Alien Gorilla Glue is best for growers who already have some rudimentary knowledge in marijuana cultivation, but newbie gardeners can also try it with some guidance. For best results, raise this strain in a controlled setting using a Sea of Green (SOG) setup. This strategy entails placing up to 9 plants in a one square meter area. Doing so ensures that a small growing space is maximized, but do not be tempted to overcrowd your plants. They need space to develop, and tightly packed foliage could also invite mold and mildew due to excess moisture accumulation.
As stated earlier, this strain requires consistent manicuring to maintain good airflow since it has a bushy structure. Efficient pruning and trimming also shift the plant’s energy to bud development instead of unnecessary foliage. Moreover, regulating the temperature and relative humidity (RH) is essential for healthy growth, especially as the plant enters its different life stages.
- Seedling stage: 20 to 25 degrees Celsius (68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit), 65% to 70% RH
- Vegetative stage: 22 to 28 degrees Celsius (72 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit), 40% to 70% RH
- Flowering stage: 20 to 26 degrees Celsius (68 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit), 40% to 50% RH
- Late flowering stage: 18 to 24 degrees Celsius (64 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit), 30% to 40% RH
Following all these recommendations is sure to supply the grower a yield of 400 to 600 grams (14 to 21 ounces) per square meter after 8 to 10 weeks.
Alternatively, Alien Gorilla Glue can also flourish outdoors because of its strong Indica genes. It favors warm and dry locations like Australia, California, Northern Africa, or Southern Europe. When raised in areas with a similar climate, it can stretch up to a maximum height of 200 cm (7 feet). Each plant can produce about 500 grams (18 ounces) of usable bud by October.
Both regular (unsexed) and feminized seeds are available for this strain. Regular seeds mean a 50/50 chance of sprouting male and female plants. The males can be used for marijuana breeding projects since they carry pollen, but they should be separated from the females to prevent accidental pollination. On the other hand, feminized seeds guarantee a 99.99% all-female batch. These seeds are more popular nowadays, especially among rookie cannabis cultivators, because they save time and effort from having to identify and segregate the plants according to gender.