- Origin: Cannabis indica is native to Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, and Turkey. The plants have adapted to the often harsh, dry, and turbulent climate of the Hindu Kush mountains.
- Plant description: Indica plants are short and stocky with bushy greenery and chunky leaves that grow wide and broad. They grow faster than sativa, and each plant produces more buds.
- Typical CBD to THC ratio: Indica strains often have higher levels of CBD and less THC.
- Commonly associated effects of use: Indica is sought after for its intensely relaxing effects. It may also reduce nausea and pain and increase appetite.
- Daytime or nighttime use: Because of its deep relaxation effects, indica is better consumed at night.
- Popular strains: Three popular indica strains are Hindu Kush, Afghan Kush, and Granddaddy Purple.
This dank, heavy indica strain is one of the best indica strains in 2019 for flavor and potency, testing between 22-26% THC. Strawberry Banana is a sweet indica-dominant hybrid made by a DNA Genetics and Serious Seeds breeding collaboration.
🌿 Grows big for an indica, this strain may need to be trained or topped to control it’s height. Strawberry Banana indica plants grow vigorously fast from seed producing dark green foliage that loves lots of light. Preferred indoor, or in a dry climate outdoors.
⚖️ A fat bud yielder, Strawberry Banana develops large-sized, resinous & super sticky indica buds. The heavy resin production makes this indica-dominant strain a good choice for use in concentrates / extracts.
🍧 Smells subtle and fruity, with hints of bubblegum. Each Strawberry Banana phenotype displays different flavors and aromas, most with distinct fruit tastes. Not so much an actual Strawberry Banana milkshake, but you still got some real good fruity stuff.
👍 Tons of resin, tons of trics. Strawberry Banana is a highly desirable indica strain for 2019. Nice relaxing stone.
This loud indica strain, named after a Grateful Dead song gets sweet purple-colored buds testing in at over 20% THC content. Dark Star is a pure indica hybrid bred between Purple Kush and Mazar-I-Sharrif varieties.
🌿 Grows stout and stocky. Dark Star is a compact indica strain perfect for indoor cash cropping. The plant easily changes to a deep purple color when the temps are dropped below 50 degrees Fahrenheit or 10 degrees Celsius during late flowering.
⚖️ Absurdly dense round buds. Dark Star works best as an indoor plant, yielding about 400 – 500 gr/m2. Outdoor cultivators may grow Dark Star in a suitable dry climate. Not the fastest growing strain around, Dark Star’s classic Afghani genetics finish flowering in a long 9 – 10 weeks.
🍧 Pungent blackberry aroma, these buds are rock hard for the real indica fanatics. Dark Star is a heavy body indica strain that hits with a hard confusing stone.
👍 Great dank, potent indica strain that has a high bag appeal.
This great North American indica strain comes from Los Angeles, California. Kosher Kush has won 3-straight High Times Cannabis Cup Best Indica awards from 2010-2012. Up to 29% THC!
🌿 Grows tall and stretchy, so topping or cropping (SoG, SCROG) techniques are recommended for indoor growers. Untopped, Kosher Kush plants shoot their main cola high, leaving the lower branches far from the light.
⚖️This medium-heavy yielding(450-500 g/m2) indica strain prefers adequate magnesium during flowering to help harden these dense buds. Some phenotypes of Kosher Kush may go longer than 10 weeks to finish.
🍧 Unique woody flavor, similar to eucalyptus and some Widow strains. The effects of Kosher Kush are immediate, medical cannabis users rave about the therapeutic pain relief qualities of this indica variety.
👍 A good potent and award-winning heavy indica strain. Kosher Kush is easy to grow from both regular and feminized seeds.
Made from the Girl Scout Cookies genetic line by the Bay Area breeders Cookie Fam, Sunset Sherbert is one of the most popular indica-dominant hybrids in 2019. Tests around 20% THC.
🌿 Bushy plants that respond well to topping and training. Sunset Sherbert seedlings grow quick, and turn a brilliant magenta-purple color during their flowering cycle.
