When you think of pure cannabis strains, we are certain that what comes to mind are the words Indica and Sativa. Both strains are the origin seeds, the master landrace of the cannabis plant. Cannabis, as a versatile plant, grew out of these two strains, growing out in different parts of the world and often used for different purposes. Although the Sativa was the first known cannabis strain, the Indica has become widely accepted for its industrial use abilities and its medicinal potency.
The Indica has been a true strain favorite for many cannabis enthusiasts for ages. Both recreational and medical, Sativa offers quality. The stout, broad-leaf plant is thought to deliver strong sedating effects, and it is ever more renowned for its full-body effects, characterized by heavy limbs or a tingly face. The Indica is the perfect nightcap. Some of the most notable effects of this strain include a relaxed feeling, couch euphoria, happiness, and sedative experiences. Many have described its terpene profile as earthy and woody.
At Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds, we have some of the most enduring marijuana Indica seeds for cannabis enthusiasts looking to grow their pot. If you are thinking of planting weed Indica seeds? We have compiled this grow guide to help you navigate through the process of getting started on the process of growing your marijuana.
Indica seeds origin
Indica – of Greek and Latin, loosely translated to “ of India” is an apt description of where Lamarck first discovered the plant. French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, the first European botanist credited to have classified this type of Cannabis plant in 1785, because he received his samples from India, dubbed the plant; Cannabis Indica in recognition of that fact.
Today, the true origins of the plant have been discovered to be Afghanistan and the Hindu Kush mountain ranges spread across the Indo-Asia region of Pakistan and India.
Cannabis Indica was first used for its strong fiber to make ropes and clothes and recreationally as the main ingredient for Charas, a form of Hashish.
The strain is thought to possess very high THC content and would often produce a body-centered effect that is relaxing and sedative. Indica strains are great for both recreational and medicinal uses. The plant is the perfect nightcap after a long day.
From its first landing in North America, the Indica strain became popular for its high THC content and was favored by many stoners in the seventies. Unlike the Sativa, which is not as inducing, the Indica was a favored feature in the reefer days of the seventies.
For whom are Indica weed seeds ideal?
Because of the versatile nature of the plant, the Indica strain has found company and use amongst recreational users and people who use cannabis as medicine. As a recreational herb, the high THC content makes it the perfect choice for individuals looking for that couch-hugging high.
The strain can produce plants with very high THC, over 25%, making it the go-to strain for the stoner. But, the strain doesn’t benefit stoners alone. The high THC content allows it also to offer plenty of medicinal value.
Indica strain is ideal for all categories of farmers. Because of its sturdy, short structure, the plant can survive indoors or outdoors, producing broad, dark-green leaves and very dense, full buds. The Indica strain is very resilient and can survive harsh weather better than its rival, the Sativa.
How to grow Indica seeds?
The mountain regions of Indo-Asia, the natural habitat of the Indica strain, are not the best environments for plant species to thrive. The often cold, extreme temperature has most times limited the growth of plant species but not the Indica. The Cannabis Indica survived in the wild in these conditions and carries the same resilience to this day.
The Indica strain, by nature, is very rugged. Surviving extreme temperatures, mishandling, and poor environmental factors flourishing through it all to produce large resinous buds. The plant can take a beating and still come out fine. This key characteristic makes it the ideal strain for beginner farmers.
The Indica can be planted indoors or outdoors, but most often, it is the preferred strain for farming weed indoors due to its short and sturdy structure.
The plant's physical structure allows the farmer to gain more yield with smaller spaces. And more when we have feminized Indica seeds, the plant harvest is usually bountiful and is often the best value for money.
To plant any cannabis seed, including cannabis Indica seeds, they are a few factors to consider. The factors are water, temperature (humidity), and lighting. Get these three right, and you can be sure of a good harvest.
Sativa vs. Indica Seeds: What is the difference?
Like two peas in a pod, these strains from the same genus have always been at a loggerhead. Many have questioned the variations in physical structure, effects, and benefits of both strains. Although they share the same genetic source, the Sativa and the Indica are as different as two non-identical twins. Below are some of the ways both plants differ from each other:
Physical Structure: While long stems with thin leaves characterize the Sativa, the Indica is short and sturdy with broad leaves. The Indica strain is dark-green with full resinous buds; the Sativa, on the other hand, is a lighter shade of green with less dense buds.
Effects: Sativa produces an uplifting mind high that helps focus and concentrate. The Indica is particularly favored for its couch-hugging high, and soothing experiences.
THC Content: Undoubtedly, the Indica strain produces more THC content naturally than the Sativa strain. Although now, due to advancements in the genetics culture, leading labs and seedbanks like us are creating Sativa strains that can match the Indicas THC content, pound for pound.
Best cannabis Indica seeds strains
There are many Indica seed strains to try, many of which you may already be familiar with, but these from our Amsterdam seed bank are some of the best!