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August 14, 2019

Top 10 Best Indoor Indica Strains That You Should Try

Indica marijuana strains are known to have originated in the mountains of India called the Hindu Kush. This marijuana strain is popularly believed to help in the relaxation of your body and mind. These strains have the physical composition of broad leaves but short in height that are great for indoor cultivation. Knowing the best indoor Indica Strains would help you decide which of the hundreds of strains would work based on your wants and needs.

Indica Strains effects, much like the Sativa Strain, is determined by the levels of CBD and THC. CBD (Cannabidiol) will not make you high but has its benefits such as relieving pain, and nausea. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) on the other hand is the one responsible for the feeling of being “high”. This compound affects the central nervous system affecting your brain function.

As mentioned above, this strain promotes deep relaxation and because of this sedative effect, It helps in calming and soothing the mind giving a lethargic feeling. Great for nighttime use. Daytime use is highly discouraged because it has couch-lock effects. Feel free to use this during the daytime only if you work nights and sleep during the day. Beginners are advised to avoid some Indica-dominant strains or Indica pure strains because of how quickly the effects hit you. Beginners might get overwhelmed and would not see it as an enjoyable experience. These Indica strains are also used medically to treat migraines, stress, anxiety, headaches, depression, insomnia, and chronic pain.

Cultivation

Since many countries and states are legalizing Cannabis use and cultivation, knowing which ones to grow indoors would be something you might be interested in. Since Indicas grow short but wide, they are made to be grown indoors. This strain also has a shorter flowering period than its Sativa counterpart.

Top 10 Best Indoor Indica Strains

Growth: Has dense buds. THC levels of 20%. Grows shorter than other cannabis plants. Takes up to 7 weeks of flowering time. Indoor cultivation produces more yield. It prefers warm temperatures at 22 to 29 degrees celsius. Regular pruning is needed because it tends to be rather bushy.

Aroma: Sweet and spicy but pungent with a hind of earthy and pine

Potency: High

Yield: 18 ounces per square meter

Effects: The effect is immediate making your body numb and wanting to just laze around. Together with this total relaxation is the feeling of euphoria. Some also reported that they remain creative and focus as well.

  • Blue Cheese

Growth: Has mid-sized, dense buds. THC levels of 20% and CBD of 2%. Likes cold environment. Takes 8 to 9 weeks of flowering time.

Aroma: It can be a bit stinky. The aroma is a mix of cheesy and fruity scents

Potency: fair

Yield: about 18 ounces per square meter for indoor growth

Effects: It has a calming effect that gradually leads you to sleep. Beginners can give this a go because it is soothing and stimulating at the same time.

  • Papaya

Growth: This is a medium-sized plant growing at about 3 feet in height which is resistant to mold and mildew. It takes up to 8 to 9 weeks of flowering time. THC levels of 20% to 25% and less than 1% of CBD levels. Likes warm environment. 

Aroma: tropical breeze and the strong scent of papaya

Potency: High

Yield: about 15 ounces per square meter

Effects: It induces a feeling of happiness, uplifts energy levels, increases creativity and focus. It also relaxes and calms the mind while numbing your body. Effects also include the munchies and couchlock.

  • Granddaddy Purple

Growth: Granddaddy Purple takes about 8 weeks of flowering time. Its preferred temperature is 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. This plant requires pruning and best grown using soil or hydro as mediums.

Aroma: It has the scent of grapes and berries.

Potency: High

Yield: about 19 ounces per square meter.

Effects: The effect is quick and fast. Your mind and body relax almost immediately. Couchlock is unavoidable as you feel yourself getting tired and sleepy at the same time. 

  • White Widow

Growth: White Widow takes about 8 to 9 weeks of flowering time. Its preferred temperature is 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Though it likes warm temperatures, it can also be cultivated in colder climates. This plant requires a lot of pruning during its first two weeks and is mold resistant. It is recommended to be grown in soil or hydro medium. It has 20% THC levels and 0.20% CBD levels.

Aroma: Sandalwood and tropical fruit

Potency: High

Yield: about 18 ounces per square meter

Effects: The effect is smooth and pleasant. It induces a feeling of happiness, uplifts energy levels, increases creativity and focus. It also relaxes and calms the mind while numbing your body but without knocking you out. 

  • Skywalker OG

Growth: Skywalker OG takes about 9 weeks of flowering time. Its preferred temperature is 68 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It has 26% THC levels and less than 1% CBD levels.

Aroma: The aroma is sweet, earthy and fruity like blueberry.

Potency: High

Yield: about 16 ounces per square meter

Effects: The effect is the same as Granddaddy Purple where it quickly gives you an intense high. This is definitively not for beginners and the high lasts for hours. Couchlock and munchies are two of the effects so take this before going to sleep or if you are aiming for a relaxing weekend.

  • Strawberry Banana

Growth: Strawberry Banana takes about 9 weeks of flowering time. It has THC levels of 22% to 26% and CBD of 0.01%. It likes warm temperatures at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. This particular strain can grow up to 6 feet.

Aroma: The aroma is sweet with a hint of strawberry and banana

Potency: High

Yield: about 15 to 19 ounces per square meter

Effects: The effect hits slowly starting with a mild head buzz. This eventually leads to a sense of euphoria and uplifts your mood. It also relaxes and calms the mind while numbing your body making you feel sleepy after a few hours. Couchlock is another effect caused by Strawberry Banana.

  • Dark Star

Growth: Dark Star takes about 9 to 10 weeks of flowering time. It has THC levels of 13% to 19% and CBD levels of 1.8%. It likes a warm environment at 72 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It is recommended to use soil or hydro as a medium. It can grow 3 to 5 feet. 

Aroma: Pungent with a hint of pine

Potency: High

Yield: about 14 to 18 ounces per square meter

Effects: The effect quickly gives you an intense high. This is definitively not for beginners. Couchlock and munchies are two of the effects so take this before going to sleep or if you are aiming for a relaxing weekend. It induces a feeling of happiness or euphoria while numbing your body.

  • Kosher Kush

Growth: Kosher Kush takes about 9 to 10 weeks of flowering time. It has THC levels of 20% and less than 1% of CBD levels. It likes a warm and dry environment at 68 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Its recommended medium is hydro and grows tall.

Aroma: Pungent and diesel

Potency: High

Yield: about 16 ounces per square meter

Effects: The effect quickly gives you an intense high. This is definitively not for beginners. The couchlock effect is present in this strain. It numbs the entire body that is why it is great after a long day at work.

Growth: Purple Kush takes about 7 to 8 weeks of flowering time. It has THC levels of 27% and less than 0.5% CBD levels. It likes cool temperatures at 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Its recommended medium is hydro and a lot of pruning is needed as the leaves tend to be dense.

Aroma: Fruity scent of grapes and woody

Potency: High

Yield: about 14 ounces per square meter

Effects: The effect starts with soothing your muscles causing your entire body to relax. This has psychedelic effects making you feel content.

Final Thoughts

The best indoor Indica strains listed above were based on how easy they are to cultivate, how fast they grow, how potent they are and how much product do we get out of them. Knowing all of those would be advantageous to growers who prefer Indica dominant cannabis. This would ensure they never run out of their favorite plant.

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