The Benefits of Adding CO2 To Your Grow Room
Many indoor cannabis horticulturists are reaping the benefits of enriched carbon dioxide levels in their grow rooms. Increased CO2 levels can maximize the rate of photosynthesis and, in turn, increase the rate of growth.
It is common for growers who supplement CO2 to see not only faster growth, but also larger yields. When done correctly, and everything else is equal, a grow room enriched with CO2 will simply outperform a grow room without it.
Faster rooting means young plants can be transitioned into the vegetative stage and acclimated to a new environment sooner.
What CO2 Does For Clones
Increased CO2 levels in the cloning area are beneficial when supplied to the cuttings’ leaves. So, if a grower is using an aeroponic or mister-type cloning machine, the CO2 should be added to the area where the leaves are and not to the area where the roots are (or will be). When the leaves have access to enriched CO2 levels, photosynthesis can occur at a faster rate.
The sugars created in this process are important fuels that provide the cuttings with the energy they need for making roots. In other words, raising the CO2 levels increases the speed at which these valuable sugars can be produced.
If the sugars needed for energy can be produced more quickly, the cuttings can, in turn, create roots more rapidly. Faster rooting means young plants can be transitioned into the vegetative stage and acclimated to a new environment sooner. Generally speaking, the faster the clones can develop roots, the higher the overall success rate of cloning.
More CO2 Benefits:
- Increased resistance to molds, fungi, and bacteria
- Reduced transpiration
- More absorption of light
- Increased yields and plant quality
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Happy growing! Please email our expert grower Hunter@GrowDaddyCanada.com if you have any questions about using CO2 in your grow room!