Grow cannabis at home in South Africa: High quality grow equipment & resources

Learn everything you need to know about growing cannabis at home and explore high quality cannabis growing equipment curated from a selection of reputable suppliers in South Africa.

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Grow Lights

Learn about and explore high quality cannabis grow lights to find the ideal match for your indoor grow setup at home (LED, CFL & HPS grow lights).

Grow tents

Explore high quality grow tents from reputable suppliers, and learn more about grow tents and creating the right environment for growing cannabis.

Cannabis Grow Mediums

Explore types of growing mediums, nutrient solutions and amendments that are ideal for growing cannabis and learn about soil based and hydroponic mediums including coco coir, rockwool and more. 

Grow Systems

Explore types of grow systems such as smart pots, autopots, hydroponic systems and aeroponic systems and learn about how you can use them to grow incredible cannabis. 

Harvesting & Extraction

Learn about the cannabis’ harvesting phase, including when to harvest, dry, trim & cure your buds to achieve a quality end product. Explore harvesting accessories to help you manage the process from start to finish.

Grow cannabis at home FAQ

Learn more about growing cannabis at home with answers to frequently asked questions that home growers have about growing weed.

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Resources for growing cannabis at home

Explore cannabis growing equipment for growing weed at home

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re looking to enhance your outdoor or indoor weed grow setup – we have the perfect range of cannabis growing equipment to match your marijuana growing ambitions. 

Find everything from LED grow lights, grow tents, fans, and hydroponic setups, to environmental equipment and controls, harvesting accessories, extraction equipment and plenty more. 

Design your ideal cannabis growing setup with high quality growing equipment available in South Africa. 

Explore cannabis growing equipment we’ve curated from reliable online suppliers in South Africa.

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Cannabis Grow Lights in South Africa

Find high quality cannabis grow lights to match the needs of your indoor weed grow setup. 

Grow lights are available in a variety of forms, from LED grow lights, to HPS and CFL grow lights and other full spectrum bulbs. 

We suggest reading out ultimate cannabis grow lights for home growers to learn more about the benefits of LED, HPS and CFL grow lights to help you make an informed decision. 

We’ll even give you tips to help you make the right decision depending on your grow space, and budget. 

When you feel you’ve made a decision, come back and check out the types of grow lights we’ve curated from authentic South African suppliers to help you start, or expand upon, your cannabis grow setup at home. 

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LED grow lights

LED grow lights curated from reputable brands and featuring modern LED technology to help you maximise your yield while managing your energy consumption effectively. 

The right LED grow panel can allow you to produce dense, resinous buds without draining too many units. We suggest full-spectrum LED grow lights with reputable PPFD ratings and a high quality build. 

We’ve curated a selection of LED grow lights available from trusted brands in South Africa, which you can check out and visit the supplier’s website if you’d like to make a purchase. 

FUTURVERT FLORAMAX FM8 660W LED

FuturVert Floramax 660W is perfect for all year around indoor gardening with is full spectrum you can produce your cannabis all year around!
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CFL grow lights

CFL lights are relatively energy efficient, compact, with long lifespans and they promote a strong bloom phase for cannabis and also provide great supplemental lighting for your grow setup. You can find out more about CFL grow lights in our guide. 

CFLs are usually a more affordable option for home growers, especially when designing a grow setup on a budget, or when you’re on the hunt for some extra lighting to keep your plants happy but you can’t break the bank to do it. 

We’ve collected some of our favourite CFL grow lights from online retailers and suppliers in South Africa. Check out their specifications and visit the retailer’s to make a purchase once you’re ready.

HPS grow lights

HPS (high pressure sodium) grow lights are used for commercial lighting purposes (like street lamps) as well as cannabis growing. 

HPS lights provide a spectrum that is full of yellow and red output and they are often used to provide additional light for the flowering phase as they promote a strong bloom. 

HPS lights are much less energy efficient than LED lights and have a limited lifespan, meaning that you may have to replace one every 3-4 grows, depending on the type of HPS bulb.

