I have an 9 week old white widow plant that looks like it will be spending the weekend in the dark (explained below). A friend of mine mentioned that as it is just beginning to flower that the extended period of darkness may create a hermaphrodite situation.
I am wondering if there is anything to that?
Now briefly the why. My growlights inside me Grobo have up and quit working earlier this week. I am attempting to work with support to fix this issue but this cannot be done until Monday when support is available. And I’m going to get lost in the woods for the weekend camping. Sadly I was forced to choose between plant sitting my dysfunctional grobo unit and Mr. Walter White Widow (plant) and… living life.
I know that the plant can survive a blackout of 48-60 hours as I anticipate it will see. I understand and anticipate the leaves to begin browning due to loss of photosynthesis. But will the extended darkness have any affect on the sex (of the plant)? Besides some yellowing/browning and minor wilting, what else can I expect?
Thank you much for your help.