Of the thousands of strains being produced every day, over 99% of them are derived from one of the two most prominent Cannabis categories. These two main classifications are popularly known as Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa. It is essential, when choosing your ideal strain, to know the fundamental differences between the types of highs, so as to achieve the most pleasurable and personally beneficial high.

indica vs sativa geographyGeographical Location

Most Indica varieties are grown in central Asia and parts of the Indian subcontinent such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, northern India and Nepal. Indica strains will thrive in cooler environments. While Sativa strains tend to do best in warmer, equatorial countries such as Thailand, Mexico, Columbia and South East Asia. Growing conditions

Visually, Indica plants tend to grow darker, denser buds, while Sativa plants produce longer, narrower leaves. Indicas are generally faster flowering varieties with a flowering time period of up to 60 days. Indica plants are ideal for indoor growing due to their short and stocky composure. They will grow between 2-4 feet tall, yielding a noticeably smaller crop (1.5 to 2.5 ounces per plant). The paler green Sativa plant, however, has been known to grow to heights of up to 20 feet tall in outdoor environments. Their maturation period can take anywhere from ten to sixteen weeks. Due to their extended vegetation periods, these plants will often yield a much higher crop (3 ounces to 1 pound per plant).

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Scent Specificity

indica vs sativa scentCannabis Sativa plants tend to produce more fragrant buds. Their pungent aromas range in scents from sweet and sugary to earthy with the occasional diesel fuel undertones. While Indica plants tend to give off