Crystal delivers a well-balanced euphoria that combines a cerebral high with a sedating body effect. This feminized cannabis is 60% indica and 40% sativa. It’s high is very potent, so this strain is not recommended for first-time smokers. However, first-time growers will have no problem cultivating a flourishing crop.
Crystal cannabis seeds grow into strong, resilient plants. The odor is strong, and the buds are absolutely beautiful. Because of its strength, this strain is an excellent candidate for Sea of Green (SCROG) growing techniques. Buds are high in both CBD and THC, and grow into tall plants, best cultivated either indoors or outdoors.
Growing Crystal Strain of Medical Marijuana
The Crystal strain of cannabis is easy to cultivate, even for amateurs and beginners. When growing this marijuana indoors, your plants can reach heights of over 3 feet tall. It produces green leaves and dense, large buds, which are covered in glistening crystals (as it name suggests). Upon harvesting, your weed can contain up to a whopping 25% THC.
For optimized results growing Crystal indoors, grow in soil or hydroponic environments. These plants tend to thrive best when the Sea of Green (SOG) growing method is used. They grow vigorously. That means to keep it shaped properly, you’ll have to trim the leaves back. Indoor flowering time is about 8-10 weeks. Expect to yield 400-500 grams of usable cannabis per square meter.
When cultivating Crystal cannabis seeds outside, the climate should be sunny and subtropical. Because outside growing gives the plants so much more room to stretch, the plants can grow close to 10 feet tall. Harvesting takes place between late-September and early-October, You can yield up to 750 grams of usable marijuana per plant.
The Crystal strain’s parental heritage is quite distinguished, consisting of a blend of Northern Lights and White Widow. Both are favorites among experienced and novice cannabis growers. Aside from the need to trim these plants, this indica-dominant strain is very easy to cultivate and harvest.
Origin of Crystal Strain
Crystal marijuana is a cross between two very notable strains of cannabis:
- Northern Lights
- White Widow
The Northern Lights strain is a revered one with no less than eight awards under its belt. It has won first place overall and other renowned awards in the High Times Cannabis Cup. Crystal’s other parent, White Widow, is also an honored strain which has also won first place overall and four other rankings in High Times’ Cannabis Cup.
Effects of Crystal Strain
Crystal is a hybrid strain of marijuana that produces big, sticky buds covered with red hairs and crystals that glisten right before your eyes. Because it contains such a high THC level, you’ll experience a cerebral buzz throughout your body and within your mind.
The effects of this strain are not noticeable immediately. Instead, the euphoria takes a little time to creep up on you fully. But, once it does, you’ll experience an intense, invigorating high. It relaxes your body and calms your nerves, making it an effective stress-reliever.
This marijuana strain will uplift your mood while relieving you of any anxiety or stress. The strong buzz is followed by deep sedation and laziness. Crystal cannabis also stimulates appetites, causing major cases of the munchies, which help intensify these lazy and sedated states.
Medical Uses for Crystal Strain
Crystal’s versatility makes it a very effective medical marijuana. It has multiple medicinal uses, and helps medical cannabis patients deal with the following chronic physical and psychological conditions:
- Loss of appetite
- Pain relief
Taste and Aroma of Crystal Strain
When smoked, Crystal marijuana gives off a sweet aroma. This tantalizing smell comes with a hint of pine. Some have compared its aroma to that of jet fuel. The strain has a pretty smooth taste. It’s piney, with a nice hint of sweetness and notes of fruit, making this strain of cannabis very pleasing to the palette.