Alien Kush is a slightly Indica-dominant, top shelf cannabis strain of Californian origin. Born as a cross between Las Vegas Purple Kush (LVPK) and Alien Dawg, this strain is a mostly Indica hybrid with medium THC content of about 14%.
The Alien Kush plant is light green in color, with the sticky buds covered in red and orange hairs and shiny trichomes. The plant grows to a medium height, and is hardy, which makes it easy to grow both indoors and out.
Alien Kush gives off an aroma which is piney, herbal, earthy and spicy at the same time. The scent is not only exotic, but also carries a hint of flowery sweetness as well as a citrusy taste.
When it comes to taste, Alien Kush carries on the characteristics of its scent. Its strong and piquant taste is reminiscent of tea, with an earthy and woody undertone which is suggestive of post-rain damp soil.
Unlike other strains, the Alien Kush contains numerous effects and benefits which make it impeccable for medicinal and recreational use. One hit from this strain initially hits the brain with trippy feelings that are more commonly experienced from Sativa strains. The buzz gradually settles in the body and promotes feelings of relaxation.
The high lasts for around 2 hours, during which time it promotes feelings of happiness, relaxation and elation. Moreover, Alien Kush frees the mind from lockdown and encourages creativity, which makes it perfect for recreational use. In addition, its ability to relax helps to soothe pain, headaches and nausea as well as increasing appetite and uplifting mood (and consequently fight depression). This makes it suitable for medicinal use as well.
Alien Kush was first grown by The Cali Connection. It grows well in both hydro and soil, and the growth is complemented by trimming and the addition of organic nutrients. Although this strain has average yields (around 300g per square meter) it is hardy and easy to grow. Its flowering time is 8-9 weeks and it is ready for harvest in early to mid-October.