Cannabis Ruderalis has its roots in Russia’s Siberian region. Unlike its Indica and Sativa cousins, the Ruderalis plant flourishes in colder climates. Cannabis Ruderalis was classified as a species in 1942. These plants are hardier than their Indica and Sativa cousins but they never grow much larger than two feet high.
The flower of the Cannabis Ruderalis plant has much less THC but much more CBD than Cannabis Indica and Sativa. Therefore, it’s often used to breed more medically oriented strains.
Another major difference between Ruderalis and its cousins is that it automatically flowers within 10 weeks. The lightcycle is of no influence to the time of flowering. Hence Ruderalis is bred with existing strains to create an easier to grow Autoflowering variant.
Learn more about Cannabis Ruderalis:
- What is a Marijuana Plant
- Types Of Marijuana – Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis
- Landrace and Heirloom Marijuana Strains
- Regular, Feminized and Autoflowering Marijuana Seeds
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