The Lowryder strain is the bonsai tree of cannabis strains. After nine generations of crossbreeding by Joint Doctor Seeds, the Lowryder strain has been genetically designed to reach no more than sixteen inches in height. As the old saying goes, “good things come in small packages,” and this certainly applies to the Lowryder strain. Read on to find out more about this small but perfectly formed strain.
What is the Lowryder Strain?
The Lowryder strain is considered to be the first commercially available auto-flowering strain. Auto-flowering cannabis strains are strains that can pass from the vegetative stage to the flowering stage without the need for adjusting the amount of light that they receive to bring this about. With auto-flowering strains, the ability to transition from the vegetative stage to the flowering stage is simply a result of its natural genetic unfolding.
In terms of the Lowryder strain’s lineage, as already mentioned, this strain is the result of nine generations of crossbreeding of different strains. The Lowryder strain is a direct descendant of two indica strains, namely Northern Lights #2 and William’s Wonder.
One important thing to be aware of for newcomers to this strain is that it is a notorious “creeper.” The slow onset of the Lowryder strain’s effects has caught plenty of people out in the past. While you may think that just because you aren’t feeling any notable effects early on, that this means the Lowryder strain is not potent, trust me, the opposite is the case. While this strain’s effects come on slow, when they do kick in, they hit home hard.
Smokers of the Lowryder strain describe its effects as uplifting but relaxing. You will find yourself feeling more happy than euphoric, and you will also notice that you are capable of maintaining your focus, rather than being overly sedated and zoned out. Lowryder is also a firm favorite among artistic types who say that they feel more creative after consuming this particular strain.
The Lowryder strain’s fragrance has been described as being earthy and pungent but also has a blend of sweet and citrusy aromas mixed in, too – for good measure.
As is the case with the Lowryder strain’s fragrance, it also has a sweet and citrusy flavor, too. These sweeter tastes contrast sharply with its piney and more pungent flavors, which linger long on the tongue after exhaling. The Lowryder strain’s smoke has been described as exuding a buttery taste, which makes this strain’s flavor quite unique.
The most striking thing about a Lowryder cannabis plant is its diminutive size. The Lowryder strain’s small stature (no more than sixteen inches when fully grown) is due to its ruderalis genetics. This is the result of crossbreeding a ruderalis strain with the Lowryder’s parent strains in previous generations.
Lowryder Strain Grow Info
As is the case with all auto-flowering cannabis strains, they tend not to grow very well when exposed to a 12/12 light to darkness schedule. While auto-flowering plants can grow without much light, they definitely respond better to longer light schedules. Growers of auto-flowering plants say that they achieve much better overall yields when exposing these plants to 18-24 hours of light per day and when they use the Sea-of Green or Screen-of-Green method.
Growing a Lowryder cannabis plant is considered to be relatively easy. As well as being fairly low maintenance, this plant is naturally resistant to most common forms of mold and mildew. It also has the added benefit that it does well when grown in colder climates too. The optimal temperature range for a Lowryder plant is considered to be between 68-77 degrees Fahrenheit. It is also recommended that growers keep the relative humidity range between 50-70%.
As the vegetative stage is naturally shorter for auto-flowering plants, and this plant is extremely small in stature, naturally, you will need to reduce the amount of macronutrients you feed this plant with. It is also recommended that you utilize Low-Stress Training to encourage new growth.
Lowryder plants tend to auto-flower between 40-45 days, which is far shorter than your average cannabis strain, so it is important to bear this in mind. A mature Lowryder plant grown indoors should produce a yield of approximately 12 ounces per square meter. Those growing their Lowryder plants outdoors can expect an average yield of approximately 16 ounces per plant.
THC Content – Highest Test
The highest recorded THC content in a Lowryder strain sample is believed to be 20%. The THC level of the Lowryder strain can range anywhere between 12-20%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
The highest known CBD level recorded in a Lowryder strain sample is approximately 0.10%.
Medical Benefits of the Lowryder Strain
The Lowryder strain is considered to be one of the top strains out there for treating pain. A whole host of painful conditions from chronic arthritis to muscular and lower back pain is said to be significantly relieved by smokers of this strain. Due to the deep body-melt feeling brought about by consuming this strain, pain just fades away into the background, giving sufferers of these conditions much-needed respite from their debilitating effects.
The Lowryder strain is considered to be one of the more effective antiemetic strains out there for preventing vomiting and also relieving nausea too. This strain also has other health benefits, from helping to relieve cramps, to reducing stress, to boosting mood, to name just a few.
Possible Side Effects of the Lowryder Strain
The most commonly reported side effect from smoking the Lowryder strain is cottonmouth. While this strain is known for bringing about a feeling of deep relaxation, it is not considered to be a couch-lock causing strain.
Final Thoughts on the Lowryder Strain
The Lowryder strain is immediately recognizable by its diminutive stature. It is generally considered to be a relatively easy plant to grow, and one which a novice cannabis grower could potentially try their hand at. A firm favorite among artistic and creative types, this strain also offers many health benefits to the medicinal cannabis smoker, as it provides relief from both pain and nausea.
We’re sure that once you have tried the Lowryder strain that you definitely won’t want to keep it on the down-low!