10 Best Indica Strains of All Time 🏆 (2024 UPDATE)

With their high levels of CBD, Indica strains are popular for those looking to unwind, destress, and get a good night's sleep.

However, with all the Indica-heavy strains to choose from, it's hard to know which ones you should prioritize. 

In this article, we look at 10 of the best Indica strains of all time. 

If you need assistance selecting or growing an indica cannabis strain, please feel free to email us at [email protected]. Our team would be happy to offer guidance and will respond to your questions right away!

1. Northern Lights

Northern Lights from WeedSeedsExpress grown by FrostRailz on Growdiaries

Northern Lights is a pure indica strain known for its dense, resinous buds that give off an earthy aroma of pine and lemon. This strain provides a strong high that starts with a happy head buzz before melting into a full-body relaxation.

Northern Lights is an excellent sleep aid, easing users into a meditative, dreamlike state while eliminating pain, anxiety, and stress. Unlike some modern strains with high THC levels, Northern Lights delivers a peaceful, mellow high without paranoia that lasts for hours.

Our Northern Lights Auto seeds offer a faster, stealthier crop while retaining the iconic effects of this classic indica.


2. Purple Kush

Purple Kush from WeedSeedsExpress grown by FrostRailz and Zurban_Poisonia on Growdiaries

Purple Kush is a resilient strain that resists fungus, making it suitable for novice growers. While it thrives in sunlight, it can tolerate cooler climates. Adequate light is key for outdoor cultivation.

Though best known as an , with proper care outdoors, Purple Kush can yield up to 2 pounds per plant.

3. Afghani

Afghani originates from the Hindu Kush mountains, making it naturally resilient to cold and mold. This hardy strain thrives outdoors, growing into huge plants up to 8 feet tall and yielding over 1 pound per plant.

For faster, stealthier harvests outdoors, Autoflower Afghani is recommended. This strain retains the robustness of Afghani while reaching maturity quickly.

4. Hindu Kush

Hindu Kush from WeedSeedsExpress grown by Theia on Growdiaries

Hindu Kush is a hardy, rugged strain that thrives outdoors in natural soil. Its resilience makes it suitable for beginner growers.

This short, squat plant reaches around 5 feet tall outside but produces plentiful yields up to 1.5 pounds per plant in ideal conditions.

Autoflower Hindu Kush finishes faster and enhances stealth while retaining the robustness of the original Hindu Kush genetics.

5. Bubba Kush

Bubba Kush from WeedSeedsExpress grown by stone2345 on Growdiaries

Bubba Kush is an ideal strain for beginner outdoor growers due to its compact Indica structure and resilience. This short plant reaches 3-6 feet tall outside yet can yield up to 2 pounds per plant.

Bubba Kush withstands diverse outdoor conditions while producing plentiful harvests. Dropping temperatures during the final flowering stage turns its leaves a striking blend of deep green and purple.

For faster finish times and enhanced discretion outdoors, Autoflower Bubba Kush is recommended.

6. Granddaddy Purple

Granddaddy Purple from WeedSeedsExpress grown by FrostRailz on Growdiaries

Granddaddy Purple excels in indoor environments, favoring 50% humidity and controlled conditions, similar to its Big Bud parent. Suitable for all growers, it boasts strong mold resistance and a compact, bushy growth, reaching 2-3 feet.

Properly managed, it yields up to 500 grams per square meter at harvest.

Our Granddaddy Purple Auto variant offers quicker, more discreet growth without sacrificing quality.

7. Blackberry Kush

Blackberry Kush from WeedSeedsExpress grown by spyder on Growdiaries

Blackberry Kush is rewarding for all growers, with natural mold resistance but a need to watch for fungi and spider mites. Pruning and low-stress training boost its health and yield by improving light and air exposure.

Ideal humidity levels start at 55-60% during growth, reduce to 40% in flowering, and drop to 30% nearing harvest.

The Autoflower Blackberrry Kush variant offers a quicker, more discreet growing cycle.

8. Master Kush 

Master Kush from WeedSeedsExpress grown by Roberts on Growdiaries

Master Kush seeds are ideal for indoor growing due to their short, bushy stature. These feminized seeds are perfect for growers seeking only female plants, eliminating the need to identify and remove males.

Suitable for experienced growers, Master Kush requires attention to humidity to prevent mold, but it's forgiving of occasional mistakes. It's a popular choice for limited spaces, promising frosty, potent harvests.

9. G13

G13 seeds excel in indoor setups, growing to a compact 2-3 feet, ideal for space-maximizing techniques like Sea of Green or Scrogging. Organic soil enhances its Myrcene terpenes, boosting flavor and effects.

Expect a flowering period of 8-9 weeks and impressive yields of 1.5-2 pounds per light. These feminized seeds eliminate the concern of male plants.

For a faster, less noticeable grow, try our autoflowering G13 seeds.

10. Gelato

Gelato from WeedSeedsExpress grown by RebelMove on Growdiaries

Gelato is an easy-to-grow strain, suitable for beginners, reaching 2-3 feet in height indoors. Its naturally open branch structure minimizes the need for extensive pruning and training, simplifying airflow management.

Be prepared for strong odors as buds develop, especially towards the end of flowering. Techniques like SOG (Sea of Green) or SCROG (Screen of Green) can enhance yields.

For a quicker, less conspicuous grow, opt for our Autoflower Gelato seeds.


Looking For More Indica Strains?

We hope you found the perfect Indica strain for your grow.

If you need more options, please check out our full range of Indica seeds.

We also recommend checking out our range of Sativa Seeds, which are known to produce higher yields and have better natural resistance to common cannabis infections like powdery mildew. 

For those looking for options well-suited to controlled environments, explore our collection of the best feminized seeds for indoor growing, designed to maximize your indoor growing success.

Happy growing!