Mimosa Strain: An Introduction
Naming this cannabis strain was easy, as it smells and tastes like a mimosa! A Sativa-dominant hybrid strain (70% sativa / 30% indica), Mimosa weed boasts an impressive 23% average THC, with the range being anywhere between 17-29%. Like most THC strains, the CBD count is quite low at 0.1% on average.
The Mimosa strain is still relatively new, being introduced to the cannabis industry in 2017 by Symbiotic Genetics by crossing the Purple Punch strain with the Clementine strain. These prize genetics went on the win 3rd place at the Santa Cruz Cup of 2018 for best outdoor sativa, and 4th place at 2008’s The Emerald Cup.
Purple Punch is an indica-dominant strain (Indica 80% / Sativa 20%) with an average of 22% THC. Clementine was created by Crockett Family Farms and is a hybrid strain (40% Indica / 60% Sativa) with a THC average of 18%. This cannabis strain won 2nd at the High Times Cannabis Cup of 2015 for best sativa concentrate.
Mimosa Strain: Appearance
Mimosa buds are very dense, even more so than its parents. The buds have a deep dark green look with bright white trichomes and equally bright orange hairs. The buds are cone shaped, and likely inherited this trait from the Clementine strain.
Mimosa Strain: Scent
Both parent strains can take claim for Mimosa weeds sweet smell. However, Purple Punch passed on more of an herbal and fruity aroma, whereas the Clementine strain is responsible for Mimosas citrus smell. Mimosa weed tends to have more of a sour and pine smell.
Mimosa Strain: Taste
The sweet and fruity flavor that Mimosa weed is known for can be attributed to both its gene providers. However, the main flavor profile comes mainly from the Clementine strain, which gave the weed strain its citrus and orange flavor. Some users report herbal and pine undertones as well.
Mimosa Strain: Positive Effects
Like most sativas, Mimosa weed promotes a cerebral high, however, its 30% indica genes induce a moderate body buzz as well.
The most common effects reported are an increased level of happiness and mood. This cannabis strains sativa properties result in more focus and energy. The indica properties add a minor level of relaxation and euphoria.
Mimosa Strain: Medical Benefits
The most common medical uses are for dealing with depression, stress and anxiety. The bud can also be effective in dealing with minor aches and pain and to deal with symptoms of ADD/ADHD. Some patients report feeling hungry after taking this strain of cannabis, and some patients use it to control nausea. Whatever the reason, Mimosa weed has countless medical advantages.
Like most cannabis strains, dry mouth, dry eyes, and dehydration are common problems, and it’s no different when it comes to this weed. However, the symptoms are very minor.
Some users have reported headaches after smoking this weed, while others have reported bouts of anxiety. Just remember to take it slow when consuming marijuana and keep in mind that the negative effects are usually very minor and fast living.
To grow a Mimosa marijuana plant successfully, it is recommended that you have a moderate amount of experience as it can get tricky at times. If you do add this cannabis strain to your garden, you can expect to have a 9 week flowering period which will produce medium-sized plants with a medium-sized yield.
Outdoors, you can expect a medium-sized cannabis plant, with medium yields that are ready for harvest in October.
In the mood for something refreshing? How about a Mimosa? Even better, how about some Mimosa weed? To be sure, this is one of the cannabis strains that is recommended to try before you die. Its 23% average THC and over powering sativa effects makes the Mimosa strain a must for daytime and afternoon cannabis smokers!
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