⚖️ Moderate yield of 350-450 g/m2. Like Girl Scout Cookies, this candy indica strain may not yield as much as other cash-cropper oriented varieties. Fairly mold resistant, suitable for indoor and mild outdoor climates.
🍧 Minty and fruity. Skunky tones as well as berry, menthol and chocolate. A true candy strain. Sunset Sherbert is some real deal Cali fire that gives users a strong euphoric body-stone.
👍 Sunset Sherbert is the best choice for flavor-oriented cannabis enthusiasts. Very nice, dank fuzzy buds.
Highly regarded as one of the most powerful pure indica strains ever, Purple Kush (Hindu Kush x Purple Afghani), hails from the Oakland area of California and contains a ridiculous 27% THC in tested samples.
🌿 Easy to grow for the beginner as well as the experienced cannabis cultivator. Purple Kush produces dark, sinister leaves that add to this strains high bag appeal.
⚖️ A high yielding pure indica, Purple Kush harvests around 450 g/m2 when grown indoors. Outdoors, Purple Kush is a good mold resistant indica strain perfect for wet, humid climates. Also resistant to powdery mildew.
🍧 Slightly peppery to the taste, but with a slow cure these buds can develop an enjoyable sweet flavor. Purple Kush gives stoners a happy, energetic high for a pure indica variety.
👍 This strain is one of the best indica varieties to grow outdoors. We love it in Hawaii.
A very dense-budded indica strain, Lithium OG (OG Kush x Master Kush) is a great tasting indica-dominant hybrid with a touch of sativa genetics.
🌿 This strain grows into a perfect bushy structure, provided a little bit of pruning or fimming to allow for multiple tops that get maximum light penetration though the inner buds.
⚖️ Rock-hard buds that weigh out heavy on the scale. These compact flowers get covered in trichomes. Grown indoors in a Sea of Green set-up, Lithium OG yields about 450-550 g/m2. Outdoors a dry environment is necessary during flowering to prevent moldy bud problems.
🍧 Diesel fuel and skunky flavors give Lithium OG it’s dank indica stink. Effects are euphoric, relaxing and calm. Very sticky buds, like glue on your fingers when you break this bud up.
👍 An indoor grower’s favorite. Lithium OG’s gigh is long-lasting and strong for this dank indica strain for sale as feminized (photoperiod) seeds.
Northern Lights x Big Bud
This easy-to-grow cash crop strain pumps out huge yields of A-grade chronic. Northern Lights x Big Bud is a supreme production plant for the high-yield indoor grower.
🌿 Grows extremely easy, making this a perfect variety for the beginner cash cropper. The experienced cultivator will be able to maximize the unbelievable yield potentials of NL x Big Bud. These plants grow with few side and no low branches. One gargantuan ‘bud tube’ cola.
⚖️ High yield, optimized 500-600 g/m2 indoors. This vigorous cannabis plant needs plenty of nutrients available to feed it’s massive single cola dominant flower formation. Northern Lights x Big Bud is an ideal indoor plant, that can also be grown outdoors in a fair climate. Beware of grey mold (Botrytis) during the end of flowering. Keep plants clean and provide plenty of airflow.
🍧 Fragrant jasmine combines with a diesel stench that creates a strong, very ‘fresh’ aroma. Flowers are sticky and frosted with a clear resin coating. This strain is often renamed by people who don’t like the Big Bud name.
👍 One of the best indica strains to grow indoors. Sure it’s not the candy indica, but if raw yield is your angle then try out growing these seeds.
This indica dominant hybrid isn’t called ‘Money Maker’ for nothing. These productive plants produce minty light-green nuggets that weigh out extraordinarily heavy yields, fulfilling any indoor-outdoor cash cropper’s dream.
🌿 Can be cultivated in nearly all grow setups. Outdoors & indoors, soil & hydro, this strain has been highly popular with indoor cannabis growers in 2019. Be sure to feed the soil/plant properly in order to optimize Money Maker’s massive bud production capabilities.
⚖️ Small internodes and tight flower clusters, Money Maker has very low leaf-to-calyx ratio that makes trimming this plant a breeze. The only grievance growers have about this strain is the extended 10 week flowering times of some phenos. Money Maker yields top 1kg/m² indoors, 2kg+ outdoor plants.