We’ve curated a selection of HPS grow lights which are ideal for growing cannabis from a selection of South African suppliers. Explore HPS grow lights and make your purchase today!

Azerwing Reflector LA55 VPro + Lucilu 600W Electronic Dimmable Ballast Incl. Sunkraft 600W HPS Globe (COMBO DEAL)

This kit includes:
1 x Lucilu 600W Elctronic Dimmable Ballast
1 x Azerwing Reflector LA55 Vpro + Sunkraft 600w HPS Globe
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Grow tents in South Africa

The type of grow tent you will need will largely depend on the amount of plants you’d like to grow, the size of your intended grow space, your budget, the quality of the grow tent’s materials, and additional functionality. 

We’ve collected some of our favourite grow tents based on quality, size and functionality and they are available from online retailers in South Africa. 

Explore our curated selection of grow tents and purchase the perfect home for your cannabis plants. 

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Grow room environmental controls

Cannabis growers will tell you that creating the right environment is everything. 

From monitoring heat and humidity, to maintaining air flow and controlling pests – creating the right environment is critical for the development of your cannabis plants. 

Design and maintain a growing environment that promotes strong and healthy cannabis plants that can produce the highest quality buds. 

Explore our curated selection equipment and monitoring accessories for your grow room environment. 

SJ HYDRO SHOOT 120 R2 (120X120X200CM)

Hydro Shoot Grow Tents are designed for both beginners and experienced gardeners looking for great value.
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SJ HYDRO SHOOT 80 R2

Hydro Shoot Grow Tents are designed for both beginners and experienced gardeners looking for great value. This tent is perfect for growing and flowering thanks to the accessories that can complete your set-up.
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SJ DARK STREET 120W R4 (120X60X178CM)

The Dark Street grow tent is designed for plants measuring 50cm to 150cm tall, with grow spaces of 0.36m2 to 1.44m2 and features DUCTING FLANGEs (DF16) for managing intake/exhaust.
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Air / ventilation equipment for grow room

Adequate ventilation is essential for any cannabis grow setup at home. 

To grow cannabis well at home, you may need in-line fans to extract and filter air and oscillating fans to help you circulate air currents that prevent issues like mold, mildew and control excess humidity. 

You’ll also need ducting and carbon filters depending on how you plan to route ventilation components in and out of your grow tent

We’ve curated a selection of ventilation essentials for any home grower’s cannabis setup.

PRIMA KLIMA – PK125-2 – 2 Speed Radial Fan

The Prima Klima PK125-2 is highly efficient Two-speed inline duct fan equipped with an ebm-papst RadiCal centrifugal motor with backward curved blades which has been optimally adapted to the housing.
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Environmental monitoring controls for grow rooms

Find monitoring devices to help you keep an eye on the health of your grow, based on key indicators such as relative humidity (RH) and temperature. 

Managing the temperature and relative humidity inside your grow tent will allow you to prevent pests and diseases that can plague your cannabis grow throughout its vegetative and flowering phase. 

Depending on your needs, a basic or advanced hygrometer will do the trick to monitor your environment. 

If you’re growing using a hydroponic setup such as DWC, you may need accessories to help you monitor the levels of nutrients in your water and its temperature. Remember to also water your plants with solutions that are PH balanced (grab a PH testing kit to help you). 

Explore the monitoring equipment and accessories we’ve curated to help you manage your cannabis plants environment throughout their span. 

BLUELAB TRUNCHEON METER

The World’s favorite conductivity meter. Simply brilliant, brilliantly simple! It is essential when growing with a hydroponic solution to KNOW what the strength of the solution is before feeding your plants AND while they are growing.
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BLUELAB PH PEN

The ultimate handy solution for measuring pH and temperature! The hand held pH pen provides a compact quick and handy way to manage the success of your crop to ensure maximum uptake of nutrients
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DIGITAL SERIES HYGROMETER – HTC 2

Humidity & temperature level plays an essential role in a comfortable and hygienic environment. This multi-function meter offers 4 functions in 1 product, thermometer, hygrometer, calendar and a clock with alarm function.
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Growing accessories

With a home grow setup, there are always extra pieces of the puzzle to consider that can make the difference in managing the wellbeing of your plants. 

