When you hear the name Mimosa, you may picture yourself lounging beside the pool with the famous champagne and orange juice cocktail in your hand.
But have you been paying attention to up and coming cannabis strains like the Mimosa strain from Symbiotic Genetics? If so, you are probably picturing a joint in your hand rather than the cocktail.
What Is the Mimosa Strain?
Mimosa’s popularity has been steadily growing since its arrival on the cannabis scene in 2017. Smokers of Mimosa weed love this strain’s cerebral high and uplifting effects.
Following the initial euphoric buzz which tapers off gradually, it leaves you feeling happy, uplifted and energized.
Mimosa has a modest CBD level of 0.05% but a much more potent THC level which averages around 19-22%.
If you were a bit of a lightweight drinker, you wouldn’t down a dozen Mimosa cocktails. Similarly, a responsible approach is required when smoking Mimosa weed.
Novice cannabis smokers would be wise to try a little at first just to see how they handle Mimosa’s effects. More seasoned cannabis smokers should find Mimosa far more manageable and enjoyable.
Mimosa Strain Aroma, Flavor, and Appearance
Mimosa’s delicious citrusy aroma and flavor are yet more reasons why this strain has become so popular among cannabis smokers.
Mimosa has inherited all of those wonderfully delicious citrusy orange aromas and flavors from its parent strain Clementine. However, these are infused with more subtle earthy and sour flavors too.
Appearance-wise, Mimosa has a dense coating of large cone-shaped buds with a heavy covering of milky-white trichomes. Hints of purple, from its parent strain Purple Punch, contrast beautifully with the heavily frosted look of the Mimosa plant.
Bright orange pistils growing prominently around the leaves and wintergreen calyxes make a Mimosa plant a sight to behold.
Mimosa Grow Info
The key to Mimosa’s deliciously sweet citrusy orange flavor lies in its terpene profile (discussed in greater detail in Mimosa’s Medical Benefits section below).
There are a number of ways to help Mimosa’s terpenes reach their full potential and thus maximize the plant’s flavors. One is the quality of the soil you choose to grow the Mimosa plant in.
It is highly recommended that you use a complex healthy soil medium rich in essential nutrients. These will help to nourish the plant during its different growth stages. You can purchase a super soil mix in a bag for about twenty to thirty bucks or try your hand at creating your own.
Alternatively, you can provide the Mimosa plant with some of the essential nutrients it needs at different stages of its growth. You can start off by applying above-average levels of nitrogen in the vegetative stage. Follow this by adding high levels of phosphorus and potassium in the flowering stage to help maximize terpene content.
You can further enhance Mimosa’s citrusy orange flavor after harvesting by curing the buds. To do this, start off by drying the buds, either by hanging them upside down or placing them on a drying rack for seven to ten days. The buds need to be completely dry so that they don’t develop mold during the next stage of the curing process.
When the buds are completely dry, place them in an airtight container such as a wide-mouthed mason jar. Seal the lid tightly before storing them in a cool dry place, e.g. a closet.
During the first week of curing, you will need to open the lids at least three times a day for five to ten minutes. Doing this will allow any moisture to escape and let the buds breathe. After the first week, you will only have to do this a few times during the week to prevent any mold from forming.
After two or three weeks the Mimosa buds will be sufficiently cured for you to experience all of the sweet citrus aromas and flavors in their full glory.
You can continue to cure these buds for 4-6 weeks if you don’t mind waiting around a few weeks longer for even better results.
Medical Benefits of the Mimosa Strain
Mimosa has many medical benefits thanks to its sativa-dominant genetics. Mimosa contains a significant amount of the following terpenes:
Both limonene and linalool are believed to elevate mood. Meanwhile, beta-caryophyllene is believed to be an effective stress reliever. Therefore, it is hardly surprising that Mimosa’s effects include reducing stress levels and treating mood disorders such as depression.
Mimosa is also considered to be an effective pain reliever, useful for treating headaches, joint and muscular pain among other painful conditions.
Mimosa’s energizing effects are great for sufferers of chronic fatigue who are looking for a much-needed energy boost to help them get through a busy day. Mimosa’s ability to reduce nausea is rated fairly low, as is its use as an appetite enhancer.
Possible Side Effects of the Mimosa Strain
The main negative side effect that people associate with smoking Mimosa weed is dry mouth. Smokers of this strain rate this side effect at ten out of ten for severity.
The next highest rated side effect is dry eyes. In much rarer cases some people report feeling heightened anxiety, dizziness, as well as mild bouts of paranoia.
Novice smokers less accustomed to strains with higher THC contents are more likely to experience these negative effects.
Mimosa’s energizing effects make it more of a “wake and bake” strain which means that you are better off avoiding this strain late at night if you intend on going to sleep anytime soon after smoking it.
Another side effect associated with smoking Mimosa weed is the crash experienced later in the day after the initial euphoric high and energizing buzz has worn off.
Final Thoughts on Mimosa Strain
Mimosa’s popularity is only increasing and it is easy to see why. Its energizing and uplifting effect makes smoking Mimosa weed an enjoyable experience for both the recreational and medicinal cannabis smoker.
However, its relatively high THC content makes Mimosa a more suitable strain for an experienced rather a novice cannabis smoker.