🍧 Narcotic, resin-soaked nugs show dominant indica traits in all phenotypes. The aroma is nutty, a mix of pungent garlic & fruitcake. Dense buds hit the user with a classic heavy indica sedative effect, combined with a powerful stone from the high-THC Hindu Kush.
👍 Consisting of Master Kush, Hindu Kush, and Skunk genetics, the Money Maker cannabis seeds offered by Strain Hunters get nice compact, dank indica buds.
G13 x Hash Plant
Came from a smuggled research facility clone. From there, it made it to ‘The Seed Bank of Holland’ Nevil Schoenmakers. They integrated that clone into Sensi Seed’s Hash Plant breeding program, as well as other strain projects, and the G13 genetics were preserved in seed form. Sensi seeds re-released the G13 x Hash Plant genetics in 1999 under the name Mr Nice, a tribute to the famed international cannabis smuggler and author Howard Marks.
🌿 Grown, the G13 x Hash Plant seed strain forms into a medium-sized plant that produces jumbo rock-solid couchlock flowers. G13 x Hash Plant responds best to intense lighting and heavy feeding regimes, also doing great in Sea of Green set up.
⚖️ Large hashy buds that eat up the light. This pure indica strain is fast-flowering, usually being ready for harvest in 8 weeks time.
🍧 G13 x Hash Plant buds are strongly Afghani flavored, with it’s dripping resin-glands emitting scents of sweet and spicy hashish. The knockout pure indica potency of this strain is a highlight for medical marijuana patients and users seeking the classic Afghani ‘body rush’ sedative effect.
👍 A true all-star of cannabis, the original G13 strain has quite the interesting story that started in the United States during the 1970’s. Legend has it that G13 was part of a line of Afghani indicas being tested at a government research facility in Missouri, and was deemed the most desirable expression out of the 24 tested(named G1-G24).
A prime production plant for the indoor grower, Critical Kush is a pure 100% indica strain made by breeding Mr. Nice’s Critical Kush with an OG Kush. 14-20% THC content on these dank buds.
🌿 Shoots up tall quick, Critical Kush plants grow vigorously from regular or feminized seed. Phenotypes vary in growth traits, some will grow taller while others stay short and squat. Best bet is to find a good mother for cloning.
⚖️ Optimized indoors, this strain can produce a very high 650 g/m2 yield. However, not all Critical Kush phenos will produce this well of a yield. Outdoors this strain requires a dry, low-humidity climate to bud in.
🍧 Perfumey, kushy aroma and flavors. Not the most stand out bud of the crowd, but represents a standard “high grade” appearance. Therapeutic, body-focused, heavy indica stone.
👍 Large sticky indica buds. Critical Kush is a high yielding dank indica strain perfect for growing indoors.
A bit of a mysterious strain, a supposed Northern Lights pheno named ‘Bubba’ from New Orleans was crossed with an OG Kush to create Bubba Kush. Since then, Bubba Kush has gained massive popularity in the U.S. Before 1998, the Bubba Kush strain was clone-only, and was later re-bred for cannabis seeds.
🌿 A true ultimate dank indica-dom strain, Bubba Kush’s thick and stocky plant structure mass produces compact light-green ‘West Coast chronic’ buds. Some seed companies offer the pre-98 Bubba Kush in seed form that represents the earlier version more closely.
⚖️ Yields of 500 g/m² indoors and 600-800 g/plants outdoors. Bubba Kush is an easy-to-grow plant that performs exceptionally well indoors under all cultivation methods. Outdoors, large bushes of dense Bubba Kush buds will need to be kept dry and be provided good airflow.
🍧 Bubba Kush buds gleam of resin and provide a sweet and pungent ‘kush’ aroma. A heavy white trichome coating is splattered inside & out of the flowers and leaves – the kind of ‘sugar leaf’ pot that people can leave roughly manicured. Classic sleepy indica effects: lethargy, relaxation and hunger.
👍 An ideal indica strain to grow indoors and outdoors. Purple colors come in at colder temps of 10ºC(50ºF) or less at night.
