April 5, 2020

Best Indoor Sativa Strains to Grow – Compact and Easy

In this article, we will explore the best strains of Sativa to grow indoors. Sativa has many benefits from mental clarity to boosting mood to giving feelings of euphoria. It’s benefits are endless. Although many associate Sativa’s with being a very tall plant, these autoflowers (flowering without sunlight) are the perfect size to grow indoors.

Our Recommendations For Indoor Sativa Strains:

Before growing Sativa strains indoors, you must make sure the conditions are conducive for a healthy plant to grow. When conditions are right, Sativa’s can grow to be a fruitful producer of perfectly potent bud. 

Here are a few tips on growing Sativa strains indoors. Sativa’s can grow to be quite tall, but these compact sativa strains all remain a height that can be grown indoors. But it is always important to make sure to grow in a space that will allow the plant to thrive. Sativa’s thrive in a combination of warm and cool climates, so it is vital to have enough temperature and light. I’ll break it down when I discuss each of the best strains. So, the three tips to remember are height of space, proper lighting/temperature and nutrients. Here are my top picks for the best indoor sativa strains!

Best Sativa Strains to Grow Indoors:

Amnesia Haze:

Best Indoor Sativa Strains
  • Amnesia Haze’s high concentration of Sativa makes for a very uplifting and giggly high. A great match for those with Depression, Fatigue, Stress or Pain. 
  • To grow healthy Amnesia Haze you must have proper lighting and ventilation like the other strains.
  • This Autoflower loves cool climates, so make sure to keep it in a cool place.
  • This plant yields 7 ounces per square meter, so you can expect 4 to 6 oz per 3x3ft within 9-12 weeks. Overall it’s a pretty high yielding autoflowering strain.
  • This is a perfect sativa strain for new and regular smokers alike because of its virtually nonexistent negative side effects (cottonmouth, dry eyes, rarely headaches and mild paranoia)

Amnesia Haze’s uplifting effects and amazing citrus taste makes it a popular sativa strain. The strains before are more Indica-dominant, but Amnesia Haze is Sativa-dominant (20% Indica 80% Sativa.) Compared to other strains this Autoflower’s effects don’t last very long, but the positive effects are worth it. The energetic, creative and social effects of Amnesia Haze has made it lovely to enjoy socially. This sativa strain is like most Autoflowers because it remains under 3 feet tall (26 inches or about 2 feet tall.) 

AK-47 Autoflower:

sativa strains to grow indoors
  • Gives users a chance to have mental clarity and also a great mood; this makes it perfect for social gatherings. 
  • Easy to smoke due to the mild negative side effects (cottonmouth, dry eyes and potentially paranoia) 
  • Needs the correct conditions to grow indoors (low humidity, proper ventilation, also remember it has a strong smell) 
  • Fast growing seeds; flowering within roughly 2 months 

The Ak-47 Autoflower has a high percentage of Sativa (65% Sativa and 35% Indica) and is a hugely popular sativa strain. This Autoflower needs a bit more care than the White Widow Autoflower. It must have proper ventilation and low humidity to prevent mold and bud rot. While this sativa strain is more difficult to grow indoors, it’s yield is worth it (yielding 120 grams per sq meter of plant, or 4 to 6 oz per 3x3ft.) Yes, this sativa strain takes a bit more care, but with the right conditions, it can produce great buds. 

Sour Diesel Feminized: 

Sour diesel sativa

Sour Diesel is often considered the best of the best in terms of energetic and uplighting highs cannabis sativa strains can bring.  This dreamlike high will keep you feeling good throughout the day without giving you the jitters!  This strain is 60% sativa and 40% indica and prefers to be grown either indoors or in a sunny climate!  That being said, it also gives you a quite large yield and has a THC of around 20%.  Overall Sour Diesel is a must have and I guarantee you’ll be happy with Sour Diesel!

