Male, Female or Hermie? 🔬 Official Identification Topic

:warning: This is official identification thread. First post is wiki and you are welcome to update this post. First post should serve as a tutorial or guide featuring most illustrative examples of plant sex.

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Female

Showing white pistils coming from the preflower. The hairs can be hard to see without using magnifying glass.

Tip: Wait for the hairs to appear before killing it. Wait for the balls to appear before killing it, be patient.

Another female:

Notice the tear shaped preflowers and pistils coming from it:

Well developed female:

Male

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Clusters of balls:

Well developed male:

Tips:

About tools

On removing males

Other references:

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Found out this plant was a male 4 days ago. I just took it out of the pot and threw it out back. It’s been raining, hot, and humid. I figured he would have been dead by now. Since he made it, I guess I’ll keep him lol

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Ripped a male and threw it in the back of my pickup with some yard debris, it was alive and I drove around with it until I dumped the debris the next week :joy:

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Pretty sure I know the answer… but hoping someone tells me I’m wrong

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I think you’re right :worried:

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Yup. You know what it is…

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Nice branching for a male so young.

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@Shadey and @Upstate … I refuse to like your comments lol

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