All versions of Cannabis plants aren’t precisely the same and they also come in both the male and female selection. Some are tall and skinny, others are short and stout, and others are much smaller.

The Cannabis plant is also famous for its dioecious nature, meaning that it creates into different colonies of female and male plants. This is one reason farmers develop problems with male plants invading a grow area. Along with male and female plants, growers and cultivators will likely encounter (and create!) hermaphroditic and androgynous plants.

Whichever species you ultimately decide to grow, it’s a good idea to acquire some basic understanding of the variations as well as the differences between female and male plants. You will also want to comprehend the reasons why you would want to separate them.

When you understand these things, you can make the best decision for your growing habits. In this guide, we’ll cover the 3 species of cannabis, the use of gender in growing in addition to hybrid strains and hermaphrodites.

Cannabis Sativa

Sativa is the marijuana strain that people seem to enjoy smoking the most. This plant grows quite large, reaching up to 15 feet sometimes. Although it isn’t a really thick plant, many manufacturers enjoy it because of how tall it can grow.

Their leaves are long, dainty, narrow, and contemplating their height possible, these are fantastic for outdoor growing. The seeds are soft to the touch, with no stains or markings on them. Don’t expect this plant to flower quickly because Sativa takes its valuable time, and even shifting the light cycles may have little impact on this.

Sativa is generally found below a latitude of 30° N, in places like India, Thailand, Nigeria, Mexico, and Colombia.

Sativa is often dried, cooked and consumed. When many people either vaporize or smoke this breed, it’s the standard for users to use this for high. You’re not going to get stoned from using this particular strain, but it will have an invigorating, pick me up kind of impact that contributes to feeling happier, unlike its sedating counterpart, Indica.

Additionally, it can improve your creativity, based on the person. This is the strain that you use if you need to be active and up during the day because it increases your energy and opens you up to new, fresh ideas. If you’re an artist of some type, you might love this one. Sativa is famous for a high ratio of THC to CBN both main active ingredients in cannabis.

Sativa dominant breeds are higher from the THC cannabinoid. That makes it less likely to be utilized for medicinal purposes, but it’s still common in Ayurvedic medicine. They also work well to fight the symptoms of:

  • depression
  • ADD
  • fatigue
  • mood disorders

Cannabis Indica


Cannabis Indica is a stronger strain compared to Sativa, but it doesn’t have the height Sativa achieves. Indica strains generally grow between 3 to 6 feet tall (1 to 2 meters) It’s a bushy plant with round healthful leaves, unlike Sativa. But they both have brightly colored colored, soft seeds. Being that Indica is a brief plant, this one is fantastic for indoor growing.

While Sativa takes some time to blossom, Indica blossoms much quicker and can be affected much easier by adjusting the light cycle to market this phase. It is most frequently located above 30° N, in countries such as Nepal, Lebanon, Morocco, and Afghanistan.

The buds and flowers on an Indica plant will often grow very close to each other and are stickier to the touch than Sativa plants. When you want to produce hashish, Indica is the plant you’d choose as a result of the quantity of resin it comprises.

This bud is a stoner’s favorite as it’s similar to a sedative and puts your whole body into a deep state of relaxation. It’s so much CBN in this will certainly take you there when you need to go far and beyond only a regular high. It’s amazing healing qualities, and assists with:

  • Insomnia
  • Alleviating pain
  • Inducing relaxation of muscles
  • Muscle spasms
  • Calming anxiety
  • Headache, and migraine relief

Cannabis Ruderalis

Cannabis Ruderalis

You will rarely hear anybody talking about Cannabis Ruderalis, which is one of the chief varieties and has a fairly short stature growing between 20-25 inches in height. Similar to Indica, this plant has very compact foliage. This plant is usually found growing in northern areas of the world.

Ruderalis has a very early and quick flowering cycle since it grows further north than any other kinds of marijuana and so does not have the luxury of a whole lot of time to grow before cold weather hits. Ruderalis is used to make autoflowerers.

One reason you hear little about this breed is because it’s not known to be extremely psychotropic. It’s used chiefly as a source of additional genetic material by breeders and cultivators. This way, hybrids which blossom early may be bred, and certain breeds can be corrected so that they will increase in more northerly climates.

Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp or hemp, typically found in the northern hemisphere, is a range of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products. It is among the fastest growing plants and has been among the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 10,000 years back.

It may be refined into many different commercial items such as paper, textiles, clothes, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed.

Hemp was a cash crop in America before passage of the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act, partly because hemp could grow uncontrolled in climates where winter does not suspend the soil and kill the seeds. According to the USDA, hemp has a very low THC content and is not worth smoking. With THC levels below 0,3% I completely agree.