Bubble Gum Auto:

Indoor sativa strains
  • Bubble Gum has a 50/50 ratio of Indica to Sativa
  • While the Indica helps you to relax, the Sativa gives you a sense of euphoria and energy. 
  • When grown indoors or in a sunny environment, you can expect 14 to 16 oz of bud per 3x3ft after about 9 weeks 

Bubble Gum is the ideal Autoflower for beginners because it requires an average climate. Although it isn’t fool proof to grow, it is not difficult to grow at all. The balance of Sativa and Indica gives the best of both worlds for users as well as growers. The energy and relaxation that Bubble Gum gives you will help enhance any hangout or time while using it. Overall this is a great sativa strain!

White Widow Autoflower:

sativa strains indoors
  • With 60% Indica and 40% Sativa, the White Widow offers a euphoric and relaxed feeling making it great for those looking to alleviate stress. 
  • Ideal strain for daytime users because it relaxes without causing you couchlock
  • Thrives indoors in a cool or warm environment (great for beginners)
  • Flowering between 8 and 9 weeks 
  • Yields 4 ounces per 3 square feet of sativa plants indoors

Not only does the White Widow Autoflower give the perfect combination of happiness and relaxation, but the White Widow Autoflower is one of the easiest Sativa to grow because of its ability to thrive in cool and warm environments. For beginners, this is the perfect plant to grow indoors because it stays relatively small (remaining under 24 inches tall). Since this is an autoflower, it can grow indoors without natural sunlight. This alone makes it perfect for beginners and pros alike.

OG Kush:

short sativa strains
  • An intense feeling of full body relaxation followed by a sense ofhappiness. This makes it perfect for those struggling with pain,loss of appetite and mood disorders.
  • This is the type of strain that can lead to couchlock, so be ready tochill out, relax and be happy.
  • OG Kush needs to have proper lighting to mimic the light it wouldget outdoors. What’s great about growing indoors is that you areable to control the environment and insure that your plant growsto its full potential.
  • This small plant (remaining under 3 feet tall) produces 16 to 17 ozper 3x3ft

OG Kush is a very popular strain due to its full body high as well as itshigh yield when growing indoors. If you’re looking strictly for large yields, then check out our high yield autoflower seeds guide!  This stain is more Indica-dominant(75% Indica 25% Sativa), so it gives a powerful full body relaxation. The25% Sativa gives a sense of mental clarity. This is the perfect strain forthose suffering with mood disorders and those with pain because itgives them the chance to fully relax. OG Kush does a great job givingyou the munchies, so be ready to eat wonderful food. The increasedsense of hunger makes this the perfect match for those struggling withlack of appetite.

Blueberry Autoflower:

compact sativa strains
  • Concentration of 80% Indica and 20% Sativa
  • It works very well for those with Depression, Insomnia, Pain, Stress and Anxiety due to its high levels of Indica
  • Thrives Indoors and in a cool climate
  • Like the ones listed before, it yields about 4 to 6 ounces per 3x3ft in roughly 8 weeks

The Blueberry Autoflower is easy to grow, so this is the perfect fit for those new to growing cannabis. Not only does it have a vibrant blueberry color, it also has a beautiful blueberry aroma. For those who aren’t a fan of the more abrasive smells, this gentle smell pleases anyone’s nose. 

Super Skunk Autoflower:

Super Skunk Autoflower indoor
  • There is 80% Indica and 20% Sativa.
  • The Super Skunk yields roughly 4 to 6 ounces of calming weed after 8 weeks
  • Surprisingly enough, the Super Skunk helps with Hypertension along with Depression, Stress, Insomnia and lack of appetite.
  • This gives a very physical high, so expect to have a couchlock and the munchies.

Like most of these Autoflowers, the name gives the scent away. This is a pretty standard Autoflower because it yields the typical 4 to 6 ounces of weed per 3×3 ft. What sets the Super Skunk apart from its other Autoflowers is that it yields 5 ounces per 3 sq feet. If you want higher yields, check out our post on the highest yielding indoor strains!  You can get a very relaxing high and also have more cannabis yielded.

