Cannabis indica is a species of marijuana with a short, compact and dense structure. Indica plants grow faster compared to Cannabis sativa and are known for their high CBD. This means indica strains are more commonly cultivated by people who want to use medicinal weed. If your next growing project is cultivating indica strains, let’s help you get started with these ten best indica strains.
Top 10 Indica Strains
- Banana Kush
- Cream & Cheese CBD
- Critical Mass
- Girl Scout Cookies
- Granddaddy Purple
- Skywalker OG
- Strawberry Kush
- Super Skunk
Banana Kush is an indica-dominant cannabis strain known for its potent THC and is very easy to cultivate. It is a grower’s favorite because of many reasons. First, it’s a small plant growing only 90 to 100 cm tall but is capable of producing from 450 to 550 grams/square meter indoors and 550 to 700 grams/plant outdoors.
It’s an early bloomer capable of producing sweet, earthy, tea fruit and tropical-flavored buds in just 6 days after germination. This hybrid marijuana strain has a relaxed, uplifting, euphoric, and talkative high owing to its 22% THC. It’s a natural treatment for arthritis, inflammation, stress, insomnia, anxiety, and depression.
Caramella is an easy-growing indica-dominant strain that boasts of its caramel, sweet and spicy flavors. It’s a favorite because of its fantastic flavors, and at the same time, it’s fast-flowering at just 7 to 8 days after germination.
This hybrid marijuana is capable of producing good yields, whether it’s grown indoors or outdoors, and is very resistant to common mildew and molds that attack cannabis plants. Because of its high THC at 20%, expect this plant to give you uplifted, happy, euphoric, aroused, and relaxing effects. You can use this flavorful strain for the relief of conditions like increased eye pressure, pain, spasticity, poor appetite, and insomnia.
Cream & Cheese CBD
CBD Cream & Cheese is an indica-dominant strain with an equal ratio of CBD and THC. You’ll get a recreational and highly-therapeutic strain with 22% THC and 18% CBD. This is a calming, euphoric, relaxing, and happy strain that can help with migraines, arthritis, depression, stress, and anxiety.
This hybrid marijuana strain is a tall plant measuring up to 240 cm high. Because of its height, you can expect high yields from 400 to 600 grams/square meter indoors and 800 grams/plant outdoors. And true to its name CBD Cream & Cheese has cheese, grape, grapefruit, sweet, orange, earthy, and pungent flavored-buds.
Critical Mass is an indica-leaning cannabis strain known for its extra-heavy yields and potent effects. It is a mere average-sized indica with a compact structure but can produce up to 750 grams/square meter of yield indoors and 600 grams/plant outdoors.
Critical Mass is also a medicinal marijuana strain. It’s potent relaxing, and euphoric effects can help people with anxiety, fatigue, arthritis, migraines, insomnia, stress, and muscle pains. You will also fall for its unique flavors with a skunk, sweet, earthy, pungent, and citrus flavors.
Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies is an indica-dominant cannabis strain with a soaring 24% THC making it very relaxing, euphoric, and calming. Extra care must be observed in consuming this strain as it can cause a couchlock effect.
Girl Scout Cookies is a tall plant as it can grow up to 180 cm high. It can produce good yields up to 500 grams/square meter indoors and 500 grams/plant outdoors. You may still enhance these amounts when you train your lovely plants early.
Girl Scout Cookies calming and sedating effects make it a powerful treatment for anxiety, depression, stress, and pain. You will also love it’s deliciously spicy, sweet, vanilla, lemon, and earthy flavors.
Granddaddy Purple is a very potent, relaxing indica because of its 24% THC content. Despite its average height, this legendary strain can also produce up to 550 grams/square meter of yield indoors and up to 500 grams/plant outdoors.
This hybrid marijuana strain can produce dense and heavy buds in just 8 to 10 weeks. These buds will have earthy, berry, grape, and woodsy aromas and scents. And recreational growers will love Granddaddy Purple’s calming, euphoric, relaxing, sedating, and uplifting effects, which are needed for the relief of anxiety, inflammation, insomnia, nausea, stress, and arthritis.
Kryptonite is a very powerful indica-dominant strain that can make you go weak in the knees with its 27% THC. It is a very relaxing, euphoric, sleepy, and creative strain which can induce a couchlock effect if you’re not careful.
Kryptonite is a tall marijuana plant capable of producing good yields. This strain is one of the easiest to grow with large and dense buds with sweet, berry, grape, and skunky flavors. Its superpowers are also effective for conditions like stress, depression, insomnia, headaches, and all kinds of pain, even chronic pains.
Skywalker OG is a very powerful, out-of-this-world indica-dominant strain with a skyrocketing 30% THC content. It’s a sure couchlock strain, so use should be moderated whether you’re consuming it for its recreational or medicinal effects.
This is a strain with an average to tall height and can produce average to huge yields. Flowering is early as 9 weeks and will grow lovely buds with citrusy, pine, spicy, sweet, and fruity flavors. When consumed properly, Skywalker OG can be used to treat stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. It can deal with poor appetite and all kinds of pain, including headaches, migraines, and muscle pains.
Strawberry Kush is a powerful indica-dominant cannabis strain that produces huge yields despite its average height. It can grow up to 550 grams/square meter of yield indoors and up to 600 grams/plant outdoors.
Strawberry Kush has a high THC content of up to 21%, which is why it has a very potent energetic, euphoric, creative, and relaxing high. Most Strawberry Kush users prefer to consume this strain in the morning to energize a long and tiring day. This strain is obviously fruity with berry, strawberry, and sweet herbal overtones, which will surely get you hooked.
And as it is a recreational strain, you can also expect this hybrid to deal with conditions like anxiety, depression, and stress. It is also good for pain, including migraines, muscle spasms, muscle pain, and arthritis.
Super Skunk is an indica-dominant cannabis strain with high THC content. This is an average-sized plant growing only up to 140 cm tall but can produce good yields from 400 to 500 grams per square meter indoors. You can expect up to 600 grams per plant when you cultivate this strain outdoors. Super Skunk is an early bloomer as it can flower as early as 6 to 8 weeks. Once it blooms, you will get buds with citrusy, pungent, sweet, earthy, and spicy flavors. Super Skunk has a euphoric effect; it can make you focus, relaxed, hungry, and pretty soon, sleepy. This is why consumers prefer to use this strain as a nightcap.
Super Skunk is also a favorite among medicinal growers as it also has powerful therapeutic effects. You can use this indica hybrid to naturally deal with stress, anxiety, and depression as well as chronic pain, migraines, arthritis, and headaches.
There you have it, ten of the best indica strains, When it comes to choosing an indica strain there are so many options: you can have an uplifting, upbeat high or a will-numbing body stone. Although most strains of cannabis today have been hybridized and classified as either mostly indica or mostly sativa, the exact effects you’ll experience from any one individual strain are likely dependent on multiple factors such as the cannabis strain’s chemical composition, your personal tolerance for its effects, and even your diet.