best strains to grow indoors

10 Best Strains to Grow Indoors

Have you ever wondered what is the best strains to grow indoors? There are hundreds of cannabis strains available in the market but not all can grow indoors. Some marijuana strains are too large or too tall to cultivate inside a growing area while some just need the natural light of the sun and natural air to thrive and thus, an outdoor growing area is the only way to go. But there are many advantages of growing weed indoors. 

Why indoor growing?

Indoor cannabis growing has many advantages. Consider the following when selecting between an indoor or outdoor growing space. 

  • Indoor growing helps you monitor your plants better from seedling to flowering and harvesting phases.
  • Indoor growing lets you grow almost all strains even those that grow in climates that are different from yours. You could be in a freezing area and still cultivate tropical marijuana strains.
  • Indoor growing lets you adjust all growth factors to enhance your plants’ health. You can adjust the temperature, humidity, airflow, soil pH, lighting, lighting color, and amount of water your plants receive.
  • Indoor growing protects your precious plants from pests and molds. You can create a safe and secure pest and mold-free indoor environment for your plants. 
  • Indoor growing avoids accidental pollination of females. Remember that when female buds are pollinated by male seeds, you will get buds filled with seeds instead of anticipating buds filled with weed if you let males or 
  • Indoor growing keeps your plants safe from extreme climate and weather changes. 
  • Indoor growing is best for first-time growers so you can learn more about cultivating cannabis from scratch.

10 Best Strains to Grow Indoors today

Now that you know why more cannabis growers chose indoor growing, here are ten of the best strains that you must grow today.

Purple Punch

Purple Punch is one of the most sought-after indoor cannabis strains on the market. It was made by combining the genes of a legendary Granddaddy Purple and a very potent Larry OG. This is a 90% indica and is very potent plus is the most delicious. 

Purple Punch is a lovely plant ideal for indoor growing. This won’t grow as tall and will only remain less than 90cm and thus it’s a good strain to grow indoors and in a stealth growing area. And despite its size, you can get good yields of up to 700 grams per square meter because of its strong side branches. This Indica-dominant strain also comes with a very high THC at 25% and because of these, you will experience tide after tide of relaxing effects together with a sweet aroma and taste. You must be careful to consume it moderately because too much can lead to a couchlock effect.  

Qualities Purple Punch
Genetics Granddaddy Purple x Larry OG
Indica or Sativa? Indica-dominant
Flowering Time 50 to 60 days
Yields 1000 to 2000 grams outdoors. 600 to 700 gr/m2 indoors
Effects Relaxed and de-stressed 

Super Skunk Automatic

Super Skunk is an automatic cannabis strain, the autoflowering counterpart of Skunk #1. This strain is very potent plus is one of the easiest to grow thanks to its automatic qualities. This is a good strain to grow especially in a small growing area or stealth environment. It’s good for growing inside tents, growing cabinets, and in small rooms.

Because you have an automatic plant, you don’t need to place your plants in a strict 12-hour light and 12-hour dark lighting schedule to bloom like photoperiod plants. Autos will flower on their own and in just 7 to 9 weeks, you’ll have buds teeming with sweet resin. 

Qualities Super Sweet Skunk
Genetics Skunk#1 and a ruderalis strain
Indica or Sativa? Hybrid
Flowering Time 7 to 9 week
Yields Average
Effects Relaxing

Bubba Island Kush

Bubba Island Kush is a hybrid made from a legendary Granddaddy Purple, a potent Purple OG, and a powerful pre-’98 Bubba Kush. This strain is very potent, with good flavor and great resin. This is a perfect strain if you want to make concentrates.  

Indoor growers will appreciate that Bubba Island Kush will not become too tall. This strain will stay short, below 100 cm therefore it’s a manageable plant in a small growing environment. Come harvest time, you will get incredible yields with buds teeming with thick resin. 

Consuming Bubba Island Kush will let you experience its extremely relaxing effects.   

Qualities Bubba Island Kush
Genetics Granddaddy Purple x OG Kush x pre-’98 Bubba Kush
Indica or sativa? Indica dominant
Flowering Time 7.5 weeks
Yields High
Effects Extremely relaxing

Super Silver Haze

Super Silver Haze is a very prominent Sativa that’s very easy to grow. Unlike other Haze strains that are just too complicated to cultivate, Super Silver Haze will grow even under the inexperienced hand of a beginner. This strain will shine when grown indoors as it grows well and will produce buds with potent 20% THC. It is a Sativa strain and thus can grow taller than most strains. Flowering periods are surprisingly shorter in just 9 to 10 weeks compared to other Haze strains. Yields can be as high as 550 grams per square meter. Consume this strain and you’ll enjoy a sweet, spicy, and potent effect partnered with a heady high that will make you energetic and very uplifted.   

Qualities Super Silver Haze
Genetics Haze x Northern Lights x Skunk
Indica or Sativa? Sativa 
Flowering Time 9 to 10 weeks
Yields 550 grams per square meter
Effects Heady high, energetic, and very uplifting

Easy Bud

Easy Bud is indeed one of the easiest strains to grow. This is an Indica-dominant strain that can be grown indoors, outdoors, and in any kind of growing environment. It is a short plant, growing only up to 60 cm when mature which is why it’s popular among people who live in a small, limited space.

Easy Bud only has 12% THC and it may not be the most potent but it is capable of providing a nice mild body-centric high. And because of this potency, you can easily enjoy its effects toke per toke without the need to put it away. We recommend smoking it during the evening to cap a long and tiring day. 

