SFV OG Kush, not to be mistaken with its ancestor SFV OG, is an indica-dominant strain bred from OG Kush genetics by The Cali Connection. By crossing an SFV OG clone with an Afghani father and selecting for favorable traits over several generations, the indica-heavy SFV OG Kush was born. With smells of pine tree covered in lemon cleaner, this strain really smells of a true OG gene.
Traits of indica marijuana plants:
- Shorter flowering time
- High yields
- Effects: sedating, relaxing
- Relieves: Pain, anxiety, insomnia
- Morphology: Short, bushy, wide leaves
Why grow indica?
The obvious answer is shorter flowering times and higher yields, which make indica plants so popular amongst growers. Indica plants can flourish in outdoor gardens because of the quicker flowering time. These plants can exist in climates where fall turns to winter quickly. The short stature entices the indoor growers where space is limited and direct sunlight is the main focus.
If sativa is like a double shot of espresso, an indica is like an Ambien. Beneficial for marijuana smokers who struggle to get to sleep, indicas produce very sedative effects. Indica smokers often feel relaxed and get a strong case of the munchies. A good way to remember indicas is, “In-di-ca…In-da-couch.” Indicas have a pungent skunky odor.
Indica strains and indica-dominant hybrids require a little more attention and additional steps to show roots. In fact, breeders may consider using a rooting hormone. We aren’t saying they are hard to grow, but they need a little more love than just plopping them into wet dirt.
Rooting Times for Indica:
As a common rule of (green) thumb, when correctly handled you can plan on seeing new roots forming on your clones within 12 – 16 days from the first cutting. Certain strains may start to show roots after 20 days, but when you get much more beyond 3 weeks (21 days from cutting), the survival likelihood of your cuttings is put in jeopardy. If this occurs it’s probably best to take new cuttings and start over.