Indica cannabis is a subspecies of cannabis, known for its small size and fast flowering time. However, Indica is even better known for the amazing “stone” it causes and the dense, sweet buds with pungent aromas.
The best Indica strains thrive naturally in subtropical climates or in mountainous regions like the Hindu Kush, where temperatures are moderate, and the climate can be challenging for plants apart from the hardiest. The resilience of Indicas is a quality that makes them both compatible for indoor and outdoor cultivation, and the plants will generally be straightforward to grow. Also, most Indicas are capable of producing reasonable amounts of resin, making them perfect for hash production.
Top 10 best Indica strains
If you are planning to try your hand at growing Indicas, read our guide to the top 10 best pure and hybrid Indica strains, all of which are available at Weedseedsexpress.
- OG Kush
- Granddaddy Purple
- Northern Lights
- Girl Scout Cookies
- Skywalker OG
- Blueberry autoflower
- Black Domina
- Master Kush
- Northern Lights x Big Bud
- White Widow x Northern Lights
OG Kush could never be omitted from this top ten best ranking Indica strains because this cannabis star with origins in the USA has absolutely everything going for it. Its large leaves set the tone and quickly demonstrate its Indica affiliation.
It is hugely popular since it knows how to charm all those who approach it, thanks to its perfume and delightful flavour, which blends notes of lemon, petroleum and tropical fruits.
These features are its exclusive signature, they are accompanied by a dominant physical force, in the purest Indica style, recommended for thrill-seekers. Discover the sensations that an “Original Gangster” can experience for a few minutes, although the OG initial actually means “Ocean Growth” in a nod to its Pacific Coast roots.
OG Kush is easy to grow but watch out for bud rot if humidity levels are too high.
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One of the most beautifully coloured, tasty and powerful Indica-dominant strains, Granddaddy Purple (GDP) has won awards since 2003 when it first hit the mainstream.
Native to California, this strain is the happy result of crossing Purple Urkle and Big Bud. These seeds will produce big-leafed bush plants with a tight top and brilliant purple flowers. Granddaddy Purple tastes and smells of sweet wine grapes and wild berries.
GDP is a great medical strain for alleviating pain, reducing nausea, inducing sleep and calming moderate to severe anxiety.
Granddaddy Purple prefers to be kept indoors, so a steady climate can be maintained required for the development of the large buds. Pruning and the control of humidity are vital to prevent powdery mildew and bud rot from taking hold. Granddaddy Purple is a reliable strain for the exploration of training techniques that will further increase yields of this vigorous plant. This strain is suitable for both soil and hydro grows.
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Northern Lights is a very famous name known to practically all cannabis smokers. This pure Indica strain has an iconic reputation in the weed world. The true origins of this variety are surrounded by mystery, but we believe that it appeared in Seattle around 1985 from whence it found its way to Amsterdam, where leading seed banks archived it and further developed.
Northern Lights has a THC content of around 18%, enough to cause a robust and intense effect. The smells and tastes of this variety are incredibly refreshing and vibrant, defined by notes of earth and pine. The effect is profoundly overwhelming and relaxing, with a slight energetic touch that makes it a reasonably sociable herb for an Indica.
Northern Lights will only grow to a small size indoors and outdoors, but its yields in both environments are known to be impressive. It is an easy variety to grow, and it could, therefore, be of interest to novice growers looking for an easy first variety
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The Girl Scout Cookies is easily one of the most powerful Indica-dominant varieties available on the market. This variety was created by crossing two legendary cultivars, an OG Kush from the American West Coast, and a Durban Poison from South Africa. This California-made concoction remains one of the most popular varieties in Canada and the United States, and the tsunami is now coming to Europe.
Since this variety is slightly Indica dominant, its effects are fairly well balanced; they are defined by euphoric and invigorating sensations, which will gradually come to nail you to the sofa to relax. The unique aromas of Durban Poison and OGK have been combined to create an almost indescribable but clearly delicious flavour.
Wait until the majority of the pistil turns into an orange-brown colour before harvesting.
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Skywalker OG is an Indica-dominant hybrid that produces high THC. This plant is a cross between Skywalker and OG Kush. The cross between the two strains is an Indica-dominant hybrid with a THC content reaching up to 25%. If you feel like making your own hash, this is a great one as it produces copious amounts of resin.
