Hibiscus Sunrise Strain

Hawaiian Sunrise has a mysterious history that traces back to an indigenous landrace from Hawaii. The influence is evident in its terpene profile and effects. It has a sweet tropical taste that energizes the mind just as it invigorates the palate. There is a notable sense of physical calm too, facilitating better relaxation.

About the Hibiscus Sunrise weed strain:

Gupta Kush, on the other hand, is a therapeutic strain named after medical marijuana advocate Sanja Gupta. It is highly potent, inducing a heavy-limbed buzz within minutes after the first few puffs, but not at all overwhelming. More importantly, the Indica-leaning bud has a sturdy frame and yields vigorously at harvest.

And what happens when crossing the two together? The creation of Hibiscus Sunrise. Although Indica-leaning, it has the notable effects of Sativas. It has a clearheaded high that melts away worries so one can enjoy activities better. Meanwhile, its body high is not at all heavy-limbed. In fact, it encourages users to move around.

Colorado Seed Inc. has dubbed Hibiscus Sunrise as a ‘beach chair weed’ – a category of cannabis that relaxes the body, clears the mind, and putting users in a laid-back mood. As it suggests, it is best used when out on a trip to the beach. It brings back the fun as it enhances the vividness of sights and amplifies sounds.

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Hibiscus Sunrise weed strain attributes:
ORIGINHawaiian Sunrise and Gupta Kush
EFFECTSRelaxed – 10
Euphoric – 8
Happy – 8
Tingly – 7
Giggly – 7
FRAGRANCECitrus, orange, herbal, floral, lavender, earthy
FLAVORSTropical, citrus, floral, herbal, earthy
Anxious – 1
MEDICALInsomnia – 10
Depression – 10
Pain – 10
Stress – 10
Headaches – 2
CBD %Up to 5%
INDOOR YIELD10 to 12 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD12 ounces or more per plant
CLIMATEMediterranean climate

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


Hibiscus Sunrise is a mini-vacation away from the daily stress of life. Like lounging by the beach with a drink in hand, it clears and refreshes the mind from worries and self-doubt. In its place, there is a tingling sensation that brings a sense of assurance that all will be alright.

Hibiscus Sunrise Strain Effects
Hibiscus Sunrise Strain Effects

The upbeat disposition is a good addition to a day out or night in with friends. It encourages lighthearted conversation among friends that will bring out the giggles. Without a doubt, one’s face will hurt from all the laughing and talking but the relief from negativity is worth every bit of it.

As it nears the comedown, its Indica effects take over. It releases tension from the muscles, slumping the body on to a lounge chair. In all likelihood, one will want to enjoy some beach pop, ambient music, or a good comedy show that will further enhance the mood.

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Awakening the senses at the first whiff is the tangy overtone of citrus and freshly-squeezed oranges. It has an herbal hint with a floral tinge of lavender. Crushing it, on the other hand, reveals an earthy undertone.


Deliciously appetizing like a tropical shake, Hibiscus Sunrise ignites the senses with its tangy notes of citrus. Enhancing it are floral and herbal notes of lavender. On the exhale, it leaves an earthy aftertaste that last for hours even after the last puff.

Adverse reactions

Cannabis’ moisture-inhibiting cannabinoids always interfere with saliva production and the same holds true for Hibiscus Sunrise. Apart from a cottonmouth, users may also experience mild anxiety. It is usually the result of overconsumption, but it could also result from being prone to the condition. As such, use the strain only when in good spirits and ensure to moderate usage.


Chronic stress is a serious condition that users should immediately address. Otherwise, it could lead to the early onset or exacerbation of many conditions such as hypertension, depression, and cardiovascular diseases. Users can reduce stress levels by doing recreational and relaxing things. To this end, cannabis could be of use.

Hibiscus Sunrise Strain Medical
Hibiscus Sunrise Strain Medical

Hibiscus Sunrise has cannabinoids that bind with the endocannabinoid system to deliver a holistic, stress-crushing head and body buzz. It enhances the mood, uplifts spirits, and melts away worries. At the same time, it replaces the overwhelming dread or pressure that users feel when overworked. Emotionally calming, it could be used as an anti-depressant or anti-psychotic that manages symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

Used as an analgesic, it could be of help to patients experiencing chronic pain. It is an effective painkiller that could reduce the aches and pains regardless of its source, frequency, and intensity. It could be used to combat headaches and various body aches.

Its best use, however, is lulling users to sleep. It plants a heaviness in the limbs that hastens the onset of drowsiness. Ready for bed, users with insomnia will find that it has excellent sedating properties that improve the quality and quantity of sleep.

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Hibiscus Sunrise grows quite tall due to the influence of Hawaiian Sunrise. As it stretches upward, there will be significant space between each node. It does not pose that many problems, except that it might reduce the chances of the lower nodes absorbing even levels of light intensity.

Hibiscus Sunrise Strain Growing
Hibiscus Sunrise Strain Growing

This is easily remediable. Growers can apply growing methods like the Screen of Green which encourages lateral growth. It brings up the lower nodes, keep the plant short, and creates an even canopy that will absorb almost equals of light. Pairing with a high-stress training technique called Topping, which removes the top colas, will encourage the production of multiple budding sites. As such, it will not only shorten the vegetative period, but also enhance yields.

A tropical strain, Hibiscus Sunrise enjoys the Mediterranean weather. It likes to bask long hours under the sun, soaking up the warmth and dancing to the breeze which strengthen its stalks. It will do great in countries like Spain or Italy which are near the equator. Moreover, the soil has the ability to boost terpenes that will make its produce even more delicious.

Still, it will grow vigorously in the northern hemisphere. It has a sturdy frame with above-average resistance to common pests and diseases that will help it withstand the difference in weather, lower temperatures, and slightly wet climate. Provisions like a temporary enclosing should be prepared ahead of time in case of harsh weather such as heavy rains or frost.

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Flowering Time


It takes about 8 to 9 weeks for Hibiscus Sunrise to blossom fully. It produces over 10 ounces of buds per square meter once ready for harvest.


Flowers usually bloom around the second or third week of October for growers in the northern hemisphere. A high yielder, it produces at least 12 ounces of buds per plant at chop down.

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


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1 comments on “Hibiscus Sunrise Strain”

  1. I have my first outdoor grow 4 weeks into flower now and they are the easiest plants u have ever grown! I am looking forward to the holidays with plenty of it to give to my patcient friends here in Oklahoma