African Strain

African is a pure sativa strain that originated in the native regions it was named after. This variant typically has an average of about 10% in THC values and prefers a dry and hot growing environment for it to be cultivated in. It is very uplifting and can also be used as a medical strain for the treatment of conditions such as chronic stress and severe depression.

Sativa/Indica %Indoor YieldOutdoor YieldFlowering Period
100% / 0%12 oz/ m214 ounces per plant8-9 weeks indoors, Mid October outdoors.

African refers to the 100% pure landrace variants that grow in its native regions on the African continent. These strains that grow in these latitudes and climates have the tendency to turn out as pure sativa strains due to the elements influencing its growth cycle.

This strain is very much euphoria inducing and can help you switch your mood in almost an instant. African can also have many medicinal benefits, especially when used on a day to day basis and is energizing, which makes it an ideal medical strain for regular daytime consumption without feeling sluggish.

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    Information about African:

    EFFECTSeuphoric – 10
    energetic – 9
    happy – 7
    talkative – 7
    uplifted – 6
    dry eyes – 9
    paranoid – 9
    headache – 2
    anxious – 2
    FRAGRANCEearthy, grassy, pepper, pungent, spicy, sweet
    FLAVORSdank, herbal, spicy, sweet, pungent
    MEDICALstress – 10
    depression – 10
    lack of appetite – 7
    pain – 7
    nausea – 7
    THC CONTENT %10%
    CBD %1%
    INDOOR YIELD12oz/ m2
    OUTDOOR YIELD14oz/ plant
    CLIMATEhot and dry outdoor climate
    RESISTANCE TO DISEASEresistant to common molds and mildew

    * 10 is the highest
    * 1 is the lowest


    African has a high that will start off by making you feel highly euphoric, and you will feel this body buzz all over. This bud can help you turn your mood into something positive, and can be used during the day in order to dictate the right kind of mindset from the very start.

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    This plant is highly energizing, and often is more effective than your favorite cup of coffee – it can keep you going for longer and allow you to maintain your motivation. African can also influence your level of happiness greatly, allowing you to go about your tasks for the day with more gusto than usual.

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    African can allow you to come out of your shell, especially if you are more introverted by nature. This bud can make you want to socialize more, and can turn you into a more talkative version of yourself. This strain will keep you in an uplifted and elated state, which will feel contagious to those around you.


    African is very aromatic and has a truly memorable scent that is the result of its many interesting hues. This strain smells earthy and grassy, with spicy and peppery undertones. A pungent and sweet note is often present with this pure strain, and its aroma is difficult to cover up as it is so potent.


    African has many interesting bits of flavors that together create an intoxicatingly dank taste. Its smoke tastes spicy and herbal on the inhale, with sweet and pungent undertones that will become most obvious and strong on the exhalation of the smoke.

    Adverse Reaction

    African has adverse reactions that may cause unease, but usually only surface when it is consumed in very high doses. This strain is sure to make you feel thirsty and parched, as a cotton-mouth is its most common side effect.

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    This bud may also cause your eyes to feel itchy and irritated as it can make you feel dehydrated altogether. African may leave some users to feel paranoid it they have overshot their regular dosage. This plant can also cause a mild headache or a case anxiety for some inexperienced users especially.

    We don’t currently sell African seeds. Check out other sativa dominant seeds in our marijuana seed bank.


    African is more than capable of treating chronic conditions, especially those related to mental health issues and stress. This strain is one of the best ways to start your day stress-free, as it can calm the mind and induce an enhanced state of focused, while averting a feeling of sluggishness.

    This bud can also be used to treat severe and chronic depression, as it can encourage the patient to feel more optimistic and inclined to a light mood. African can be used to combat a lack of appetite, which is most useful when treating cancer patients, who struggle with discomfort due to their treatments.

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    African can reduce feelings of pain, and is often recommended for the treatment of patients who suffer from chronic back aches, muscle spasms and chronic migraines. This strain may be used to reduce feelings of nausea in many patients, and can be used as a daytime strain, in order to contain their symptoms.

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      African can be grown by both novices and connoisseurs and is a relatively high-yielding plant. This strain can be grown both indoors as well as outdoors and its yield reaches its optimal state when cultivated in a hot and dry environment.

      Flowering Time


      African grown indoors can produce a yield of about 12 ounces per square meter planted. This bud usually takes around 8 to 9 weeks to finish flowering before harvest.


      African grown outdoors can yield around 14 ounces per plant, and should be ready to be harvested around the middle of the month of October, on average.


      1. Landrace

      FAQ About African Strain

      What is the African strain yield?

      African yields 12 oz/ m2 indoors and 14 ounces per plant outdoors.

      How much THC does African have?

      10% THC.

      What are the origins of the African strain?


      Have you ever smoked or grown your own African? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


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        1 comments on “African Strain”

        1. I’m currently 3 weeks into veg on a south African kwazulu indoor grow.plan to switch to flower at the next full moon. I fimmed it last week and responded very well. Also running 6/2 light schedule.. Boy is she already skunky smelling.. 600 watt hlg600. Full power 40 inches…she’s busting out looking like an indica since i fimmed her.