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If Sativa strains are your favourite, this article is for you. We have gathered 30 facts and properties of Sativa strains, to provide you some information about this branch of Cannabis. Some of those are well known and others not so much.
We chose this as number one fact because almost every weed lover knows this. But with newbies there can still be some confusion, since there is almost no pure indica or sativa strains, only hybrids, that are in the middle or lean to one side or the other.
This is another facts that is well known among long time growers, but not so much with the newbies. This is one of the main visible differences, when it comes to separating sativa plants from indica plants – indica plants are a lot smaller and bushier.
This is another visible difference from indica plants. Indica plants have wider leaves, than sativa. But keep in mind that most of those strains are hybrids.
AK-77V mostly Sativa strain
Because of its effects, Sativa is more recommended for daytime use. Its uplifting effect, might keep you up at night, causing insomnia, but that might depend from person to person.
Sativa plants usually contain higher amounts of THC, than indica dominants do. Cannabinoids are natural compounds, that are found in the Cannabis plants. There are over 480 different cannabinoids. The most known cannabinoids are CBD and THC.
Because of high levels of cannabinoids, its effects might be stronger. Because its effects are more concentrated on the mind, rather than the body as it is with indica, it might cause some negative side effects with people, that already struggle with mental illnesses.
Sativa strains contain higher amounts of cannabinoids. With new research and people being more open to using cannabis for treatment, it has shown that cannabinoids can relieve and improve some of the conditions. It is often used to relieve chronic pain, epilepsy, Crohn’s disease, seizures, PTSD and many more.
Sativa can also be a great appetite stimulator and, because it helps produce serotonin, that might help combat depression, but still be cautious, because larger doses might cause negative side effects, and worsen the condition, but not on the long term.
Because its effects are mainly “felt“ in the mind, it might cause discomfort and other side effects with people that already struggle with such conditions.
The aroma of weed is every individuals personal preference, but you will definitely love what sativa has to offer. With its wide range of different tastes and aromas, we are sure you will find the one that you will like the most.
Sativa plants, especially if they are photoperiod versions, usually need around 10 to 12 weeks, to finish the flowering phase. The longest that a flowering phase of sativa can last is 16 weeks.
Sativa strains can boost serotonin and improve your mood, when taken in the right amounts. That is users often report feeling euphoric and having sudden outbursts of laughter, when using sativa.
Those places offer warmer climate, that sativa plants enjoy the most. That is why they will reach their best potential when grown in similar climates.
The previous fact mentions that it originates from Southeast Asia, Central America and Africa. Those places offer warmer and dryer climates. So, if you live in similar climate or live nearby its mother land, you can expect your sativa plant to grow beautifully and produce top quality buds.
Sativa strains are known to contain higher percentage of THC. That is whey they are often used in medicine. Because of high percentage of this cannabinoid, it is very good at relieving and curing some of the sicknesses and conditions.
Because sativa plants grow tall in size, they offer more space to produce buds. Because of that, the overall yields can be bigger. Keep in mind that the plants grown indoors can often grow smaller, because they are not given enough space to reach their full potential. So, if you want a tall plant full of buds, give your plant enough space for it to grow and develop as much as possible.
Sativa strains, as mentioned in one of the other facts above, can have very long flowering phase. Some might take up to 16 weeks to finish flowering phase. That is why growing it, might be a little bit more challenging. In such a long time, many factors can impact your plant and worsen your final product.
Sativa strains prefer warm climates, but they can still be grown indoors and outdoors. Indoors, the plant is safer from outdoor factors, that can worsen your final product. But growing outdoors can still give amazing results, because the plant usually has more space, the aeration is better and much more.
When the first research was made about cannabis, the sativa strains were first to be documented. The first person to classify sativa was, Carl Linnaeus in year 1753, and later on in 1789, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck studied the first specimens from India.
As mentioned before. Carl Linnaeus was the first person to name Cannabis Sativa in year 1953. Jean-Baptiste Lamarck was the first person to see the differences between sativa and indica versions of cannabis.
Sativa plants are usually of lighter green colour. That is another difference from indica dominating plants, that have a lot darker green colour.
Sativa plants tend to produce buds, that are longer and narrower. This is another way to distinguish sativa from indica, since indica plants produce “chonkier“ and rounder buds.
Sativa can grow really tall in heights. The tallest sativa ever measured reached around 6 meters in heights! Keep in mind that for a plant to reach such heights it really must grow under perfect and ideal conditions. Usually, photoperiod sativa strains reach from 150 to 180 centimetres in heights.
Sativa has ability to produce serotonin when consumed, but keep in mind that the dose of it should be carefully selected. If you use too much, the effect might be too overwhelming and negatively impact you.
Sativa strains are known for their uplifting high, but you should keep in mind that that is not the same, as consuming caffeine. You can expect to feel energized, focused, creative and alert, but not in the same way as you would, when you consume caffeine.
As already mentioned in many facts above, sativa contributes to producing serotonin, a hormone, that helps stabilize mood, feelings, happiness and overall well-being. Because of that, it can contribute to reducing stress.
Because of many years of cross breeding different cannabis strains, to get the best possible strains. But with that, almost all pure sativa and indica strains were lost. Today on the market you can find only sativa dominant, indica dominant or hybrid strains.
Sativa provides cerebral and increased focus effect, that might help and ease symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Because of sativas effect on mind, it is not recommended for people that struggle with schizophrenia. It might worsen the condition and cause negative side effects.
With many years of cross breeding different strains, the market has overflown with many different strains, that offer different aromas, taste, growing difficulties and other properties. So there are plenty to choose from. Some say even more than 700 different.
In conclusion, sativa is amazing for anyone who is a daytime user. It gives uplifting high, that can help relieve many conditions of many illnesses, because it contains high amount of cannabinoids. It offers amazing taste and aromas, that never let down. If you are looking into growing it, we believe, the choice is going to be though, because there are so many versions of it in the market. To make your choice easier, we have also wrote an article about top 6 strongest and best Sativa strains. Let us know down below, what is your favourite sativa strain and why.
Feel free to share your experience and your favourite indica strain in the comments down below.
Disclaimer: All our blog articles are for informational and theoretical purposes only and do not encourage or illustrate the actual state, cultivation or use of cannabis substances.