Blackberry Kush Autoflower:

indoor strains
  • Having a make up of 80% Indica to 20% Sativa, Blackberry Kush is an outstanding option for those dealing with Depression, Hypertension, Pain and Stress.
  • Blackberry Kush yields 14 to 17 oz per 3x3ft.
  • Just like Bubble Gum and Granddaddy Purp, this strain has a pleasant smell, is an Indica-dominant strain, and has a truly breathtaking appearance

Blackberry Kush has a magnitude of superb qualities to offer whether it be its sweet smell or its ability to alleviate nerve pain. The only difficulty with growing Blackberry Kush is having to watch out for spider mites and fungus, but that is prevented easily by pruning your plant and controlling the humidity. It may not be the easiest strain to grow, but its power to create a sense of calmness is worth it. 

Lowryder Autoflower:

indoor sativa marijuana
  • Lowryder is made of 80% Indica and 20% Sativa; this is why is is marvelous for those with ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder
  • This outstanding strain thrives indoors and outdoors. This alone makes it a manageable plant.
  • This strain was made to remain small (10 to 18 inches tall) making this an easy plant to grow indoors. It does not require much space
  • Lowryder yields the standard 4 to 6 oz of bud per 3x3ft

Here is another Indica-dominant Autoflower. Lowryder offers relief for those with Bipolar Disorder, ADD, ADHD and Anxiety. Lowryder is special for countless reasons. The major reason Lowryder is glorious is because it can grow in small places and is a great fit for beginners. 

Northern Lights:

Northern Lights grown indoors
  • With a concentration of 90% Indica and 10% Sativa, it is great for those with Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia and Stress.
  • Similarly to the Blueberry Autoflower, the Northern lights is easy to grow indoors
  • Flowering after 8 weeks, you should expect to yield 4 to 6 ounces per 3×3

Northern Lights are easy to grow because of their small size and the fact that it is an Autoflower. This wonderful Indica-dominant strain is a magnificent fit for those with Insomnia because of the high percentage of Indica. Northern Lights is very similar to the Blueberry Autoflower. The biggest difference is the citrusy taste and slightly higher percentage of Indica. Northern Lights is a wonderful fit for those who just want to take a break to relax. 

Granddaddy Purple:

Grandaddy Purple indoors
  • This strain is 100% Indica. This is why it is the best match for someone with Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Insomnia and those who are just looking to be completely relaxed.  
  • Like the other Autoflowers this one grows very well indoors and in a cool environment
  • It is incredibly easy to grow and after 9 weeks you can expect to yield 14 to 17 oz per 3x3ft! That is a truly magnificent amount of relaxing bud

Granddaddy Purp is definitely one of the highest yielding sativa plants with a very high concentration of THC (up to 23%.) This strain has so many reasons it is amazing one of which being its smell and taste. It has a grape, berry and sweet taste/smell. If the color purple had a taste it would taste and smell like Granddaddy Purp. 

Final Thoughts on Indoor Sativa Strains:

In this post, we investigated 11 of the best sativa strains of cannabis to grow indoors. If you are wanting a high yielding sativa-dominant strain, then Amnesia Haze and AK-47 are for you.  If you need a strain that remains fairly small then the Lowryder strain is the perfect match. If you aren’t sure where to start OG Kush has always been a crowd pleaser. These are the best strains for indoor grows whether you have a green thumb or not. All of these sativa strains can be grown indoors with the right knowledge and set up.  I hope you found this guide on the best indoor sativa strains helpful!  Please leave a comment below if you have any questions or recommendations!

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Jacob is the owner and lead author here at BudInformer.com.  He's been involved in the cannabis growing industry since 2012.  Based outside of Denver, Colorado, his passion involves sharing his knowledge of growing and the cannabis industry.

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