The legendary West Coast strain, Afgoo or Afgooey is a super couch-lock sleepy Afghani indica strain combined with rare Hawaiian Maui Haze genetics. Up to 20% THC.
🌿 Easy to grow from seed, a little more difficult to clone. This strain does great grown outdoors in Oregon. Afgooey grows like a bush and sucks up lots of nutes and light.
⚖️ Yields can be hotrodded to produce heavy-harvesting bushes of Afghooey flowers. Provide lots of high intensity light and consider SCROG (Screen of Green) or SoG (Sea of Green) techniques to keep the tops even.
🍧 A dessert, fruit and hash Afghani smoke giving a high that hits all over. This red-eyed heavy indica strain is good for sleep and relaxing.
👍 As the name implies, Afgooey is very gooey stuff. Thick, resinous indica dank buds that yield high both indoors and outdoors.
Grand Daddy Purp
Ken Estes, breeder from California takes credit for the original ‘Grand Daddy Purp/GDP’ strain, introducing it in 2004. Not to be confused with Grape Ape or Mendo Purps, Grand Daddy Purp is a cross of Purple Urkle and Big Bud. The latter parent pushing the normally slow, low-yield purple genetics into a new commercial-level high-yield strain.
🌿 Grown pumped up with nutrients in a moderate setting, Grand Daddy Purp grows slower than other strains during vegetative cycle, but makes up for that with fully bud-stacked plants with close inter-nodes and a tight formation – buds all the way down to the soil.
⚖️ Yields can be high, but most GDP phenos produce a lower yield than high production indica strains. The purple color bleeds into Grand Daddy Purp during late flowering. Sometimes outdoor growers are not able to get the purple buds they want, due to the warm climate they are finishing GDP in. Nighttime temperatures hitting 10ºC(50ºF) will speed the purple transformation up. A surprisingly mold resistant, hardy plant.
🍧 A strong pungent aroma sticks to your mouth, keeping this sweet bud with you. GDP buds are covered in shiny trics, reeking of some magical candy dankness. Greasy sci-fi nuggets that give a heavy-indica stone great for fun, relaxing and sleep.
👍 Grand Daddy Purp(Purple) or ‘GDP’ is a cult-classic purple bud space-age heavy indica strain. Very strong flavor that dominantes the competition.
This strong indica-dominant hybrid produces compact light-green buds on very, very stinky plants. The ‘cheese’ heritage come from an original U.K. Cheese, a special Skunk#1 phenotype. The female U.K. Cheese was crossed with a Blueberry male, and thus made ‘Blue Cheese’.
🌿 Grows stout and hardy. Blue Cheese plants make quite thick stems and fat buds form on them. Doesn’t like to be bent due to it’s rigidity, but pruning techniques work well..
⚖️ Yields of Blue Cheese are moderatly high (400-500 g/m2), although it’s usually not the biggest harvest in the garden. These chunky indicas can handle a heavy feeding schedule. Good mold resistance when grown outdoors in Hawaii.
🍧 Very desirable dank weed. These stinky indica buds reek though the bag, and get bought up quick by cannabis enthusiasts. Blue Cheese gives a quick-hitting indica body-high with a narcoty, sleep-inducing edge.
👍 A maximum stinky plant during flowering, Blue Cheese is super-pungent unreal flavored cannabis. Bag appeal A+.
Originating as a hybrid of two landrace Hindu Kush indicas, Master Kush is a healthy grower that makes solid citrusy dense buds.
🌿 Compact and squat indica growth. Master Kush is easy to grow and breeds well with others. This heavy producer of dense indica cannabis buds can really shine given healthy amounts of nutrients and lighting.
⚖️ A strong plant that yields well grown indoors, outdoors and in greenhouses. Master Kush is a hardy strain that deals with mold issues better than most indica strains do. Nevertheless, keeping these buds dry is recommended for optimum results.
🍧 Resin-soaked dank buds that smell like oranges and hash. A strong indica stone with good smooth flavor and strength. Effects the body in a narcotic, sleepy way.
👍The over 20% THC-splattered buds of Master Kush are also a superb choice for hash or concentrate making.
