Autoflower cannabis seeds are special because they are crossed with a Ruderalis strain. This causes them to flower automatically. Growing autoflowering cannabis takes less time compared to growing photoperiod strains and the plants tend to stay smaller. This makes autoflowering very suitable for beginning growers or growers with limited space.
With regular cannabis seeds you have a 50/50 chance of getting male or female plants. Many growers want to grow only female marijuana plants to produce as many buds as possible, but regular seeds are essential for breeders and growers who like to work with clones.
While shopping for cannabis seeds, you may see all sorts of strange phrases and expressions being used. You’ll come across terms like feminized cannabis seeds, photoperiod plants, autoflowers, males, females, hybrids, hermaphrodites and more. If you’re just starting out growing cannabis, this can all be pretty confusing.