Cannabis plants can be divided into two types of marijuana and below you will be able to know the differences of origin, climate, effects and physical characteristics between Sativa and Indica cannabis in order to make the best selection of seeds according to your needs.

Origin of Sativa and Indica

Both subspecies of marijuana would be varied adaptations for each climate, Cannabis Sativa comes from the jungles of equatorial areas of countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Jamaica, Colombia and Mexico among others, where they receive more hours of sun and where the light does not vary throughout the year. The Indica variety is native to the Hindu Kush area, a gigantic mountain range of more than 800 kilometers where Afghanistan, Pakistan, North India and even China are found, where the climate is quite cold.

Clima Sativa and Indica

Cannabis Sativa is a variety that adapts better to the heat of tropical climates, since it is not very resistant to low temperatures, a good quality is that it is able to prevent fungi that are frequently produced by humidity. Indicas come from mountainous climates so they produce marijuana plants that are able to withstand wind, rain and frost.

Characteristics of the Sativa and Indica plant

Sativa marijuana plants reach a height of approximately 3 to 5 meters and due to their size they are usually grown outdoors. The leaves are long, thin and the flowering time is longer, lasting around 14 weeks. The production is wide and the buds are usually larger and more resinous than those of the Indica plants, but once dry their weight tends to be less, since they are less dense.

The Indica marijuana plants, unlike the Sativas, reach a lower height of 1 to 2 meters, they produce less amount of buds, but they are denser and heavier. The leaves of the plant are short and thick and the smell they produce tends to be stronger than that of cannabis sativa.

Sativa Indica Effects

Cannabis Sativa produces an effect of euphoria and greater interaction than Indica, perception is accentuated by enjoying colors and sounds more, stimulating creativity and thought. It is used for stress, anxiety, depression, nausea, migraine and for increased appetite, among other benefits.

Indica produces a very relaxing effect on a physical and mental level, unlike the stimulating effect of Sativa. It is very effective for insomnia and widely used to treat tremors, spasms, permanent pain, anxiety, stress and lack of appetite.

When to grow marijuana in Chile?

The average ideal temperature for growing marijuana seeds is about 25 ° C and should be kept between 18 ° C and 30 ° C, cannabis plants are capable of supporting less and more degrees but they would not be the ideal conditions. In Chile the best months to grow outdoors are from September to December where we have longer hours of light and the most optimal climatic conditions for growing.


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