10 Best Weed Strains For Hydroponics (2024 Update)

Hydroponic systems allow growers to take precise control over growing conditions and plant nutrition.

With the right hydro setup and nutrient regimen, you can achieve faster growth rates and maximize yields from your favorite strains.

However, not all strains perform equally well in a hydroponic system.

Certain characteristics make some cannabis strains better suited to hydroponic growing.

In this article, we will look at the top cannabis strains that growers should consider for their hydroponic gardens. 

Need more help? If you need help with choosing or growing a strain for your hydroponic setup, please email us at [email protected] - one of our experts will be happy to help.

1. White Widow

White Widow from WeedSeedsExpress grown by 79bronco on Growdiaries

White Widow is a dream for anyone using hydroponics, especially if you're tight on space. Just keep her watered with some good nutrients, and she'll surprise you by growing quickly and popping out flowers faster than you'd expect.

This strain is pretty chill to take care of, making it a top pick for growers wanting big harvests without the fuss. Stick to a solid feeding routine, and you'll see some seriously plump, sticky buds come harvest time.

And if you're looking for something a bit quicker and more low-key, give the White Widow Auto seeds a shot.

2. Northern Lights

Northern Lights from WeedSeedsExpress grown by FrostRailz on Growdiaries

Northern Lights is tough, thanks to its origins in the chilly, wet Netherlands, making it perfect for hydro growing. This strain is naturally short and bushy, producing dense, frosty buds that are absolutely premium quality.

The big perk of growing Northern Lights in a hydro setup is the quick turnaround and hefty yields, with some growers snagging up to 500 grams per square meter.

Looking for something even more low-profile? Give our Autoflower Northern Lights a go.

3. Blue Dream 

Blue Dream from WeedSeedsExpress grown by Grow_Or_Die on Growdiaries

Blue Dream absolutely shines in hydro setups, getting straight to the nutrients and growing like a champ. This strain produces chunky, resinous buds and has the added bonus of being mold-resistant, which is a big deal for water-based grows.

Growers using hydro for Blue Dream can look forward to harvesting colas dripping with crystals - it's top-tier stuff. The direct feeding in hydro means the yields are impressive.

For quicker turns and a bit more discretion, try our Blue Dream Auto seeds.

4. OG Kush

OG Kush from WeedSeedsExpress grown by marleyjane on Growdiaries

OG Kush loves hydroponics because it gets nutrients directly, speeding up flowering and producing dense, crystal-laden, lime green nugs. Keep a close eye on it, though; it's susceptible to mildew and mites if you're not careful.

Regular system checks and nutrient adjustments will keep it healthy, leading to big, resin-dripping colas. Just remember, OG Kush needs a bit of extra attention in hydro setups to reach its full potential in yield and potency.

Opt for our Autoflower OG Kush for a quicker, stealthier grow.

5. Super Silver Haze

Super Silver Haze from WeedSeedsExpress grown by spyder on Growdiaries

Super Silver Haze thrives in hydro setups, outperforming soil with her natural tall structure and ample branching. Hydro allows her to fully express her genetics, leading to swollen, crystal-covered buds.

Hydro growers will find Super Silver Haze rewards them with resin-packed colas, thanks to the efficient nutrient uptake in these systems.

Her ideal build and robust genetics make her a prime pick for hydro, where she delivers impressive yields of top-quality bud.

For growers looking for a quicker and more discreet option, our Autoflower Super Silver Haze is perfect.

6. Gorilla Glue

Gorilla Glue from WeedSeedsExpress grown by SCHurricane and julian100614 on Growdiaries

Gorilla Glue excels in hydro setups, boasting quick harvests and high yields. The switch from soil to water suits GG perfectly, kicking her resin production into high gear because of the precise nutrient control hydro allows.

This precision in feeding ensures Gorilla Glue reaches its peak, leading to rapid growth and hefty, crystal-dense buds. Expect yields of 450 to 600 grams per square meter in hydro, thanks to her excellent genetics and the benefits of hydroponic cultivation.

For those looking for a quicker and more discreet grow, our Gorilla Glue Auto seeds are ideal.

7. Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express from WeedSeedsExpress grown by CorinnaFarm on Growdiaries

Pineapple Express thrives in hydro setups, leveraging its rapid growth for even faster nutrient uptake and leading to large harvests of top-notch bud. In optimal hydro conditions, you could see yields up to 550 grams per square meter, especially with a SOG (Sea of Green) approach.

Thanks to its genetics, Pineapple Express flourishes with the stable environment and constant nutrient flow hydroponics offers, making it a perfect match. Hydro growers can look forward to plentiful yields of dense, frosty colas.

For a faster and more discreet option, consider growing Autoflower Pineapple Express, ideal for quick cycles of this energizing sativa.

8. Bubblegum

Bubblegum from WeedSeedsExpress grown by TheTrueGrower on Growdiaries

Bubblegum's compact size and preference for lower humidity make it ideal for hydroponics, where it produces dense, rock-hard buds. Its moderate stature is perfect for SOG or SCROG setups in limited spaces.

Hydroponically grown Bubblegum yields significantly more than soil-grown, thanks to the optimized nutrient delivery.

For quicker yields and more discretion, consider our Autoflower Bubblegum seeds.

9. Cinderella 99

Cindy 99 is perfect for hydroponics, with her adaptability and resilience shining through. Despite her Sativa genetics demanding more space, hydro setups can keep her below 150cm, optimizing growth space.

In hydro, Cindy 99 grows faster and can yield more, benefiting from precise environmental and nutrient control. This setup ensures vibrant, healthy plants.

Growers using hydro for Cinderella 99 will find great success, as her genetics excel with the stable conditions and direct nutrient access hydro offers.

10. Amnesia Haze

Amnesia Haze excels in hydroponics, benefiting from direct nutrient delivery for maximum growth. With proper care, yields can reach up to 650 grams per square meter. She does grow tall, so managing her height is crucial.

Ensure she has enough vertical space and the right nutrients, and you'll see large, frosty colas. Hydroponically grown Amnesia Haze does well with careful height and nutrient management.

For a faster finish, more discreet grow, consider Amnesia Haze Auto.


Looking For More Strains For Your Hydro Setup?

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

If you need more options, we highly recommend you check our full list of mold resistant weed seeds. Being resistant to humidity-related diseases is a top priority for hydro growers.

Happy growing!