Growing systems progress and evolve; new methods appear, optimizing the performance of marijuana growings to the maximum. Luminaire or growing systems are changed, as well as the traditional plant layout, looking for maximum benefits; this way, vertical marijuana growing has surged, that is, the plants are laid out in stories, profiting the growing space as much as possible.

Vertical cultivation of marijuana

Vertical cultivation of marijuana

Vertical growing system

Vertical growing system requires an important investment, but saved space and energetic consumption recover the investment in the short term; besides, more plants in the same growing room mean much more abundant crops. This option is ideal for saving money, and for the growers who do not have enough space to plant at will; tubular growing is another option for more plant growing in less space.

What do these growings consist of?

Vertical growing consists of planting the vines upwards, using high cupboards divided vertically; once the cupboards are mounted, some vines are placed on each story, with bulbs in the center surrounded by the plants: this way, all the plants receive the same light homogeneously, that is, this type of growing is very efficient energetically. Obviously, this type of growing needs small vines; otherwise, placing them on a vertical structure would be impossible, so, generally, this type of growing use cuttings – basically, they have not enough growth time, and they have to flourish directly (or in a few weeks).


Vertical cannabis cultivation

Vertical cannabis cultivation

The main disadvantage of vertical growing is that it requires a very high initial economic investment; in fact, a 90-150 plant structure can cost almost €3,000: bigger structures, up to €5,000. The prices will vary depending on the brand, quality of the material, size and system functionality; some ones have automated irrigation, and some others move the lamps or the plants mechanically and automatically. Hopefully, these expensive systems are fully equipped, ready to be mounted simply, easily and fast; making your own shelves, and mounting the whole system on your own, is another option – if you are a real handyman.

Another disadvantage is that the vine size is extremely important; cut them till they fit their reduced space. Besides, in a reduced space, good ventilation is needed, and CoolTube is totally necessary on the lamps – otherwise, being so close, the plants would get burned.


As seen along the post, vertical growing requires an important initial economic investment, and special care, but it is one of the best options when monetizing the cost to the maximum, obtaining abundant crops in reduced spaces. These last factors are transforming this kind of vertical growings into a revolutionary option in the countries where marijuana is being legalized, because the industry requires solutions to supply the large existing demand at increasingly competitive prices; when maximizing the production and the benefits, vertical growing is the best option in the long term. Now you know that, if you have a little space and little money when trying to make a good initial investment, just try this new method; it is revolutionizing the cannabis industry.

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