5 Great Indoor Cannabis Strains to Grow
All cannabis strains grow well outdoors, but not all are suitable for indoor growing. Rich Hamilton tracked down some great strains designed to grow indoors that will keep your cannabis pantry full long after the outdoor season is over.
You had a great outdoor harvest, but now what? Just because Mother Nature is on a vacation from growing doesn’t mean you have to be. These indoor-friendly strains are all relatively easy to grow and will provide you with fantastic results, whether you are looking for a sativa, indica, or autoflower.
Indoor Cannabis Strain #1: Monster Bruce Banner — Sativa
This sativa-dominant (70/30) feminized strain crosses two absolute classics that produce reliable results when grown indoors. Bruce Banner does what it says on the tin and delivers monster yields. A cross of OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel (both classics in their own right), Monster Bruce Banner is a perfect blend. It forms an outstanding balance between their effects, flavors, and tastes and explains why this strain is so potent, productive, and resilient.
Monster Bruce will not exceed heights of five feet yet can produce up to 700g/m2 (24 oz/f2) yields. Indoors its flowering time is nine to 10 weeks. The potent 25 percent+ THC levels will be your reward. This strain also has levels of CBD at 1.1 percent.
This strain has an intense citrus aroma and an earthy, diesel taste. It is excellent for relieving the symptoms of stress, depression, pain, anxiety, and fatigue. It is a perfect daytime strain thanks to its uplifting haze.
Indoor Cannabis Strain #2: Tutankuhamon — Sativa
Tutankuhamon (a.k.a. King Tut) is a great indoor strain for regular smokers or those with a high tolerance. This sativa-dominant king (60/40) has high levels of THC nearing 30 percent and higher than average CBD levels at around two percent. Reaching only five feet, it is an ideal candidate for indoor growing environments. With just a 60-day low-maintenance flowering time, you can look to expect yields of up to 500g/m2 (17 oz/f2). Growing this strain doesn’t take too much knowledge, making it an excellent choice for a first-time grow experience.
King Tut’s background is somewhat unknown. Only one parent strain has been identified, with this phenotype and feminized variety originating from AK-47 lineage.
The uplifting and energizing effects of King Tut is known for its high levels of THC, producing a robust euphoric bliss that stimulates creativity. King Tut is ideal for alleviating symptoms of depression, stress, and PTSD. For physical ailments, it acts as an effective form of pain relief. The strain boasts a classic skunky aroma, with hints of lemon and sweet earthy undertones.
Indoor Cannabis Strain #3: Mimosa x Orange Punch — Indica
This fruity cocktail of a strain can produce a whopping 700g/m2 (2.3 oz/ft2) in just 55-60 days of flowering. This well-balanced indica dominant hybrid (65/35) delivers high levels of THC, reaching a whopping 30 percent. Mimosa x Orange Punch thrives in controlled temperatures. It is labeled as one of the biggest-producing strains to grow indoors.
With unique citrusy orange zest, the Mimosa X Orange Punch super strain drives a hard bargain! With impressively convenient grow times below 60 days and indoor heights as low as just over two feet, this cannabis strain produces the most luxurious, ultra-dense buds that will benefit from proper ventilation.
The Mimosa X Orange Punch strain was skilfully backcrossed from the famous Orange Punch and Mimosa Evo strains. This cross also resulted in improved growth patterns and yields in comparison to its lineage.
Mimosa X Orange Punch unsurprisingly has bold citrus flavours with hints of sweetness. With fairly dense buds, be sure to allow your plants plenty of time for curing to elevate their complex flavors and aromas. The high THC levels of this strain, paired with its generous indica to sativa ratio, delivers long-lasting, uplifting euphoric effects.
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Indoor Cannabis Strain #4: Extreme Impact Auto — Fast Flowering Autoflower
You get an almost pure indica (90/10) plant with 21 percent THC and around 0.6 percent CBD in just eight weeks of easy growing. It will hit a maximum height of only 2.5 feet, making it perfect for those with limited growing space. You can also expect generous yields of up to 650g/m2 (2.1oz/ft2) indoors.
Extreme Impact Auto is strong, short, and bushy in structure, adapting well to almost any environment or climate. It’s effortless to grow, making it a perfect choice for amateur growers. Extreme Impact Auto also benefits from having enormous yields that can outperform most standard photoperiod strains.
Extreme Impact Auto is a cross of Mazar Auto and Fast & Vast Auto, producing a strong, bushy autoflowering strain that gives you potent results fast. This autoflowering variety’s spicy aroma consists of a solid base of traditional hash coupled with zesty notes of lime and lemon.
Extreme Impact Auto is a fantastic strain for use in the evening when chilling, relaxing, or needing to sleep. It provides intense effects that induce a significant relaxing sensation to every part of your body. Due to its strength, this is an excellent choice for those suffering from stress, anxiety, or struggling with chronic pain conditions.
Indoor Cannabis Strain #5: Royal Gorilla — Hybrid
This strain is award-winning for a good reason. Growing optimally in small containers, it is a hardy feminized strain ideal for the indoor grower. It provides yields of up to 550g/m2 (19 oz/ft2) in a record time of eight to nine weeks. You can expect a typical growth structure of a true hybrid with moderate lateral branching and a main apical stem. This evenly ratioed hybrid (50/50) is potent with levels of THC topping at 26 percent.
Royal Gorilla isn’t a strain you choose for yields but the quality of the bud. It will grow massive buds with bold, bright green leaves. With solid resin production, the leaves will be coated in trichomes.
Royal Gorilla is the feminized version of the famous king of hybrids, Gorilla Glue #4. What makes it more legendary is its discovery was entirely coincidental. Two breeders discovered the strain after their Chem Sis plants hermied and pollinated their Sour Dubb plants. The seeds were later germinated, and the spectacular Gorilla legacy was born.
The pine-like flavor and dank earthiness with sweet and citrusy undertones are irresistible and make for a great-tasting experience.
Royal Gorilla has excellent medicinal potential, making it an outstanding choice to help with chronic pains and other ailments. This strain gives a sensational high of incredible relaxation together with a balancing uplifting euphoria. A rush of joy mixed with body numbing qualities can be expected within the first few minutes.
Growing indoors has something for everyone’s tastes. Hopefully, this will inspire you to try a new strain or finally get the confidence to start your first indoor grow. This is just a tiny example of what is available out there in terms of cannabis strains, so do some research and find the perfect strain for growing indoors.