Super Lemon Haze is another one of those strains that is a rare combination of both consumer-friendly and grower-friendly traits. Alongside being very easy to smoke with an intense yet uncomplicated high, Super Lemon Haze is extremely easy to grow at home yourself.
Though it does have some specific idiosyncrasies, such as having preferred nutrients and requiring some particular growing techniques, growing Super Lemon Haze is perfect as a first foray into growing your own bud at home.
With a generally high yield but low difficulty level, Super Lemon Haze might just turn out to be your favorite new strain to grow at home.
To make it even easier, here is a list of tips and techniques in our growing guide that you’ll need to make your growing experience as easy and fruitful as possible.
Tip #1 – Strain Review
Super Lemon Haze is aptly named, as it carries with it a strong lemony flavor and a tart, lemon-zest aroma. Originally bred as a unique hybrid cross of both Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze, Super Lemon Haze has won two separate Cannabis Cups as the best strain on show.
Though a hybrid strain, Super Lemon Haze is primarily sativa-dominant, producing an energized high that leaves you with a powerful motivated feeling to get out there and succeed at your dreams.
This kind of over-emotional attitude is exactly what you’ll feel when you first light up with Super Lemon Haze, followed seconds later by the sugary, fruit-filled taste of the bud itself. Its taste honestly almost mimics a lemon candy. Though somewhat tart, as you might expect from anything lemony, the sweet profile of Super Lemon Haze is something completely out of this world.
With a THC content of 16-25%, this strain will get you into that positive outlook faster than you can imagine, all accompanied by a gentle yet familiar lemon flavor.
Tip #2 – Difficulty Growing Super Lemon Haze
Super Lemon Haze is a pretty simple strain to grow yourself, only complicated by its need for close monitoring and warmer temperatures.
Additionally, it’s a bit fragile and can struggle from nutrient burn, meaning you need to rigorously watch what you’re doing to your tender little plant.
Though it has a few niggling issues, Super Lemon Haze remains one of the simpler plants to grow yourself thanks to its wide temperature range and high bud yield. Though it’s probably best to classify Super Lemon Haze as a “moderate” difficulty plant, most of that difficulty can be abated if you just make sure to pay attention to your happy Cannabis plants.
Tip #3 – Growing Techniques
Though this might seem incredibly advanced for a first timer grower, Green House Seeds (the courageous breeders who originally bred together Super Lemon Haze in all its glory) recommend using hydroponics to grow your Super Lemon Haze.
The name might sound a little science-y, but hydroponics is nothing more than using nutrient-enriched liquid as the base for the plants, rather than soil. After all, soil is nothing more than a thick layer to protect the vulnerable roots and provide a medium through which the roots can suck up nutrients.
By using hydroponics, you can ensure that your plants experience vigorous growth because they have plenty of space around their roots to grow. Make sure you keep the bottom layer of foliage trimmed so as to ensure oxygen can reach the roots and you can promote healthy airflow throughout the plant.
It might seem a bit daunting at first, but hydroponics is actually pretty simple to set up. Though it’s usable for plants that need a huge amount of space to spread roots, hydroponics is a perfect setup for growing your own Super Lemon Haze.
Tip #4 – Super Lemon Haze Yield
Super Lemon Haze has a moderate to high yield, meaning you can expect roughly 35 ounces per plant if grown outdoors. If you’re using hydroponics to grow your weed, however, you can expect around 28 ounces per square meter.
This yield is pretty typical of sativa-heavy strains, but it means you can get a huge amount of pure Super Lemon Haze bud from your crop with only a moderate amount of difficulty or effort.
However, if you want to maximize your yield, you’re going to want to make sure do a few simple steps to promote its health. Naturally, one of the most important steps is proper feeding.
Tip #5 – Feeding for Super Lemon Haze
Super Lemon Haze has a few special traits unique to its type, and one of them is that it is a surprisingly tall and thin plant. This means that the plant tends to grow quite high up, but does not grow a large amount of internal foliage or supporting stalks.
It can tend towards suffering from nutrient burn as a result, a condition wherein the plant begins to damage its cell walls after being fed too many nutrients.
This means that you need to avoid overfeeding it – contrary to what you might have heard with other plants. After all, more nutrients doesn’t always mean a happier plant.
Another important thing to note is that you do need to suddenly increase its nutrient intake when it is close to being done (during the flush stage), otherwise you’ll harm the integrity of your bud. Despite this vulnerability to nutrient burn, once the plant is budding you’re going to see a happy and healthy plant, as long as you didn’t overfeed it.
Tip #6 – Growing Outdoors/Indoors
Super Lemon Haze is another one of those strains that requires some pretty close monitoring to ensure it survives and remains a happy plant.
Like many sativa strains, Super Lemon Haze has a pretty long flowering period of 10 weeks, so you can expect trouble as it is a difficult strain to finish in the outdoors if you’re in a colder region.
To compensate for this, it is best to try and grow Super Lemon Haze indoors. That way, you can monitor the temperature accordingly and keep it in warmer temperatures.
Though it has a pretty generous temperature range of 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit, Super Lemon Haze really begins to struggle if it’s forced to contend with colder temperatures.
Tip #7 – Super Lemon Haze Flowering Time
The flowering time of Super Lemon Haze is a pretty typical 10 weeks, so you can expect an increase of attention required by your plants during this time. This long flowering time means it is somewhat susceptible to pests and infections, as well as suffering from the effects of inappropriate temperature.
Make sure you keep an eye on your plants during this time, either by checking on their room if growing indoors or making sure you’re nearby frequently if grown outdoors. After all, no one wants to lose all their hard work just because of a sudden temperature drop.
Tip #8 – Climate for Growing Super Lemon Haze Strain
As mentioned, Super Lemon Haze allows for a pretty generous temperature range of between 65 degrees and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, though some testers have found the ideal range to be more specific at 68-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
This is especially important to consider in the flowering stage, as this is the time when the final product could become damaged due to a sudden decrease in temperature.
Ideally, you’re also taking into account the humidity of your plants’ environment. Due to the tropical area from which cannabis originates, you can easily understand why cannabis plants tend to prefer higher humidity.
Generally speaking, try to keep the room in the range of 45-55% humidity. You can achieve this through a standard temperature controller or humidifier – if you skip this step, your plant will either struggle to produce high quality buds, or will struggle to stay alive at all.
Final Thoughts on Growing Super Lemon Haze
From just reading the last few steps, you might think that Super Lemon Haze is a particularly complicated or unforgiving strain. Despite these issues of temperature and humidity control, Super Lemon Haze is actually pretty simple.
It’s pretty famous for its significant yield of bud, as well as not requiring a lot of wide space to grow, meaning it can be grown discreetly without much effort.
If you’re looking for a plant to grow indoors or in a greenhouse, Super Lemon Haze is perhaps one of the best candidates. However, if you’re looking for a strain to grow in your small allotment farm located several miles from where you live… probably don’t go for Super Lemon Haze.
As long as you modulate the temperature and keep an eye on the plant (and don’t overfeed it!), Super Lemon Haze should give you nothing but high quality buds with a clear and enjoyable high with lots and lots of energy.