Everything will be OK. It's called "hyper cropping," and it's possible to do it up to the first three weeks of flowering. The same thing occurred to me: a light dropped and snapped many branches. Not only did it recover, but some of the broken areas developed new bud spots, which expanded into little 1 gram nugs. Unfortunately, most were infected with botrytis, which is the fungus that causes gray mold.
The good news is that cannabis plants are very resilient creatures. They can withstand quite a bit of damage without dying completely. What happened was that the energy required for flower production is also used by the plant to build more roots, so it can find other healthy parts of the parent plant to connect to. This is how clones develop. From just one original stem or seed piece, you can grow hundreds of identical plants. Most growers keep some of these pieces in order to produce more plants in case some of them are damaged or lost.
In conclusion, marijuana plants are fairly hardy creatures that can stand a lot of abuse before they start to show signs of weakness. Don't be afraid to pull out plants that are getting too big for their space. They will usually tell you when it's time to repot. Avoid over-watering as this can lead to root problems. Finally, exercise caution around any plant that you aren't sure about. Some people get sick just from being near plants that have been affected by disease.
Some plants will die if the stem is broken, while others will divide and flourish. It is determined by the plant and the extent of tissue damage. If the damage is limited to just the stem, then it will heal itself.
Plants have two ways to protect themselves from pests: physical defense and chemical defense. Physical defense involves things like spines on plants that block animals' attempts to eat them. Chemical defense includes toxins that kill insects who eat plants. Plants also use defensive mechanisms against humans. Some plants have unpleasant tastes or textures because of chemicals on their surfaces that discourage people from eating them. Others produce toxic chemicals in their leaves or seeds that can be harmful if they are ingested.
When plants are damaged, their protective layers are removed, allowing pathogens and insects access to the healthy tissue below. Once this vulnerable tissue is exposed, it is prone to infection. The most common symptom of plant injury is redness around the site of the break. This is due to polyphenols in the skin reacting with free radicals produced by microbes as part of their immune response. These molecules are also responsible for giving plants their color.
In addition to being red, injured plant tissues may also be swollen or have holes when viewed under a microscope.
Some gardeners may also ask if a damaged branch may be rooted. Large branches, however, cannot be rooted in their whole; however, a few small twig cuttings may be recoverable. It is possible to grow many different species of trees and shrubs from cuttings, but it is not a simple process. The mother plant must provide all the nutrients that support growth development from a tiny seed or cutting.
The first thing you need to know about rooting trees and branches is that it is best to take softwood cuts for this purpose. Hardwood cuts will not root as easily and are more likely to cause problems instead. When making a cut with a sharp knife, make sure not to go all the way through because that would kill the piece. Remove any residue from around the area where you are going to take the cut using a brush or your fingers. This will help prevent insects from laying eggs in the branch. Trees need oxygen at the soil level to survive so avoid cutting them too close to the ground.
Trees and branches can fall into two main categories depending on how mature they are: juvenile and mature. Juvenile trees and branches are still growing and have not reached their full size or maturity. Mature trees and branches have grown large enough for us to use their wood.
If any huge roots are severed, such as if you cut into the soil with a sharp tool, your plant's development may decrease for several years. For example, if the root side is injured, the adjacent limbs and leaves may grow smaller in comparison to the healthy, opposite side. This is called "canted growth." The plant must be given the chance to regenerate these roots, or else the damaged portion of the plant will die.
If only some of the roots are removed, the plant can still survive although it will not be able to reach all of its optimal growing conditions. For example, if one-third of the roots are removed, the plant can still live because the remaining two-thirds provide enough oxygen and nutrients for survival. However, the plant will not be able to grow as large or spread out as far as it would have otherwise due to limited access to food and water.
If all of the roots are taken away, then the plant will eventually die. Even if the seed pods are removed from the plant, the seeds inside will remain dormant until they receive sufficient sunlight and moisture to germinate. This process can take many years depending on the species and type of root system used by the plant.
The most effective way to kill a plant is by completely removing the source of energy and life blood, which is the oxygen, from the area around the plant.