If you’ve ever seen the 2000 movie The Beach, you’ll remember the scene when Leonardo DiCaprio stumbles across a field of marijuana. Thai seeds will produce plants like those – tall and somewhat spindly, but definitely very potent. Thai weed has formed a part of the genetics of many of the hybrids on the market today.
This is a potent smoke, and even although it’s Sativa, the hit can be very heavy. If it doesn’t reduce you to couchlock, you’ll notice euphoria and visual effects. In short, you’ll be as high as a kite. The weed has a strong herbal flavor and smell, with suggestions of blossom and exotic spices. Medically, it’s recommended for insomnia, stress and muscular pain.
The plant grows tall, higher than three metres sometimes, and it has thin branches and slender leaves that are a vibrant green. The buds are long, as long as 30 centimetres, and they have a fluffy rather than a dense structure. THC content does vary, but it can be as high as 22 percent.
If you’re going to grow Thai seeds indoors, you’ll need to prune the plant carefully to keep it at a manageable size. Because it’s a tall grower, it can be cultivated using the SCROG method. Flowering time is 10 to 12 weeks and yields are average, possibly as high as 400 grams per square metre.
By preference, you’ll grow Thai weed outdoors, where you can allow it to reach its natural height. You’ll need to choose a sunny, sheltered spot and plant seedlings in a rich compost to get the best out of the plants. If you can grow them somewhere that has a Mediterranean climate, that’s ideal.
You won’t grow Thai cannabis for its high yields, but you will choose it for the exceptional high that it offers. If you live somewhere warm and sunny, Thai weed is a great strain for outdoor growing.
Indoors or outdoors in a warm climate
15 - 22%
Up to 400 grams per plant