We’ve curated quality grow accessories to make sure you’re all set to maintain your favourite strains. 

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Mediums & nutrients for growing cannabis

The growing medium and amendments you pick for your grow season will determine the course of your cannabis plant’s future. 

Mediums provide the base for your cannabis plant’s healthy home but throughout your growth you will need to add (top dress) with amendments or provide rich solutions containing key nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (the NPK ratio). 

The right balance of nutrients is essential during the vegetative growth of cannabis, and is vital during the flowering stage. Meeting the plant’s nutrient needs and minimizing stress results in bud that is exceptional quality

The grow medium you pick will reflect the quality and growth of your marijuana strains. Soilless and hydroponic systems tend to produce higher quality in terms of structure, strength and flavour profile. 

Explore a curated selection of growing mediums, amendments and nutrient solutions available throughout South Africa. Help your cannabis plant thrive throughout its lifetime!

Growing Mediums

A variety of grow mediums are at your disposal when growing weed in South Africa. 

Classic mediums like soil and compost mixes can be great for growing cannabis outdoors, but soilless mixes like coco coir and coco peat are increasingly preferred for outdoor and indoor grows today as they can be customized with amendments to provide your plants with a mix of essential and clean nutrients. 

You can also find rockwool, grow mats and clay pebbles which can be used to start plants and help them thrive in hydroponic systems. 

Explore grow mediums ideal for cultivating weed, curated from reputable online retailers and suppliers in South Africa.

CANNA Coco Brick 40L

CANNA, the specialist in coco production and famous for its high quality CANNA COCO medium in 50 liter bags, has received many requests over the years for coco in a compressed form but with the same high quality.
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T.A COCO FIBRE W/PERLITE 70/30 50L

100% natural, superior quality coconut coir substrates. Guaranteed pathogen, weed and pest free!
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Nutrient solutions and amendments

Amendments and nutrient solutions provide your plants with the perfect mix of essential nutrients for the vegetative and flowering stages. 

During the vegetative stage, it’s common to feed plants a solution or amendment that is rich in nitrogen, low in phosphorus, and contains moderate levels of potassium. During cannabis’ flowering stage, you can expect to increase levels of phosphorus and potassium to improve yields.

Dry amendments and craft substrates provide your plants with essential nutrients by top dressing your grow medium, while nutrient solutions are mixed with water into a solution which needs to be correctly PH’d before feeding. 

Explore a curated selection of nutrient solutions and amendments for growing cannabis and enhancing your grow medium, from reputable suppliers in South Africa.

ALL PER-PLUS 100% ORGANIC LEAF WASH – 30ML

ALL PER-PLUS is an OMRI listed, plant-based, ORGANIC insecticide. It is safe for humans, plants, and pets, and can be used indoors and outdoors from start until harvest
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T.A DUALPART COCO STARTER KIT (500ML)

Complete DualPart Coco + fertilizer for free. A set containing basic fertilizers and additives 3 fertilizers of 0.5 liters (DualPart Coco GROW, Dualpart Coco BLOOM, RIPEN)
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T.A TRIPART STARTER KIT (500ML)

Complete TriPart + fertilizer for free. A set containing basic fertilizers and additives 3 fertilizers of 0.5 liters (TriPart GROW, TriPart BLOOM, TriPart MICRO) (DualPart Coco GROW, Dualpart Coco BLOOM, RIPEN)
BUY NOW - R420.00

T.A PRO ORGANIC STARTER KIT (500ML)

Complete Organic + fertilizer for free. A set containing basic organic fertilizers and additives 3 fertilizers of 0.5 liters
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Cannabis Grow Systems in South Africa

The growing medium and amendments you pick for your grow season will determine the course of your cannabis plant’s future. 

The growing medium and amendments you pick for your grow season will determine the course of your cannabis plant’s future. 

