Top 5 Indica Strains For 2020
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Top 5 Indica Strains For 2020

4 min

It's 2020, which means it's time to present the best indica strains for this beautiful year. Relaxing and meditative vibes await.

Lay back, relax, and enjoy the smooth effects of these amazing indica strains. Whenever one wishes to unwind with some high-class cannabis after a hard day, indica-dominant varieties come to the rescue. These varieties, originally derived from the Hindu Kush mountain range and nearby areas, have been stabilised and hybridised over the years to develop some of the finest hybrids such as Blueberry, Northern Lights, and of course, all kinds of Kush strains. There are plenty of outlandishly good indicas available on the market, but here we present the ultimate options for 2020.


Indica cannabis strains are stereotypically characterised by their short, squat stature, fast flowering times, and for inducing a stoned effect. In addition to this, they also tend to be hardy and resilient – dealing with cooler climates and shorter summers much better than their sativa cousins. This resilience is largely thanks to the arid and subtropical conditions landrace indica strains are found growing in, especially in mountainous regions where temperatures can fluctuate.

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The combination of resilience, short stature and fast flowering times makes indica strains well suited to both indoor and outdoor growth. Indicas are also seen as a good starting point for both novice smokers and growers, as they tend to be fairly easy to grow, with the stoned effects being more manageable than the cerebral nature of a sativa.

As a side note, indica cannabis strains tend to produce a lot of resin, making them ideal for those wanting to make some hash!



Monster Zkittlez (Zamnesia Seeds)

The beast enters the ring. Monster Zkittlez induces plenty of smiles and optimism upon consuming her super fresh buds. This 80% indica and 20% sativa variety is ready to embrace professional chillers who have the “chill at smoke spot, 4:20 sharp” appointment written on their calendar. These aromatic buds develop up to 22.5% THC, enticing high potency seekers. The parent strains of this beast are Grapefruit and Grape Ape; as such, one can detect plenty of grape and fruity aromas from the buds of Monster Zkittlez.

Moving on to her yield, Monster Zkittlez is able to develop 500–600g/m² indoors, whilst outdoor farmers shall enjoy a solid 500–600g/plant. Keep in mind that the plants are relatively short, which is a classic indica move. Indoors, they reach between 90–150cm, whilst outdoors they grow slightly taller, approximately 160–190cm. Outdoor growers will harvest Monster Zkittlez plants at the end of September once the bestial buds are fully ripe.



Northern Light (Royal Queen Seeds)

You can’t, you absolutely can’t exclude Northern Light from this list. Developed by the award-winning seedbank Royal Queen Seeds, Northern Light has become a staple of the contemporary seed market. This 100% indica induces really smooth sensations—perfect for a relaxing vacation. Northern Light is a bright light indeed, illuminating optimism in one's consciousness. This soothing variety draws its genetics from a mix of strains from Afghanistan and Thailand. With its 18% THC level, Northern Light supports a potent yet ultra-enjoyable high.

With a short flowering phase of 7–8 weeks, Northern Light is a great choice for colder climates. Indoors, Northern Light maintains a short stature of 100–160cm and develops 500–550g/m² of buds. Outdoors, one can expect plants to become significantly taller, up to 200–300cm, and deliver 575–625g/plant. This exceptional plant will be ready to chop at the end of September. Northern Light is highly recommended for those who have never grown a photoperiod indica before.



Eleven Roses (Delicious Seeds)

Let’s include a rare and unique indica to light up in 2020. Eleven Roses is an indica-dominant masterpiece created by the aptly named Delicious Seeds. It was developed over several years under the project name “Project-11”. The aim of the project was to improve upon the qualities of their Sugar Black Rose, which was achieved by introducing an Appalachian Kush into the mix. Blending fruity and earthy scents into an organoleptic concoction, Eleven Roses is an indica delicacy. Whenever in doubt over which indica to choose, keep Eleven Roses in mind.

Indoor growers operating under ideal conditions shall receive 600g/m² in yield, whilst outdoors, this plant can develop up to 2000g! Yes, Eleven Roses yields like eleven cannabis plants. It’s no wonder that this exceptional variety has won several cannabis cups, including 1st prize at Lanzarote 2017. The flowering phase of this cultivar lasts for 55–60 days. Outdoors, the plants should be ready in September. Eleven Roses develops amazing colours on the buds and leaves—red, purple, brown, orange, green, yellow, you name it.



Blue Cheese (Barney's Farm)

Blueberry is one of the few strains dominating the top tier of the Indica Hall of Fame. After Barney's Farm hybridised the classic Blueberry with the legendary Big Buddha Cheese, the outlandish Blue Cheese arose to claim the throne. This variety is a 100% indica cultivar, inducing calming and narcotic effects desired by purist indica aficionados. This variety produces up to 20% THC and 1.3% CBD. Blue Cheese is famous for its intense flavours and aromas, tantalising the senses with berry and cheesy fragrances.

Any grower looking for a short, fast-flowering, 100% pure indica came to the right spot. After flowering for 50–60 days, these buds will signal to the grower that it’s time for harvest with brown and orange pistils and milky trichomes. Growers can expect yields to reach around 400–500g/m², which is plenty. This variety is recommended for SOG and ScrOG setups due to its bushy growth pattern. Blue Cheese plants reach harvest around the end of September, after which their delicious flavours and effects can be enjoyed.



Indica Cream (Kannabia)

After mixing Afghan, Black Domina, and Maple Leaf, the delicious Indica Cream harnessed the indica prowess of its parents. This amazing hybrid is a 100% indica strain, optimal for the Netflix-n-chill experience. With up to 20% THC, Indica Cream induces potent and silky-smooth highs. It’s definitely a great strain of choice for anyone seeking a relaxing psychotropic experience. For cannabis enthusiasts who want to experience cosmic wonders, but are too lazy to become astronauts, Indica Cream provides the solution.

The strain has a very short flowering time of 50–55 days—perfect for eager growers who can’t wait until their Indica Cream buds are fully ripe. Indoor growers can expect 500g/m² of buds, while outdoor growers shall be blessed with approximately 600g/plant. It’s a relatively tall indica that can reach 200cm in stature when grown outdoors. Indica Cream plants should be harvested in mid-September when the creamy layer of trichomes has fully developed.

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There you have it! The 5 most alluring indicas you can get your hands on this year. If you enjoy the couch-lock effect that only the finest Cannabis indica can deliver, you won’t be disappointed. Whether you enjoy indica for recreation or relief, these are the elite strains you need to shortlist. The only question is, how soon can you get them in your grow-op?

Adam Parsons
Adam Parsons
Professional cannabis journalist, copywriter, and author Adam Parsons is a long-time staff member of Zamnesia. Tasked with covering a wide range of topics from CBD to psychedelics and everything in between, Adam creates blog posts, guides, and explores an ever-growing range of products.
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