Like its parent strain, The White, Elmer’s Glue produces compact buds packed with frosted trichomes. This variety is short and compact, but growers can expect moderate yields of up to 400 grams per square meter indoors.
There are multiple phenotypes of Elmer’s Glue, but there is little known distinction between them online. In general, this is a compact indica variety suited to indoor growing. Due to its compact nature, it is crucial to stay on top of trimming to allow for good air circulation and light penetration into the center of the plant.
While this plant is relatively squat, the colas will stretch considerably in the early flowering stage. If there is limited space, it would be advisable to train these plants to prevent them from being burned by lighting and increase yields.
Elmer’s Glue responds well to “screen of green” (SCROG) training. The SCROG method is topping the plants in the early vegetative stage (removing the apical or center stem). This encourages the plant to produce more side shoots, eventually becoming colas (flowers). Once topped, the branches of the plants are gently weaved through support (usually a horizontal trellis) to maximize the amount of light reaching each potential bud site.
Elmer’s Glue may also benefit from low-stress training (LST) and high-stress training (HST). These techniques are slightly more advanced but don’t require trellising. They both involve bending plant stems, much more so with high-stress training, and should only be attempted by experienced growers.
Elmer’s Glue requires a semi-humid and warm climate to grow outdoors.