The right balance of nutrients is essential during the vegetative growth of cannabis, and is vital during the flowering stage. Meeting the plant’s nutrient needs and minimizing stress results in bud that is exceptional quality

Growing mediums for weed include soil and soilless mediums, like coco coir and perlite,  rockwool, as well as vermiculite, peat moss,  as well as types of hydroponics setups that thrive on nutrient rich water and aeration/oxygenation (from DWC to NFT and wick systems). 

Mediums provide the base for your cannabis plant’s healthy home but throughout your growth you will need to add (top dress) with amendments or provide rich solutions containing key nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (the NPK ratio). 

Explore a curated selection of growing mediums, amendments and nutrient solutions available throughout South Africa. Help your cannabis plant thrive throughout its lifetime!

hydroponic grow systems (NFT, DWC and more)

Hydroponic grow systems produce some of the best quality cannabis, and other greens, around. 

Hydroponic grow systems utilise a range of methods to grow your plant using nutrient rich water that is PH balanced. These include the wick system, water culture, ebb and flow, drip and NFT (Nutrient Film Technology). 

We’ve curated a selection of aeroponic and hydroponic grow system kits that will require simple installation and some knowledge surrounding how to grow using hydroponics or aeroponics

Explore the collection and visit the retailer’s site to purchase today.

T.A EBB & GROW SYSTEM

The easiest way to discover Hydroponic growing, now with GHE quality construction! Perfect for balconies, small gardens and indoor use, the Ebb&Grow® lets you grow plants in pots, but with the added advantages of hydroponics.
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T.A. GROWSTREAM 20

The best performing, most efficient, and most flexible hydroponic system available.
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Aeroponic grow systems for cannabis

Aeroponic systems utilise a set of sprinklers or a sprinkler line to spray suspended roots of the cannabis plants, promoting high levels of oxygenation.

Aeroponic systems allow advanced growers to produce high quality cannabis and yields and these systems are prized for their consistency of their end product. 

Aeroponic systems allow plants to be flushed extremely well (important during the flowering phase) ensuring the PPM (parts per million) for nutrients is zero or almost zero. This results in buds that have amazing aromas and a clean, flavoural taste profile. 

We’ve curated a selection of aeroponic systems that may require some installation and knowledge surrounding how to grow marijuana using aeroponics. 

Explore aeroponic systems available from reputable suppliers in South Africa, and purchase yours today!

Auto pot and smart pot grow systems

Autopot grow systems centre around plastic or fabric pots that are connected to a water reservoir that contains your nutrient solution. 

Autopots automate the water your plant receives and promote solid root structure that is less prone to diseases and issues over time. 

Autopots and smart pots are generally gravity fed and will ensure your medium maintains moisture without being waterlogged or dry by using an aquavalve to control the flow of your solution.

This kind of automated watering solution is ideal for those who want to free up time on their hands and ensure cannabis plants are strong and healthy with the right watering schedule in place. 

Explore autopot, autovalve and smart pot grow systems for growing weed indoors or outside. Browse our selection curated from reputable retailers and suppliers in South Africa and purchase your system today. 

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Cannabis harvesting equipment, cannabis extraction equipment, testing equipment and more.

Gearing up for a big harvest? 

Get kitted out with the equipment and tools to ensure you’re able to manage the cutting, drying, washing and trimming stages post-harvest. 

You can also explore high quality cannabis extraction equipment that can help you squeeze the most out of every nug, and allow you to produce dabs, bubble hash and more. 

Cannabis testing equipment also allows you to understand the potency of your cannabis, and let’s just be honest – we all crave to know whether our nugs from our latest grow contain exceptional THC, CBD and terpene levels. 

Explore our curated selection of equipment for harvesting cannabis, extracting cannabis, and testing cannabis, below!

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Cannabis Extraction: Cannabis Oil & Rosin Press in South Africa

Crafting high quality cannabis oil or rosin extractions is the perfect way to extract the most medical benefits from your prized nugs or extra trim. 

