Striped Leaves on New Growth

I planted 1white widow feminized seed in Happy Frog soil and another in Black Gold soil. The plant in Happy Frog has striped leaves in the new growth. Is this something to worry about?


What kind of light and soil nutes ect. Possibke light burn from looks but maybe simething diff. Fill this out and the troops come running.
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Thank you for your advice! This is my first grow, so I am very insecure about doing something wrong.
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  • What strain, Seed bank, or bag seed: White Widow feminized, ILGM
  • Method: Happy Frog soil 
  • Vessels: 5 gallon grow bags
  • PH of Water & Solution: 7.0
  • Nutrients:  1 Tbs. Fox Farm Grow Big & Big Bloom to gallon of water every other watering
  • Indoors
  • Light system:  Spider Farmer SF-1000 LED Grow Light
  • Temps; Day - 72, Night - 68
  • Humidity; Day - 50, Night - unknown
  • Ventilation system:  No.  Growing in a small shower with no curtain.  Fan blowing towards plants.
  • Co2: No

I misted the plant with a magnesium solution made with water and Epsom salts after noticing the new growth had light green leaves and dark veins about 2 weeks apart.

Please tell me if I need to do anything or if this plant will be fine. One more thing, the shorter plant from the same seeds is a healthy green color.

Thanks, again, Mark0427, for the advice.

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Lets get a bit more help here. @Covertgrower @Myfriendis410 @CMichGrower @HappyHydroGrower @Hellraiser some pretty knowledgeable fellas here. Im really no good at pocking a deficiency out so i call in the squad that does lol.


I would be hesitant to spray anything on the leaves. It can damage them, and cause burn spots.

It looks like you may have had the light too close, or recently turned it up.


Haha! Thanks @Mark0427 I’m not sure I’m an expert of diagnosing plants either by any stretch of the imagination.

Although farmers and gardeners have use a epson salt spray for ages, I’m like Covertgrower said, I’d be a little hesitant about spraying anything on my plants. I’m not sure of soil grows, but cannabis will almost always exhibit symptoms the same way, whether it’s soil, coco, or hydro. What causes it, is the question.

One big problem I see a lot of is, folks not calibrating their PH meter often enough. That would be the first thing I would check.

The other thing would be your environment, temp/humidity, fans gently blowing on your plants, and the nutrients. If it feels good in there to you, then it’s probably good for them. With that being said, it doesn’t have to be hot feeling to your skin to burn the plants. Some are more sensitive than others.
Good tried and true nutrient line is always a plus as well. I think yours are.

How high is your light from your plants?
How old are the plants?
Are you using any calmag?
Have you flushed your plants??
Do you know what your ppm’s and PH runoffs are???

While I absolutely agree with covert, yellow on top, crispy edges, in my humble opinion, I do think you have some mag. def. as well. I have mixed epson salt at a ratio of 1 tsp/gal while in coco and used it several watering till the new growth started looking better. I would check with @Covertgrower @Myfriendis410 @Hellraiser to see if you can use epson salt with soil, which I think you can, but wait for them.

Do you have a little bit more of a broader view of the plants in natural light?

Good luck! :+1: :v: :sunglasses:


Any one of them that is unscented… :stuck_out_tongue:


What, you don’t want a nice peppermint flavor to your skunk haha?

If you aren’t yet I’d add a regimen of cal mag to your grow.


Thanks for your advice. The light was 12" above the plant, so I raised it to 16". The plants are 11 weeks old and are being put into flowering stage today. I am not using calmag. They have not been flushed, just watered 1 or 2 times to 1 time of nutrients. I do not know the ppms and pH runoffs.

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Sf1000 You might still want to raise it up to about 18-20” maybe @dbrn32 or someone else may know about that light.

Sense I’m not familiar with that soil or those nutes, I would have to refer you to @Covertgrower @Myfriendis410 @Hellraiser

I’m pretty sure that’s gonna be something your going to have to know.
Hang in there. There are plenty of folks here to help. If uncertain about anything, ask first. You can better believe, somebody here has experienced it. Good luck! :v::+1:t2::sunglasses:

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This was the reason why it looks like a magnesium deficiency. Raise the light and you’ll be fine.


If you are ph, ing to 7 you may want to drop down to 6.5 . Looks look a bit of a iron dif. To me. I just went through the same thing with a LA Confidential from ILGM, Advance Nutrients make a product called revive , its a foliar spray, works pretty well in emergencies.

Correction that would be zinc dif sorry.

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Yep, whenver you see that, raise the light. might give some calmag too if not doing do already.