Qualities Easy Bud
Genetics Unknown
Indica or Sativa? Indica-dominant
Flowering Time 8 to 9 weeks
Yields Average
Effects Relaxing

Chocolope

Chocolope is a very popular modern strain, award-winning cannabis that will surely sweep you off your feet. It is a top Sativa strain, a cross of an Original Chocolate Thai, and a Cannalope strain. You’ll love its delicious taste and it’s impressively high.  

Chocolope grows well indoors or outdoors but when you grow it indoors, it can stretch more than other strains. Train it well to keep it under control. It will flower in just 8 to 10 weeks and will give you up to 600 grams per square meter of yield. 

Many growers and users love Chocolope for its flavor. Unlike other Haze strains with a hint of citrus flavor, Chocolope tastes and smells like retro chocolate. It is the recipient of 10 marijuana awards including Hydro Highlife Cup first-place winner in 2008, High Times Strain of the Year in 2007, and the High Times Sativa Cannabis Cup second place in 2010.

Qualities Chocolope
Genetics Original Chocolate Thai x Cannalope
Indica or Sativa? Sativa dominant
Flowering Time 8 to 10 weeks
Yields 600 grams per square meter indoors
Effects Mind-bending high

Industrial Plant

Industrial Plant is a mix of Northern Lights and a Skunk variety. It was specifically developed as an indoor strain and to produce amazing yields. Industrial Plant is a balanced strain that grows actively but does not need a lot of maintenance. You can get as much as 625 grams per square meter after a short flowering stage of just 45 to 50 days.

You’ll enjoy large buds teeming with rich resin with an aroma of spicy, citrusy, and skunk notes. It is not a very powerful plant with just 14% THC but it’s potent to give you a good high. It’s a good versatile smoke that you can enjoy morning or night.

Qualities Industrial Plant
Genetics Northern Lights x Skunk variety
Indica or Sativa? Balanced hybrid
Flowering Time 45 to 50 days
Yields 625 grams per square meter
Effects Pleasant balanced high

Sticky Beast Automatic

Sticky Beast Automatic was made from three potent cannabis strains namely Bubble Gum, Critical Auto, and an OG Kush. Together, these strains created the perfect indoor strain that will give you good yields despite its size. 

Sticky Beast auto is an automatic strain that’s easy to grow. It is a small strain at just 40 to 80 cm tall and can fit in small, tight spaces like growing cabinets, tents, and makeshift growing rooms. Despite its size and height, you can expect up to 400 grams of yield per square meter of indoor space. This strain is ready to flower in just 8 weeks and buds will produce up to 18% THC. Sticky Beast auto is your best bet as a relaxing night-time strain.

Qualities Purple Punch
Genetics Bubble Gum x OG Kush x Critical Auto
Indica or Sativa? Hybrid pure autoflowering
Flowering Time 8 weeks
Yields 400 grams per square meter
Effects Pleasant, quick high

Northern Light x Big Bud Ryder

Northern Light x Big Bud Ryder is an autoflower variety that has amazing growing qualities making it a part of our list of the best indoor cannabis strain.  It is an automatic strain and therefore, you won’t have to switch to a 12/12 lighting schedule to stimulate flowering. Also, you can expect early flowering in just 55 to 60 days. 

Northern Light x Big Bud Ryder is not a small plant as most automatic strains and thus, you can get more yields from 450 to 600 grams per square meter. It has a distinct aroma and taste similar to sweet pineapple and citrusy scent. You will grow buds teeming with steep 21% THC for a relaxing high.

Qualities Northern Light x Big Bud Ryder
Genetics Northern Light x Big Bud Ryder
Indica or Sativa? Hybrid 
Flowering Time 7 to 9 weeks
Yields 450 to 600 grams per square meter indoors
Effects Relaxing high

Blue Dream

Blue Dream is a hybrid made from a Blueberry and a Haze. This is one of the most popular strains in California and is one of the loveliest plants with its bluish color. You’ll love Blue Dream for its amazing Blueberry flavor and a balanced high.

This strain is Sativa-dominant that will grow fast making it one of the best for indoor growing. It will bloom in just 65 to 70 days with large and dense buds with a high 18% THC. You’ll get a heady and stimulating effect that will soon turn into a nice relaxing stone. It has great flavor with sweet notes, earthy, sour, and citrusy flavors typical of a Haze descendant. 

Qualities Blue Dream
Genetics Blueberry  x Haze
Indica or Sativa? Sativa-dominant
Flowering Time 65 to 70 days
Yields Average 
Effects Uplifting, relaxing

Some effective indoor marijuana growing tips

Study the indoor strain you want to grow. Never overlook the strain’s basic needs including lighting, humidity, nutrients, water, and soil. If you want more buds or if you wish to control the growth of your plants, consider training them. 

Training like using the screen of green (SCROG) or the sea of green (SOG) can help increase the number of bud sites and enhance yields many times over. Take care of your plants and inspect for pests and molds. Despite growing cannabis indoors, these are still susceptible to pests and mold. Control pests and molds or mildew as soon as you spot them. Use only natural methods to take care of pests and mildew.

And do not become overwhelmed. Grow only plants that will fit your indoor growing area. Choose from any of these top 10 best strains to grow indoors to get the best results. A few plants will help you focus more on your garden until you’re ready to cultivate more plants in a larger indoor growing area.

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