Cannabis oil can be consumed or used to create delicious edible treats, while rosin can be used in vaporizers and dab rigs and provides exceptional quality mind and body highs and specific medical benefits. 

Explore the cannabis extraction equipment we’ve handpicked from online retailers and suppliers in South Africa. 

Cannabis testing equipment (THC, CBD, Terpenes & more)

Measure your marijuana metrics. 

If you’re serious about growing healthy strains, you will want to keep track of the exact medical benefits your cannabis plants provide. From THC, CBD and terpenes, to CBG, CBN, THCV and CBC measurements. 

Explore our curated selection of cannabis testing kits and equipment to help you test flowers and concentrates. 

Grow mediums for weed
& essential cannabis nutrients

The growing medium and amendments you pick for your grow season will determine the course of your cannabis plant’s future. 

The right balance of nutrients provided during vegetative growth and flowering ensures that a plant remains healthy, devoid of stress and is able to produce an exceptional quality end product. 

Growing mediums for weed include soil and soilless mediums, like coco coir and rockwool, as well as types of hydroponics (from DWC to NFT and wick systems). 

Explore a curated selection of growing mediums available that meet the needs of your indoor or outdoor grow setup, available across South Africa.

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Frequently asked questions about growing cannabis:

Yes. As per the landmark cannabis judgement in 2018, citizen’s can grow and use cannabis recreationally or for medicinal purposes within the privacy of their own home without fear of prosecution. 

There are limits on the amount of plants you can grow and have in your possession. 

South Africa allows individuals to have up to four flowering plants per person and 600g of dried cannabis if you live alone. 

Selling or buying cannabis is still illegal and can result in a fine or even jail time. 

A cannabis strain is a variety of cannabis plant that is either a pure, hybrid or ruderalis. Strains are named for a variety of reasons, most notably to denote crosses between strains of cannabis, as well as the generation of the plant and/or its seed (F1, F2, F3, S1, S2, S3 and so on). 

Cannabis varieties are often given exotic names to capture market attention and stand out from other types of cannabis genetics.

A typical flowering cycle for cannabis can take from 5-8 weeks, prior to vegetative phase lasting anywhere from 3-16 weeks depending on the strain being grown and its genetics as they relate to cultivation.

The outdoor cannabis grow season starts in spring in South Africa and generally ends in Autumn when plants are harvested. It is also possible to start growing cannabis plants during the Summer months but you might receive a more limited yield as a result of the shorter vegetative growth period. 

Soil based, as the name suggests, contain soil which is a medium best used for outdoor grows, and with the right mix, most of the work is done for you and it may require less attention than other types of growing mediums. 

Soilless cannabis grows, or hydroponics, are mediums that don’t contain soil and are made from coco husks (like coco peat or coco coir), rockwool (a mineral fibre insulation consisting of basalt and recycled slag), vermiculite (a growing medium often used with coco peat or coir, or in compost mixes).

A hydroponic grow setup broadly refers to systems in which plants are growing using a nutrient rich solution and no soil. 

Types of hydroponic systems including NFT, DWC, and cultivation using coco coir, coco peat, and other alternative, soilless mediums. 

The right relative humidity (RH) for growing cannabis ranges from 40-50% during the flowering phase, and cannabis seedlings generally enjoy an environment with 60-70% humidity levels. 

 

Maintaining the right RH (relative humidity) a cannabis plant may have more vigorous growth, a better structure and produce higher quality buds that are free from mold, or rot come harvest-time. 

Drying cannabis can take anywhere from a few days to up to two weeks depending on your environmental controls. A common way to check if your cannabis buds are ready is to see if the stem of the plant is brittle enough to snap when bending it (not too far). If it doesn’t break easily, your buds are unlikely to be ready for the trimming and curing phase. 

Cannabis curing times are hotly debated in the marijuana industry. Some home growers will tell you that it takes anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks to cure buds and get a good quality experience, while the industry standard may range from 2-3 months or even up to 6 months for the curing phase to be considered completed (depending on the producer’s preference).