Skywalker OG gives an enormously heavy couch-lock high and munchies are likely.
This strain is relatively straightforward to grow and can be raised by new growers. However, Skywalker OG has been notoriously hard to get hold of for years, so if you see some for sale by reputable growers such as weedseedsexpress.com, you should snap them up!
Skywalker OG is suited to indoor growing with a hydroponic set-up. Keep airflow up and humidity down to protect large colas.
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Blueberry is a legendary variety that has been popular since the late 1970s and has since achieved rockstar status. The strain started on the road to fame after grabbing the title of Best Indica strain at the High Times Cannabis Cup in 2000.
Blueberry offers sweet berry flavours. Its high can be euphoric and last a long time, and it eventually causes narcotic effects, it is a perfect variety for the night or the evening. Blueberry is frequently cited as a variety with therapeutic potential, offering properties that could be effective in the management of pain, insomnia, and lack of appetite.
As an autoflower, Blueberry is relatively straightforward and quick to grow.
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Black Dream is a unique strain of weed that was specifically designed to be grown indoors by crossing four aristocratic and strong strains of prestigious and potent cannabis Afghanica Strains.
Black Domina is an Indica strain that is sure to overpower your senses and dominate your body as no other cannabis strain has ever done before. This is a bombastically potent strain that will literally assault your body and all your senses when you smoke this cannabis. As such, Black Domina makes for a great strain to use once there is nothing else to do, or in the evening a couple of hours before you intend to sleep.
Black Domina was created by crossing four Indica strains, Northern Lights, Ortega, Hash Plant, and Afghani SA. It was designed to be especially suitable for hydroponics in an indoor setting.
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The Hindu Kush is located in Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border that actually runs exactly over the mountain tops. This is the original home for the Hindu Kush weed of the same name, which was one of the ancestors of the Bud Babe Master Kush.
Two beautiful Indicas from the mountain areas of Afghanistan and India were united to produce these Master Kush seeds. The first comes from the Afghan part and the second from the Indian section of the mountain region.
Both varieties have been selected for their excellent resin production so that Master Kush even gives a light Afghan hash flavour when smoked.
True Indica lovers will undoubtedly enjoy this Master Kush, both during cultivation and afterwards when smoking. The strain won a prestigious award for the best Indica strain in 2004, and the effect is as you can expect from a pure Indica like this, a beautiful relaxed body stone.
This feminized version of Master Kush has a short flowering phase of 50 to 55 days, and during that time it grows into a compact plant with hard buds covered with an exceptional layer of trichomes. This Kush is therefore very popular with growers who like to produce their own hash.
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Northern Lights x Big Bud Ryder is an auto-flowering cannabis seed strain. These cannabis plants have Indica dominant genetics.
The effect of inhaling this cannabis is a beneficial physical relaxation. The taste is citrusy, with hints of mandarin and pineapple. Growing cannabis from these autoflower seeds provides a weed that can also be used as medicinal cannabis.
Northern Lights x Big Bud Ryder cannabis seeds are suitable for both an indoor and an outdoor grow. The cannabis plants have a high THC content and therefore have a very potent effect, which might be too much for smokers without experience. This is a strain ideal for use as medicinal cannabis; however, the exact therapeutic effect is unknown.
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Northern Lights is a classic coffee shop stunner and White Widow with its thick white layer of resin crystals is just as legendary. Both strains have been around for many years, and the combination of these two types of weed has already been a proven success.
With bred genes from South America, South India, Afghanistan and Thailand, you can say that this F1 hybrid is a world-class strain and definitely belongs in this top 10 with the best Indica strains. Her hybrid vigour, in combination with the excellent parents, ensures an exuberantly growing plant with rapidly swelling Indica buds and a lot of THC.
The crossing is offered by many and sometimes goes under the name Great White Shark, but under that heading, you can sometimes also find a Super Skunk-White Widow crossing. In any case, the combination of Northern Light and White Widow provides an excellent stoned feeling and very commercial type of cannabis with which you can count on outstanding breeding success.
White Widow x Northern Lights produce vigorous plants with which you can use all kinds of methods, such as scrogging or buds without too much difficulty.
However, we recommend using a Sea Of Green (SoG) set-up, and you will see how quickly it will make itself at home. It is a very popular plant, grow it yourself, and you will immediately understand why!
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