Auto-flowering marijuana seeds are produced when a sativa, indica, or both are crossed to a ruderalis variety. Ruderalis is a marijuana variety that possess auto-flowering characteristic which is not found in both sativa and indica. When ruderalis genes are infused to a sativa or an indica, the cross produces a hybrid marijuana strain that flowers automatically without the need of light cycles.
Auto-flowering marijuana plants have their own biological clock and therefore not affected by light and dark cycles. This means that they can be grown any time of the year and the grower can grow and harvest several times a year depending on the auto-flowering strain. They usually have very short vegetative stage and also grow to a short height making them easy and convenient to grow especially for new growers who prefer the guerilla type of growing.