4 Best Grow Tents for Growing Marijuana

What do the Chinese emperor Shen Nung and the ancient Romans and Greeks have in common? Cannabis (the seed, fiber and leaves). They all used it for medical purposes. And they are not the only ones.

Before spreading to countries like Spain and Chile, marijuana history shows that it was consistently used in the Islamic empire. 

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The truth about Cannabis

Did you know that cannabis seeds can be used in animal feed? Or that its fiber is used to create hemp rope, which was actually the first use of cannabis when it initially appeared in North America.  And its oil has been used to manufacture paint.

Cannabis is a versatile plant which, unfortunately, is primarily known for its euphoric effects while other aspects of the plant are ignored. 

According to international statistics an estimated 159 million people worldwide use marijuana. In the United States at least 94 million Americans have used the drug at least once in their lifetime. In fact, marijuana is the second most-consumed substance after alcohol in the U.S. 

As marijuana continues to be legalized in several States within America and countries like the Netherlands legally allow it to be consumed, the stigma surrounding the plant is dissipating.

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Growing Cannabis

With the legalization of marijuana, an interesting trend has emerged. Regular consumers of the plant prefer to grow it themselves rather than buy it from expensive and sometimes unscrupulous sources, and a Pot for Pot can help.

Of course, not everyone has acreage to grow the plant, but the alternative of a grow tent comes in handy for small scale consumers.

A marijuana grow tent is a portable grow space that enables one to utilize a small space wisely when growing cannabis. The right kind of grow tent will yield incredible results and the wrong one will result in losing the entire harvest. 

Four Best Marijuana Grow Tents

Best Overall grow tent

Gorilla Grow Tent Lite


This is a very self contained tent that can be used even in the most remote settings. It can be bought with LED lights, like our Light for Pot, which comes in handy if it’ll be installed in an area with electricity. It also comes with a duct fan to circulate the carbon dioxide. This leaves the plant in optimum air conditions within the tent.

It can accommodate four mature cannabis plants and the overall construction is sturdy with bars within the tent to give it structure. It also has an adjustable fan and a timer.

Best Small Grow Tent

Coolgrows Mylar Reflective Hydroponic Grow Tent


This grow tent will see the cannabis from the seedling stage to full-blown adult plants. It has excellent accessibility with the French doors so entry and exit are manageable without interfering with the plants. The viewing window is also strategically placed to ensure it doesn’t interfere with the white light.

The exterior of the tent is hard canvas and the interior is fitted with a strong metal bar structure and a silver aluminum foil. The reflective interior prevents light seepage keeping the environment inside conducive for maximum growth.

Best Large Grow Tent

Vivosun Horticulture Large Mylar Hydroponic Grow tent


This tent has the size to hold up to six fully grown cannabis plants comfortably. The inner fabric is reflective mylar offering 98% reflection. The outside fabric is 600D canvas which is durable and hardy. One of the areas this Vivosun tent exceeds expectations is with the zippers. They are heavy duty, keeping out light while remaining sturdy even after extended use of the tent.

It also has removable floor trays that collect the runoff from the plant and make for easy clean-up between grows.

Best Eco-friendly Grow Tent

iPower Hydroponic Water Resistance Grow Tent


With this tent, the cost of growing cannabis is much lower because it uses less power compared to other options. It saves power because it is fitted with thick tent material that maintains the growth environment better and for longer. It is also water-resistant, tear-proof, and easy to clean and maintain. It has a 95% reflective interior. The iPower Hydroponic Water Resistance Grow Tent is also pest resistant so the plants within it are safe.

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Factors to consider when choosing a cannabis grow tent

1. How many plants

The number of plants will determine the size of the tent. Grow tents come in varying sizes and heights. Height is especially important to consider because cannabis is a plant that grows high.  A height of 80 inches will suffice to accommodate the plants as they grow without interfering with the grow light that typically hangs a foot from the tent’s ceiling. Cannabis needs to fall at least 18 inches from the grow light.

Also, consider that the plants cannot grow flush against the wall because of horizontal growth. For a 4 X 4 tent, one can only utilize 3 X 3 of the space.

2. Features

The grow tent should have a few important features to ensure excellent growth for the cannabis. These include viewing windows so that there’s no need to enter the tent and disrupt the environment all the time for inspection. Also, choose tents with large doors so that accessing the tent is easy and comfortable. Other features should include waterproof floor trays and exhaust ducting vents.

3. Materials

Ensure that the materials used are hardy and durable. For example, the material should be tear-resistant and the seals of high quality. Even the zippers and joints cannot afford to be low quality because you’ll be in contact with the tent daily.

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Marijuana is slowly losing its bad reputation as more people learn to use it responsibly. Growing it requires patience and consistent care for the plant to survive and thrive. 

If you are interested in growing your own cannabis plants, consider a Pot for Pot’s complete grow kits.

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