Published: June 30th, 2022
Categories: Cannabis Info
Indicas are known for their dense, bushy growth, large yields, and soothing, relaxing terpenes. Looking for a strain that could very well lull you to sleep? You’ve come to the right place.
Now, if you perform a Google search on the “top indica strains”, you’ll be met with a ton of results. The vast variety of strain names only adds to the confusion, and can lead to an unfortunate case of paralysis by analysis.
To save you from all that headache, we’ve come up with a list of the top five indicas. Upon being introduced to each specimen, you’re bound to find (at least) one dynamic indica to add to your garden. Which ones pique your interest the most?
An acclaimed strain with impeccable genetics and a memorable stone, Northern Light by Royal Queen Seeds is the quintessential tension-buster after a long, exhausting day at work. Although its exact parent strains are unclear, Northern Light is believed to derive from different varieties including Thai and Afghani.
If you intend to grow this strain indoors, expect satisfying yields of up to 550g/m² after a brief flowering period of 7–8 weeks. Outdoor growers will rake in up to 650g/plant come late September. Once harvested, Northern Light clocks in at a generous 18% THC. Combined with a selection of relaxing and stoning terpenes, this makes for an excellent evening companion with a spicy, fruity scent. A grade-A indica all around.
With a whopping 25% THC, you already know that the award-winning Eleven Roses isn’t to be trifled with. If you’re all about the stoned, couch-locked effect, this combination of Appalachian Kush and Sugar Black Rose will not disappoint. Right after those first hits, you’ll immediately feel a heavy but pleasant sensation wrap around your body.
You better be prepared for a long-haul flight, because the high from Eleven Roses can last a while. It also comes with fruity and earthy flavours, which is a nice addition to the overall experience. Growing this strain is a breeze, and highly rewarding. Though it takes just 55–60 days to flower, it delivers excellent yields of up to 600g/m² indoors and an astounding 1000g/plant outdoors.
If sweet, tropical flavours first entered your mind upon reading “Mango Kush”, you’re right on the money. An indica-dominant combination of Mango and Hindu Kush, this hybrid boasts a hard-hitting 21% THC content alongside a burst of fruity tastes. In addition to the soothing relaxation you’d expect from an indica, you can also anticipate moments of energy and euphoria. So if you’re not a big fan of the heavy stone associated with most indicas, Mango Kush is an excellent option.
Mango Kush requires around 9 weeks of flowering to return a hefty haul of buds reeking of tropical fruits. Indoor growers will be met with harvests of 450g/m², while outdoor growers will achieve up to 500g/plant.
Every grower’s dream is to find a strain that’s both easy to grow and delivers rewarding yields. That’s exactly what you can expect from Kannabia’s Indica Cream. This 100% indica combination of Afghan, Black Domina, and Maple Leaf flowers in as little as 55 days. Over that period, you’ll notice fluffy, picture-perfect buds forming on plants that reach up to 2m tall. Producing large yields both indoors and outdoors, Indica Cream never fails to bring the indica charm.
In terms of potency, Indica Cream exhibits THC levels of roughly 20%. That’s a hard-enough kick to fulfil the needs of even experienced smokers. And in case you want to make your own hash stash, this strain is perfect—deep, rich aromas of incense and Kush are enough to get the mouth watering.
The last (but certainly not the least) feature on this list is Aurora Indica. As the name suggests, this is a heavy indica (90%) beloved by all manner of users for its deep, narcotic high. Aurora Indica is known in part for its spicy aroma and dark, broad leaves, but perhaps its greatest claim to fame is its insane resin production. As a result, Aurora Indica is a great strain for concentrate and hash production.
As you’d expect from a potent indica, Aurora Indica brings a soothing body high that’s palpable within the first few hits. It has at least 17% THC, so you ought to tread lightly when dealing with this one during the day. But if you intend to have a slow, soothing night, go ahead and indulge a bit more, but still in moderation. The flowering time for this strain is as short as seven weeks (7–9 weeks on average), with yields of up to 500g/m² indoors and comparably large yields outdoors.
A good chunk of cannabis enthusiasts prefer the reliable growth and narcotic highs of classic indicas. If you’re one of these fine folks, we know that all of the strains selected for this list will satisfy, both during growth and when smoking. Now go ahead and try them out for an experience to remember.