plant out if I take those 4 big fan leaves off that you pointed out today?? Even if I just changed the water late last night. Just hate how my boy is looking…lbs
If you just changed the water yesterday you can take the leaves now. @ToddYYC think I know your answer but want to give him a second opinion, where are you at on removing the massive fan leaves if this plant were yours?
Take em off. Theyll grow back. Youll cut em again…
Looks good for now. Good job !
Yup looks great, I’m sure she will appreciate it.
By water change time I’m sure some of your other fan leaves will have grown to the same size which you can then remove. Not sure if I’ve already sent you this but here is a link to an awesome tutorial on defoliating:
Any questions I’m gonna top my plant again in a couple of days when it’s ready for a water change. Is there anything wrong in doing that plus I’m going to late veg it one more week to recover. I have read all about lollipopping but wondering do I really do that in transition phase or FLOWER phase. Keep in mind the real cut comes when I lollipop. In a couple days it’s just very light trimming
What’s my grade everybody??
Once a week go by what do I need to do next. Do i need to trim some more if so what leaves need to go next??
Here’s a pic of it now. One right above this msg but here is a top look
see the bright green coloured spots. Any huge fan leaves (largest only) that are covering those spors. Thats it for now
Can u mark any for me @ToddYYC will trim on my next water change