CBD Nordle (the CBD-tuned Nordle strain x Cannatonic) is a 80/20 indica sativa hybrid that takes on a Christmas tree appearance. ‘Nordle’ is an Afghani and Skunk cross that is named after Howard Marks’ code word for hashish – nordle. 1:1 THC:CBD.
🌿 Grows into a X-mas tree shape with short branches. A strong grower during vegetative cycle. This strain gets real deal purple during late flowering.
⚖️ A tough vigorous strain, CBD Nordle harvests 500 g/m2 indoors and flowers in about 65 days. Outdoors, keep dry, aerated and clean for best results.
🍧 Red-haired silver buds that are soaked in grape hashy resin. CBD Nordle is a easy smoke, not paranoid inducing, which may make it good for those anxious stoners.
👍 When trying to milk the most CBD out of a strain, it’s important to let the trichomes go amber, as CBD increases during the end of flowering. For real-deal medicinal herb cultivators, test each individual female pheno for CBD levels.
Sensi Star’s superb quality buds have earned the highest number of awards for an indica-dominant hybrid variety currently. This heavy indica dominant hybrid strain has been tested at over 20% THC.
🌿 Grown successfully in most outdoor climates, stout bushy Sensi Star female cannabis plants are a breeze to grow from seed or clone. Sensi Star’s dominant cola structure also performs well topped into a bush, being is a perfect option for Sea Of Green(SOG) and Screen Of Green (SCROG) indoor cultivation techniques, with loaded side branches packing on the harvest weight.
⚖️ The silvery orange-haired nuggets have a white gold shine to them, making these buds look very fresh & vibrant, like the inside of a cabbage. Yields of 500 gram+ bud-stacked fat bushy indica plants outdoors and a nice 350 – 450 gr/m² indoors.
🍧 Lemony flavors on these rockhard colas. Sensi Star’s sweet minty smoke sends users a heady high-THC ‘kick’ then comes in with a full-bodied indica ‘knockout punch’. A happy, enjoyable stone.
👍 In the words of the famous writer and Senior Cultivation Editor of High Times Danny Danko, “Sensi Star holds a special place in my heart”.
A wild-looking plant, Aurora Indica is a F1 hybrid of Northern Lights and Afghan. These dense buds are loaded with resin, and gives stoners a calm, relaxed high.
🌿 Simple & easy to grow. Seeds sprout quickly. Aurora Indica, a relatively short predominantly-indica plant, forms a gigantic main cola typical of other Afghani indica strains.
⚖️ Yields high 400-500 g/m2 indoors under HID lights and a SoG (Sea of Green) setup. Outdoors, Aurora Indica plants can grow up to 8 feet tall and get a hard, solid bud structure.
🍧 Fruity, hash and earthy deep-bodied flavors. A very appealing aroma. The stone is full-body indica style, great for that sedating, calming effect.
👍 This potent indica strain produces highly-resinous buds that make a lot of fine black hashish. Lots of large bud colas.
Using Big Bud and Skunk #1 genetics, Bubblelicious is Nirvana’s take on the classic Bubblegum strain. This high-yielding version of the strain is a preffered plant for many medical cannabis growers.
🌿 Grows big with adequate space. This stocky indica-dominant hybrid is easy to grow from seed. Bubblelicious plants have sharp leaves that turn yellow during flowering.
⚖️ Dense indica buds with a medium-high yield 350-450 g/m2 indoors. Outdoors Bubblelicious plants can be given a long vegetative cycle in order to get these plants big. Fairly mold resistant.
🍧 Velvety candy buds like old school bubble gum. Not all phenotypes display the true bubble gum flavor, however they’re all pleasant and interesting. Energetic, slighlty psychedelic high for an indica dominant variety.
👍Functioning indica high on these sweet Bubblelicious buds.
A landrace cannabis variety originating from the Hindu-Kush mountain range, Afghan Kush is the definitive red-eyed, dry-mouth, lethargic stone munchies weed.
🌿 Grown terrifically outdoors and indoors, Afghan Kush is a stable-breeding, virtually pure indica that flowers in an amazingly short 45 – 55 days. A vigorous, stocky plant that produces well.
