In the universe of cannabis strains you can find many plants that stand out for their unique beauty. For a lot of cannabis lovers these are the plants that get purple tones either in their flowers or leaves.
At Sweet Seeds® we love to explore all the potential that the cannabis plant has to offer. This motivated us to work in the research and development of this type of purple marijuana strains since 2011.
At some point, most cannabis growers have wished to obtain purple buds in their crops. If you find this topic interesting and you are looking forward to know more about purple cannabis plants, just keep reading!
Why does purple cannabis exist?
These strains acquire purple tones during flowering because of the anthocyanins present in the leaves, stems and flowers of the marijuana plant.
A large amount of anthocyanins makes it possible for plants to acquire red or purple tones in their buds.
It is true that cold temperatures can contribute to a plant acquiring reddish tones. It should be noted that our purple marijuana strains do not need high daily temperature variations, since their red and purple tones come from their genetics, originating from the Chitral area in the Pakistani Hindu Kush.
Through selective breeding programs, we were able to raise the amount of anthocyanins present in these varieties to a maximum extent, allowing us to fix the purple flower characteristic in all the offspring. These shades appear during flowering, giving wonderful colours to the buds and even, in some individuals, to the leaves.
What is the difference between purple marijuana and “normal” marijuana?
Currently there are different types of marijuana on the market, each with very different characteristics. There are many differences between purple marijuana and “normal” marijuana, for example:
– Color: purple-flowered plants, being rich in anthocyanins, present purple, red and blue tones in their leaves, stems and flowers, while normal marijuana presents green tones.
– Effects: purple marijuana has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, among others. A bónus for medical cannabis growers, which we do not find in “normal” plants.
Now you know that, in addition to their beauty, these purple marijuana plants can provide an extra point in the therapeutic or medicinal field.
What are the effects of purple marijuana?
Most purple cannabis plants allow for very pleasant relaxing and sleepy effects, which contribute to a general well-being. Although the effects depend on the two parents, in purple marijuana the effects tend to be characteristic of indica plants since one of the parents is originally from the Hindu Kush, being of indica origin.
Lilac marijuana is also known to have a tendency to contain very high and well balanced levels of THC and CBD. From these strains you can expect a pleasant instant high followed by an equally pleasant relaxation.
Although there are currently no studies on the medicinal effects of consuming anthocyanins through smoked or vaporized cannabis, there are studies that show the benefits of eating foods rich in this substance.
What type of marijuana is purple?
Nowadays you can find multiple options of purple strains on the market, or pink marijuana as some prefer to call them. If you want a feminized pink variety, either in photoperiod-dependent or autoflowering version, keep reading the special selection we have made for you.
Red Hot Cookies® (SWS83)
Excellent photoperiod-dependent strain of American genetics with up to 25% THC, which stands out for its aroma and sweet flavor with marked tones of mango and delicious hints of berries. This genetic is the result of a special choice of exotic parents with red flower phenotype.
Red Mandarine F1 Fast Version® (SWS79)
An ideal plant to extract concentrates of enormous aromatic quality and great showiness. The aroma of this variety is possibly the most exquisite of all the red-flowered strains in the market. It has a powerful sweet and citric aroma of mandarin, with fresh touches of blue cypress.
Tropicanna Poison F1 Fast Version® (SWS85)
This strain is famous for its high THC content, earthy aromas and woody tones with a slight Skunk background. It is the result of crossing an elite clone selected from Tropicanna Cookies, with red flower phenotype and our appreciated Red Poison Auto® (SWS39). It is also a very productive and resinous strain, producing THC levels up to 24%.
If you prefer purple marijuana autoflowering varieties, we highlight:
Dark Devil Auto® (SWS38)
Autoflowering strain of very dark purple buds, almost black. The plants grow with the appearance of indica-sativa hybrids, with a strong stem, numerous side branches and a large central bud. The aromas are sweet and fruity with exquisite incense and citrus tones.
Red Strawberry Banana Auto® (SWS90)
This is a new strain with purple flowers, featuring an intense, sweet and fruity aroma, reminiscent of fruit jellies. The plants present a mainly indica structure with short inter-nodal distance and develop compact buds with a high production of trichomes. The effect is very relaxing and enhances imagination and creativity.
Red Gorilla XL Auto® (SWS89)
Autoflowering strain from the “Super Strong” range, which produces dense and very resinous buds. The effect is powerful and exciting, with high THC levels that can reach up to 21%, with some individuals exceeding this percentage. Intense taste and aroma, sweet and spicy, with citrus tones of lemon and fresh cypress.
Red Pure Auto CBD® (SWS81)
For those who are looking for cannabis strains with an extra point in the therapeutic plan, with high levels of CBD and low THC, here we have the winner, with relaxing and anxiolytic effect. This strain produces plants with a large central bud and short side branches. A red plant that works as a double therapy, very suitable for medical users who do not wish to experience the psychoactive effects of THC.
These and other purple marijuana strains are grouped in what we call “The Red Family” at Sweet Seeds®, a broad family for all tastes, flavors and growers.
Now that you know that purple marijuana, besides being beautiful, has beneficial properties, from Sweet Seeds® we invite you to discover what it can be like to grow a strain that gives you purple buds. An adventure that will start from the day you germinate it until the day you harvest your sweets. Sweet smokes!