Flowering Stage

The flowering stage is the stage of a plant’s life during which the nuts, fruits, and vegetables that it produces may be harvested. Plants expel much of their energy during the flowering stage, as it is their reproductive phase to bloom and yield.

The factors influencing the flowering stage of a plant include light, temperature, nutrients, and water. Research studies have shown that when placed in cold temperatures, plants accelerate their flowering process and produce dense flowers with high sugar content. Through a process known as Flower Forcing, farmers will speed up the process of flowering by manually regulating these various factors.

Some plants may take 2-3 weeks to get adjusted to altered conditions, and they may require more strengthened nutrients during the flowering stage. In addition, some plants may have both male and female parts together or in separate plants. Some plants may also develop new flowers independently from pollination from the male parts or plants during this stage. Some may dedicate all their nutrients only to developing seeds, fruits, or vegetables rather than developing new flowers.