Sativa’s originated in sweltering equatorial zones. They tend to be tall and gangly, with skinnier leaves. Originating in the sunny climates of Southeast Asia, Central America, and Mexico, these plants are sun-worshippers. They regularly grow between eight and 12 feet tall, but in optimal conditions outdoors, 18-foot monsters aren’t unheard of.
Indica vs. Sativa
Terpene profile for sativa-dominant varieties contain higher relative concentrations of sabinene, carene, α-Phellandrene, cineole, and terpinolene.
Indica strains originated in colder, mountainous climates (Afghanistan and northern India). Indica plants tend to be short, squat, and bushy. These are plants adapted to harsh environments like those found in the Hindu Kush mountain range. Indica plants are also excellent producers of hash, and that’s no accident. They were undoubtedly bred that way, as hashish is the preferred method of cannabis consumption in much of the area from which they sprang.
Terpene profile for indica-dominant varieties have higher relative concentrations of camphene, myrcene, and limonene.