The difference between Indica and Sativa
Cannabis strains are in the most shops divided in two species indica and sativa. Below we explain what the difference is between these two strains. Scientifically there is no difference but in practice there is. Most different are the growth-patterns, qualities and effects.
Indica strains (Cannabis indica)Indica plants are short and bushy. The leaves are usually broad and full. They are also easier to grow than Sativas and have a shorter grow cycle.
Mostly indica strains are known for its sedating effect. Ideal for physically and mentally relaxing. The most indica varieties come from central Asia and Indian subcontinent, areas between 30 to 50 degrees latitude.
Sativa strains (Cannabis sativa)A true sativa is a tall, scraggly looking plant with wiry stocks and thin leaves. Often they grow outside. Sativa will energize you with their strong cerebral effects. Perfect for getting work done.
Sativas generally originate in the equatorial regions like Thailand, Mexico, Jamaica, areas between 0 to 30 degeress latitude.
Indica vs SativaThe differences between indica and sativa are largely due to the fact that cannabis displays a remarkable ability to adapt to a wide range of different environments.
Flowering is the stage of a grow cycle when a plant begins to produce buds. Once flowering is complete it’s time to harvest and cure. Indica has a flowering time from 8 to 12 weeks. Sativa takes 10 to 16 weeks.
Indica is best suited for night use while sativa is best suited for day use do to its opposite effect.
Indicas can also be used to treat anxiety, while many find that sativas can exacerbate anxiety or create paranoia.