Best Cannabis Seeds For Wet Climates
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The Best Cannabis Seeds For Tropical Climates

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Growing cannabis in tropical climates requires knowledge and correct genetics. Check out the perfectly-suited strains for tropical climates.

Tropical climates are perfect for exotic escapades. An abundance of sunshine and mysterious plants fill these destinations with magic. If one wishes to plant some dank ganja in tropical climates, it’s important to know which strains to choose.

To paint a picture of which destinations comprise tropical climates, think Southeast Asia, Central America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Hawaii. Plenty of heat and humidity all year round makes these destinations perfect for specific cannabis strains. Here, we present the top 5 strains for tropical climates, all of which thrive with bountiful yields.


Kali Mist (Serious Seeds) Feminized/regular

Let's begin with a profound sativa, Kali Mist. This spectacular cultivar is absolutely perfect for humid environments. The elongated internodal areas and low "leaf-to-bud" ratio allow this dank to breathe with great ease.

The 90% sativa genetics ensure an uplifting and energetic high, as well as resistant growth in hot climates. Kali Mist won several Cannabis Cups; she's a true champion. Enter the depths of the ganja jungle with this one, and see her thrive in intense tropical environments.


Super Silver Haze (Zamnesia Seeds) Feminized

Super Silver Haze won countless awards in the 90’s, making her a true sativa legend. The original Haze strains derive from tropical climates spanning between South India, Colombia, Thailand, and Hawaii, making the genetics perfectly suited for extra-humid environments.

When Haze hit the Amsterdam market, it was mixed with the classic Skunk and Northern Lights. This led to Super Silver Haze's short flowering time of 8-10 weeks and a sativa structure deriving from its Haze ancestry.

Super Silver Haze is renowned for its super resilience against harsh tropical environments. Novice outdoor growers should give it a shot. Once this potent sativa beauty is cured, the toke will deliver lucky and uplifting highs.


Orient Express (Ace Seeds) Feminized

Ace Seeds are the up-and-coming masters of landrace sativas. They travel the world to find the best, original landraces to provide the world with some ancient ganja vibes. They crossed the resinous Vietnam Black, discovered in the heart of the Vietnamese jungle, with the short-flowering China Yunnan indica.

This resulted in a resistant, sativa-dominant magnificence that endures the tropical climates without a sweat. The leaves resemble the classic, narrow finger shape of a sativa, allowing the plant to evaporate the gathered humidity faster. Orient Express reaches approximately 16% in THC and comprises an abundance of β-myrcene and α-pinene terpenes.


Strawberry Cough (Dutch Passion) Feminized

If one wishes to fill their lungs with some tropical, strawberry magic, Strawberry Cough is the ultimate one. Just like peanut butter and jelly, Strawberry Cough goes hand in hand with tropical climates.

This 80% sativa-dominant excellence produces moderate THC-levels, inducing chill, yet energetic highs. Strawberry Cough does not produce huge yields, although the quality and resilience definitely compensate for any shortcomings. Strawberry Cough is your oyster, protecting the dank buds with its delicious trichomes.


 Candy Kush Express - Fast Flowering (Royal Queen Seeds) Feminized

Candy Kush is an extraordinarily resilient autoflower. The structure and growth of this dank provide Candy Kush with the ultimate defense against humid environments. Autoflowers are great for harsher environments because they finish their lifecycle in no time. They also don’t develop mould in the same way as photoperiod varieties.

If one wishes to grow some tropical autoflowering ganja, Candy Kush doesn’t disappoint. The THC-levels are high and the yields are abundant. It’s unusual for couch-locking indicas to grow properly in tropical environments, but there’s always that one strain, and Candy Kush is the one.


Humidity And High Temperatures

To conclude, let’s go through the qualities that make certain ganja strains suited to tropical environments. First, landrace sativas from tropical regions will naturally develop the required properties to battle humidity and high temperatures.

Second, the leaf fingers should be narrow, and the buds should be fluffy; this allows the plant to breathe properly and evaporate water.

Third, ganja should also be resistant to pests and harsh weather. Also, depending on the desired grow spot, growers should consider the change in seasons and how this might affect their crop.

Luke Sumpter
Luke Sumpter
With a BSc (Hons) degree in Clinical Health Sciences and a passion for growing plants, Luke Sumpter has worked as a professional journalist and writer at the intersection of cannabis and science for the past 7 years.
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