Amnesia Haze is one of the most well known cannabis strains out there. Made famous thanks to huge quantities being sold in coffee shops across Amsterdam (and thus, being purchased by tourists from all over the world), Amnesia Haze is a strain with a rich history – and an even richer taste.
However, buying Amnesia Haze at a dispensary or coffee shop is one thing; growing it yourself is something different altogether.
If you’ve ever made something yourself using your own two hands, you’ll understand why it’s so much better than anything you could buy from a store. This principle extends to weed – buying from your local store is perfectly fine, but when you grow it yourself, it tastes absolutely out of this world.
But growing your own Amnesia Haze (or one of your other favorite strains) isn’t necessarily super easy. You need to consider things like its preferred climate, factor in the flowering time, and learn so many different pieces of information that it can seem daunting to even consider.
In this article, we present a simple, step-by-step Amnesia Haze grow guide to save you a lot (let us reiterate – A LOT) of headaches down the road. So without further ado, here’s some information and tips on how to grow Amnesia Haze cannabis for super potent, optimal yields.
#1) Amnesia Haze: Strain Review
Amnesia Haze belongs to an old style of marijuana originally created from old Haze genetics, which gives it a rich and storied history.
One of the original strains that was smoked back in the day, Amnesia Haze is famous for its signature fruity flavor, which is frequently paired with a tangy, citrus quality. The high that comes with Amnesia Haze is typically described as a euphoric buzz, with lots of happiness and positive energy. What more could you ask for?
Amnesia Haze is a high-yielding sativa, which means it typically produces an especially potent yield of “usable” bud. This is why the crop is frequently chosen by first-time growers, and easily explains why it was one of the first strains to be sold in coffee shops across Amsterdam.
| “Additionally, Amnesia Haze is a two-time Cannabis Cup winner, so it has the support of global cannabis experts backing up how great it is.”
#2) Difficulty Growing Amnesia Haze
Amnesia Haze routinely causes the same difficulties for those attempting to grow it themselves, primarily due to its desire for heat. It’s hard to grow this strain reliably outdoors due to it not doing so well in cold weather.
You can expect a roughly moderate difficulty level since, besides its requirement for warm weather, the general process is pretty easy. Plus, Amnesia Haze typically has a very high yield.
However, to make sure you don’t struggle for no reason, we’ve got plenty of helpful tips and techniques to help you make sure you don’t make a mistake.
#3) Growing Techniques for Amnesia Haze
Amnesia Haze is a long flowering sativa, which means it takes quite a while to flower for harvestable yields. You’re looking at roughly 10 weeks before flowering, so you need to ensure the conditions for your Amnesia Haze crop are consistently good throughout its life.
This makes Amnesia Haze a particularly difficult strain for outdoor growing, as it’s not exactly warm during the fall in a lot of climates. To combat this, consider indoor growing for your crop, and try to only use large pots as the plant’s size width can surprise you (which makes sense considering its typically high yield of usable buds. But it can still take you by surprise and prove unmanageable).
Also, make sure you keep your crop well ventilated – if you don’t, you run the risk of exposing your crop to pest issues. Sadly, Amnesia Haze is pretty susceptible to pest issues and is also prone to infections, so you need to make sure you care for your plant at all stages of its growth.
#4) Amnesia Haze Yield
Amnesia Haze can have a crazily high yield, which is one of the primary reasons people like to grow it at home.
In fact, you can expect between 650 and 700 grams of usable bud per plant if you grow it outdoors, or between 600 and 650 grams per square meter if grown indoors.
Once dehydrated and cured, you’ll be looking at more marijuana than you could smoke over a couple of months, and that’s just from one plant.
One of the major things that can reduce your final yield, however, is pest influence, so make sure you check your plants frequently to ensure you don’t have any pest problems about to spiral out of control.
Additionally, Amnesia Haze is especially vulnerable to getting insufficient light, so make sure you take care of your sativa pal and give her enough light to produce as much wonderful Amnesia Haze bud as it can.
#5) Feeding your Amnesia Haze Plants
Amnesia Haze is one of those strains that need a little extra attention when it comes to feeding. Though it might be enough with other strains to simply feed them liquid or solid fertilizer on the soil around them and allow their roots to suck it up, with Amnesia Haze the plant really needs to access those nutrients as efficiently as possible.
To aid this, use foliar feeding – a technique that involves putting the liquid fertilizer directly onto the leaves to make sure your plants get everything they need.
And though it might seem strange, the best fertilizer for your Amnesia Haze plants is compost tea. But this isn’t a lovely mix of old tea leaves; simply get some aged compost, and steep it in water for a few hours. Use that liquid you’ve strained from the compost to then spray directly onto the leaves to help boost their immune system, and provide them with all the defenses they need in their battle against disease, infections, and viruses.
#6) Growing Outdoors/Indoors
Though we’ve already mentioned this in the growing techniques section, it’s so important that it really needs its own section. The decision of whether or not to grow indoors or outdoors needs to be based on both your level of available attention for your plants, and your local climate.
If you live in a place that gets a warm fall season, you typically don’t have to worry about cold weather affecting the flowering time of your Amnesia Haze plants.
However, if you live somewhere that doesn’t have these conditions, you likely are going to struggle to get your plant to produce all the bud you need if it’s fighting to grow in cold weather outdoors.
To promote sustained warmth, you either need to grow outside somewhere you can keep an eye on the plants (and transplant them if the weather turns), or just keep them indoors to ensure you can monitor the temperature properly.
#7) Amnesia Haze Flowering Time
As mentioned, Amnesia Haze has a particularly long flowering time of about 10-11 weeks. This long flowering time is pretty typical of sativas, but it means you’re going to need to pay special attention to your plants for longer than you might expect.
When it’s time for flowering, you can expect to have a lot more work than you’d ever expect, so make sure you’re prepared to devote the necessary time to your plants. It would be a shame to have wasted all this time on your plants only to lose them in the crucial flowering period.
#8) Best Climate for Growing the Amnesia Haze Strain
When growing any kind of cannabis, it’s important to consider the optimal temperature ranges in order to produce the most bud possible.
Considering that cannabis originally comes from far warmer, far wetter climates than might be encountered in the West, it’s important you keep a good eye on the temperature of your plants to make sure they don’t start to freeze, or worse, suffer undue strain and produce inferior quality bud.
PRO TIP: To keep your Amnesia Haze plants healthy, try and keep them at a temperature between 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
This is a pretty forgiving range, but generally isn’t easy to achieve in the majority of places if you’re growing outside.
If you’re growing indoors, on the other hand, make sure you provide some way to monitor the temperature and prevent it from dipping down below this level – Amnesia Haze is one strain you will struggle to grow easily in your cellar or basement. Keep it warm, keep it fed and, most importantly, keep it happy, and your strain will thank you in the end.
Final Thoughts on Growing Amnesia Haze
Despite the intensity and quantity of these tips, Amnesia Haze is a pretty forgiving strain. True, it’s pretty susceptible to pest infestations and infections, as well as needing a pretty warm temperature range, but it’s also pretty good at bouncing back. If you haven’t treated it super well, just change the conditions around it to improve its health and it’ll probably recover just fine.
As long as you keep the plants fed with lots of nutrients and liquid fertilizer, and keep the temperature warm, you likely won’t struggle at all.
Amnesia Haze has been giving a pleasant, euphoric haze to people for decades now, so join in and grow your own Amnesia Haze to experience the immense rewards it can offer.