This distinct sativa-dominant strain is an award-winning variant, having been rated the #1 strain in the 1996 Cannabis Cup. Flo is known for many other exceptional features, and despite its lower than average THC percentage, it has proven itself to be a powerful ally in the fight to manage and soothe a number of chronic pains disorders.
Flo is a beautiful and fragrant sativa-dominant hybrid that was created in the Netherlands. It is a mix of an Afghani and Purple Thai, creating the perfect blend between a powerful indica painkiller and an uplifting and happy-go-lucky sativa. Thus was created what now is known as an enjoyable but also practical hybrid strain.
This power-hybrid was initially created by Dutch Passion but then continued on under the wing of DJ Short. Its exceptional aroma makes it even more of a stand-out, as Flo contains hints of spice but also shocks of menthol and florals, making it an indescribable smoking experience in many ways.
Information about Flo:
|ORIGIN||Afghani mixed with Purple Thai|
|EFFECTS||uplifted – 10|
happy – 10
relaxed – 7
creative – 7
euphoric – 7
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||dry mouth – 10|
dry eyes – 3
dizzy – 2
paranoid – 1
|FRAGRANCE||earthy, fruity, grape, pine, spicy, sweet|
|FLAVORS||earthy, flowery, menthol, pine, sweet, citrus|
|MEDICAL||stress – 10|
pain – 8
depression – 6
fatigue – 4
inflammation – 4
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||8-9 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||late September to early October|
|PLANT HEIGHT||Medium to Tall|
|THC CONTENT %||14%-17%|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||40% / 60%|
|INDOOR YIELD||18oz/ m2|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||21oz/ plant|
|CLIMATE||dry and sunny temperate outdoor climate|
|RESISTANCE TO DISEASE||resistant to common molds and mildew|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
This sativa-dominant strain is a popular strain and a favorite to many users, and with good reason. Flo creates a lucid and uplifting high like no other, inducing an undeniable surge of good vibrations, making you feel happy and giggly and elated. You will feel energized and inspired, with your thoughts drifting out like on a cloud, relieving you of stress.
Flo creates a strong high without being overwhelming and unmanageable like other strains. It will make you feel relaxed and energized with a cerebral and colorful head-high that will help you generate ideas. This is why this smoke is preferred by many artists, as it can contribute to a sudden burst of creativity.
This sativa-dominant hybrid can induce a powerful state of euphoria, making you feel tickled pink and in a great mood, instantly. Flo doesn’t have a very strong effect on the body, allowing you to get on with your day and get things done, without worrying about a possible couch lock to keep you occupied.
Flo has some of the most enticing scents out there, packed into one pretty smelling flower. This strain will make you think of fresh and ripe fruits, mixed with sweet pine and a shock of fresh spices. Its aroma will easily fill a room as soon as it enters it, and will linger until long after it has left the room.
This sativa-dominant hybrid tastes just as pleasant as it smells. Flo contains hints of flowery flavors, as well as a strong presence of menthol, creating a refreshing and unique taste. This strain also has notes of sweetness and citrus, adding to its appeal, and finishing off with an earthy aftertaste.
Flo has some of the usual side effects that most strains may display, however, due to its low THC levels, these are relatively limited in comparison. One of the main side effects are a dry mouth coupled with a case of dry and itchy eyes, and a feeling of being dehydrated.
Other side effects of this sativa-dominant strain may include a slight dizziness in some, as well as mild anxiety in some smokers. In very rare cases, you may experience some paranoia with Flo, although this occurs very rarely, and then is even more unlikely to be a serious side effect.
Flo has become very popular in the medical cannabis scene, due to its many healing effects. This strain is known to help many patients who suffer from chronic stress, making them feel more relaxed and at ease, and with less side effects to deal with than with traditional prescription medications.
This sativa-dominant strain has also been proven to be effective in the treatment of a number of pain-related ailments, even soothing patients who suffer from muscle spasms and seizures. Flo is also a strong contender as the go-to strain for those looking to ease inflammations and other related aches.
Flo is gaining more and more momentum as the perfect solution for fatigue conditions, as it is uplifting and energizing, making it an ideal choice for patients who lack energy. This sativa-dominant strain may also help patients who suffer from mood fluctuations, such as depression and anxiety.
Flo is a high yielding plant, capable of producing multiple harvests. For this reason it has become a popular choice for growers, making it easy for them to cater to its needs and its low-maintenance needs. When grown outdoors this strain prefers a dry and sunny temperate climate to thrive and flower in.
This plant grown indoors can be expected to yield an average of about 18 ounces of fresh bud during harvest. Flo flowers in about 8 to 9 weeks before it can be expected to be ready for a hearty harvest.
Flo grown in the outdoors can be expected to produce a yield of about 21 ounces of fresh bud during its harvest. This strain flowers throughout the summer and is usually ready for harvest around late September to early October.
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