Do you know the classification Sativa? Yes, this is the commonly known cannabis strain.
But Seedbanks and Grower differentiate between other hemp varieties like “Indica“, “Ruderalis” or “Hybrids“, whereby the distinguishing features are usually the smell, the effect and the characteristics when growing. What differences there are and what you should know about Sativa can be found in this article. Cannabis Sativa is the most common form of cannabis in the world and has many uses.
Everything at a glance:
Home: Sativa comes from the equatorial regions.
Size: This strain continues to grow during flowering, so Sativas tend to grow very large. In the wild, these can grow up to several meters high.
Appearance: The leaves are broad with many small fingers.
The effects of Sativa:
- happy, spiritual high
- Eliminates fatigue and makes you cheerful
- Motivating effect
- Promotes the ability to concentrate and makes you vigilant
- Often increased appetite
- In some cases it can have a psychedelic effect (but the THC content must be very high)
Everything in detail:
The Cannabis Sativa has a tropical origin because it comes from the equatorial regions where the days are more or less the same throughout the year, so the Sativa varieties have adapted themselves to the completion of their growth and flowering during a short, largely uniform photoperiod.
The female flowers of Cannabis Sativa begin to flower at the nodes (the places on the stems and twigs where the leaf pairs grow out) and usually spread over the entire length of the stem and twigs, rather than gathering in dense groups around the nodes as in the other species. As a result, female Sativa flowers are usually less dense and lighter than Indica flowers, although they are larger.
Cannabis Sativa is usually a tall plant and is light green. It has long, narrow fingers.
In general, Sativa leaves are slightly sparser than other varieties, but this allows better air exchange around and between plants, resulting in healthier growth and less susceptibility to mold in a humid tropical climate.
Hemp is regarded as one of the oldest useful plants in the world, its history goes back as far as 8,000 years. All parts of the plant are suitable for the production of food.
- The hemp fibre
People have and always will use it for the manufacturing of ropes, textiles and special paper, but also in numerous other products such as insulating materials and natural fibre composites.
Sativa seeds are ideal for all growers in gardens who want a variety that is easy to grow. We use the seeds as food and feed, the oils derived from them for culinary purposes, but also as cosmetics and as medicinal oil.
Cannabis Indica is used as a narcotic like any other type of cannabis. Cannabis Sativa has a more psychedelic and stimulating effect than Cannabis Indica, which has a more sedative to sleep-inducing effect. This is probably due to the higher cannabidiol content of Cannabis Indica.
Cannabis Sativa Hybrids
The pure varieties of Cannabis Sativa often require a growth and flowering period of about six months to fully mature. For this reason, pure Sativa varieties are rarely used for indoor cultivation. All indoor Sativa strains are crossbreeds with Indica strains to shorten their height and flowering time, yet Sativa-Indica hybrids generally flower longer than pure Indica strains.
Things to know
Sativas are known to grow tall, produce high yields and produce a predominantly psychedelic and stimulating intoxication. Sativas are well suited for indoor and outdoor use, but as they can grow very large, space and accurate planning are required in the grow room.
Sativa strains can be the best friends of hemp lovers. They provide you with energy and creativity. People with anxiety should only consume Sativa strains in small quantities. However, many agree that Sativa can relieve stress and pain like no other strain.