What is an Indica cannabis plant? Read our blog to get more info about indica cannabis plants. Indica cannabis strains have originated on the Asian subcontinent and Afghanistan. In 1785 French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck classified this type after receiving samples from India. He called the plant indica in dedication of the heritage the samples came from.
What is an Indica cannabis Plant
Indica cannabis strains have originated on the Asian subcontinent and Afghanistan. In 1785 French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck classified this type after receiving samples from India. He called the plant indica in dedication of the heritage the samples came from. The indica strain is well adapted to grow in desert and dry mountain climates. Structurally, the indica plant seems to be specialized in preserving water which makes it an ideal plant to grow in dry places without rainfall. Cannabis indica has a long history of cultivation to produce hashish. In recent time the production of hashish has been diminished due to the conflicts in those areas. It has now been replaced with an opium trade that has grown to be one of the largest in the world. The afghani Indica’s, which are a crossbreed favorite for seedbanks, grows in different parts of Afghanistan. Some were grown in the mountains while others were grown at the foothills of in the lowlands. Travelers have collected numerous indica seeds to crossbreed it with sativa strains or other indica strains to create new strains. Often indica genetics are crossbred with sativa strains to shorten the flowering time and to increase the harvest. Indica strains are well-known for its huge flower production.
Appearance of cannabis indica strains
The indica cannabis plant is a more compact, thick-stemmed plant. Usually reaching a height less than two meters outdoors. The color is dark green and even some examples have an almost blue or green-black appearance. The leaves are composed of short and wide blades. Indica strains produce more side-branches and an overall denser growth. This results in a wider bushier plant. The indica flowers or buds are more solid than for example the sativa strains.
Growing Indica plants
As earlier mentioned, the cannabis indica grows fast. This makes the indica plant an ideal plant to grow. Indoors the overall growing and flowering time is around 7/8 weeks. Indica plant will not grow into large, stretched plants. This makes it an ideal plant to grow indoors. You do not need a large indoor grow room to cultivate Indica’s. Some breeders will give the indica strain a longer growing phase to increase the height of the plant.
Indica strains will give you a body stoned feeling. Often indica strains are used for its medicinal purposes. In opposite of sativa strains, indica strains produce more CBD. Effects reported by cannabis users are:
- Relaxing & Laid back
- Relieves pain and aches.
- Reduces anxiety & stress.
- Aids sleep
- Reduces inflammation.
- Helps relieve spasms and seizures.Stimulates the appetite