⚖️ Great for breeding programs, Afghan Kush seeds are stable inbred landrace variety that makes vigorous hybrids when bred with. Afghan Kush can produce harvests of over 400gr/m2 indoors, and pound plus plants outdoors.
🍧 The buds of Afghan Kush get covered with orange hairs that stick to the plant and your fingers. Deep indica hash flavors when smoked. Couchlock stone that hits hard and fast, relaxing the body and stimulating the appetite.
👍 Traditionally, Afghan Kush has been fine-tuned to produce large amounts of hashish, possesing a great amount of gooey resin.
A pure landrace indica strain hailing from the Hindu Kush mountain range, these seeds have been selectively bred for decades within their own population.
🌿 A reliable, uniform strain. This plant grows slightly slow during vegetative growth. Hindu Kush plants appreciate a hearty diet of nutrients and light to grow.
⚖️ Average yields. Hindu Kush isn’te the heaviest producing indica strain, but it makes up for that in it’s super quick 6-7 week flowering time. Preferred indoors, but also quick enough to pull outdoors before the weather changes.
🍧 True dank indica flavors – hashy and bold. Hindu Kush gets dense, sticky buds with a pleasant, calm, uplifting high compared to heavier-in-the-body indica varieties.
👍 Great taste but slow veg. They’re all so uniform from seed, like clones.
According to folklore, the first Northern Lights female clones came out of Seattle, Washington, and were obtained by the famous Nevil Schoenmakers. Nevil then used Afghani males to breed the different Northern Lights varieties(NL#1, NL#2, NL#5). These were later released under Sensi Seeds.
🌿 Grows in short, vigorous bushes suitable for indoor and outdoor warm climate cultivation with plenty of intense direct light. Strong seedlings from this virtually pure indica strain.
⚖️ A high yielding indica ideal for beginners. Northern Lights gets hard, slightly small nuggets in size with a lot of sticky resin.
🍧 The buds stink of a sweet musk and honey. To the taste, Northern Lights is a mint and pine flavored cannabis that hits hard with it’s potent high-resin content. Maximum indica body effects coupled with a revved up THC content creates an strong out-of-body time-stopping high.
👍 Ever since the 1980’s Northern Lights has been racking up praise and awards. Northern Lights has dominated Cannabis Cups and harvest festivals so frequently that requests have been made to retire her from the competition, in order to give other strains a chance.
An old Afghani Indica sourced from the desert towns of Balkh, Mazar-i-Sharif and Sheberghan in North Afghanistan. This landrace indica strain is a hardy mold resistant indica strain that gets magenta colors during flowering.
🌿 Some of these phenos are not as desirable to grow, as they will take too long to make it worth the yield indoors. However, certain Mazar-I-Sharif phenotypes flower quick and grow phenomenally both indoors and outdoors. Given a long vegetative growth cycle, these landrace indica strains can grow up to 3 meters tall.
⚖️ A good outdoor strain for cold climates, Mazar-I-Sharif develops dense Afghani buds with decent yields indoors (avg. 300 g/m2). Outdoors is where this long flowering indica strain can shine, yielding up to 2 kilogram plants.
🍧 Mild, smooth smoke. Mazar-I-Sharif has a hash-like taste and smell, and a heavy narcotic potency.
👍 This historic landrace strain is famed for the local hashish known as ‘Shirak-i-Mazar’ or ‘Milk of Mazar’.
From the Hindu Kush mountains of Northern Pakistan, this landrace indica strain grows into a beast indoors and outdoors.
🌿 Grows big, so it’s recommended to not veg this strain longer than 3 weeks indoors, outdoor growers can veg longer and turn this hardy landrace indica into a tree. Very thick stems.
⚖️ A large producer of buds. Yields of WOS Pakitan Valley are 400 g/m2 indoors, and 500-600 gram plants outdoors. A resiliant, mold resistant indica strain.
🍧 Lemon flavor and a smooth easy smoke. This landrace indica gets nice tight buds with a deep hash and sandalwood aroma. Powerful narcotic effect.
👍THC production has been measured at 21%. This is a great potent landrace indica to grow in 2019.