This mutation hails from Australia. A breeder then took advantage of the odd variety by cultivating it into a real “strain” – although the leaf mutation can occur across various strains. This mutation gets its name from the webbed, foot-like leaves that it grows. However, the different looking leaves are just the start of it. Most ducksfoot cannabis grows up to be sativa plants.
Three-seedling polyembryonic seeds have also been reported.
This is a common mutation, particularly in hybrid strains. The plant develops into a truly massive form – much like a tree. These massive cannabis plants look like indicas, but have the height of tropical sativas. This phenotype has one massive stalk that can grow up to 4m high. The plant looks either like a Christmas tree or a candelabra. The leaves are narrow, unlike the wider leaves of landrace sativas. While the plant is absolutely impressive and yields are prodigious, its height is a disadvantage in indoor grows.
Heat and light stress can also cause this mutation. The calyxes literally form spires.
This mutation is very common. Polyembryonic seeds contain more than one seedling. Once germinated, it will produce two taproots instead of one. If carefully handled, these seedlings can be successfully separated into two plants.
Some plants produce cannabis leaves with buds growing from the base
Each of these leaves only has one point
3.) Buds Growing From Center of Leaf
Here’s another amazing plant – imagine what you could do with all the trim!
What’s interesting about this case is that the plant naturally did something that many growers do on purpose. Cannabis plants normally grow in a triangle tree shape, and growers often cut or train the plant in order to grow more low and bushy, with many main buds instead of just one. Growers often achieve a low and bushy growth pattern with a plant training technique known as “topping.” Learn more about topping.
Pretty neat, huh?