Ruderalis Indica Regular growth pattern
Advanced cultivation methods such as Sea of Green (SOG), Screen of Green (SCROG), Supercropping and Lollipopping are unnecessary with this strain. Yields are moderate.
Ruderalis Indica Regular is not the right strain for powerful intoxication. With little THC and a relatively high amount of CBD, it is a functional cannabis strain that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. The cannabinoid profile makes Ruderalis Indica Regular an interesting medicinal strain.
Ruderalis Indica embodies the unique properties of Cannabis Ruderalis, which grows in Eastern Europe. By crossing it with classical indica strains, the Sensi Seeds breeders have given it some added pep. The result is a fast-growing, compact and practical hardy beauty that flourishes magnificently anywhere.
What many people do not know: Ruderalis Indica Regular seeds are semi-autoflowering, which means that half of the plants begin to flower independently with no adjustment to the lighting period. Even today, behind every autoflowering strain is a Ruderalis plant.
The Ruderalis has adapted to summers that are cooler and shorter, which has a positive impact on its life cycle. The period from new seed to the production of own seeds can take place in ten weeks. By the way, the normal period is twelve to fourteen weeks, but it can sometimes be shorter. The seeds are easier to release than other species, the seed can also endure several seasons in frozen soil. Only when the conditions are right will the Ruderalis start to grow. The seeds are even resistant to breaking open by humans or animals, in some breeds this is even the reason for seeds to germinate.
The word “Ruderal” stands for plants that grow in places adapted by man or nature. Think of ruderal plants that grow on agricultural land that lies fallow, or plants along the side of the road. The name “Cannabis Ruderalis” is based on this term.
Not all botanists agree that the Ruderalis is an independent strain, although it is often referred to as a third type of cannabis. Originally the Ruderalis plant comes from Central Asia, Central Europe and Russia. The plant has adapted to the extreme conditions in those areas. Probably the Ruderalis originates from the Indica variety, which in turn originates from the Sativa variety.
Rapid growth of the Ruderalis
Because the three varieties originated in different places on earth, each with very different characteristics in terms of climate, day length and ecosystem, the three varieties also have very different characteristics in terms of growth and reproduction. The phenotype Cannabis Sativa L. originated in a tropical climate, the spread of the plant after the ice age led to the emergence of new plants that had adapted to the changing climate. In addition, agriculture, and the human factor also had a great influence on the genes of the Indica and Sativa plants, the wild Ruderalis has been influenced to a lesser extent by these conditions.
A Ruderalis plant is remarkably small, an adult plant has a length that varies between 30 cm and 80 cm. The plant does not have many branches, the leaves are about the same width as the Indica plant. After the start of the flowering period, the Ruderalis will not grow as strongly as the Indica variety. The Ruderalis distinguishes itself from the other two varieties by flowering based on age, not photoperiod. Normally the flowering of a plant will be caused by the seasonal changes, with the Ruderalis this is not the case. That is why we speak of a “self-flowering ability” in the Ruderalis. When this plant has developed into the fifth or seventh knot or leaf pair, it will flower. This normally takes about seven weeks. When the Cannabis Ruderalis starts flowering it will continue to do so until there are circumstances that cause the plant to die. This differs from the other plants that die after reproduction, or return to the vegetative growth phase during a long photoperiod.
In the wild Cannabis Ruderalis varieties the CBD content will be relatively high, and the THC content will be relatively low. The pure Ruderalis plant is not so suitable for recreational use or for the fibres. On the other hand, this plant is very popular with cannabis growers because of its autoflowering properties, its resistant character and the very fast time to flower. For early maturing outdoor plants, hybrid varieties of Indica and Ruderalis appear to be the most suitable. The therapeutic advantages of the CBD content makes the Ruderalis suitable for medicinal applications. The therapeutic benefits overshadow the psychoactive properties associated with a high THC content.
Ruderalis is often described as the third type of cannabis along with Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica, although botanists are unsure whether it qualifies as a species in its own right. Genetically, Cannabis ruderalis is somewhere between indica and sativa varieties.
Even though Cannabis ruderalis has very low levels of THC (below 3%), it still has more than hemp. However, hemp and ruderalis often contain similar CBD levels, although these vary too.
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3–4 weeks in vegetative growth
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