Krystalica, from Mandala Seeds, was featured on the High Times list of top ten strains of 2011. It is one of Mandala Seeds' "limited edition" strains: each version of Krystalica is a "once-in-a-lifetime unique creation," different from the previous and only available while supplies last. The genetics remain the same, however, as Krystalica is always a cross between three landraces: an Indian Sativa from Kerala, a south Indian Indica, and a Nepalese Sativa. With a THC count of up to 20%, Krystalica's effects lean toward Sativa with a hint of Indica.
Often described as tasting of strawberries, this strain is recommended for those wishing to relax while remaining awake. Krystalica can also be used by some patients to get a full night's rest although it is not usually prescribed for sleep disorders. It also tends to spur creativity. The medical applications of this strain include anxiety and stress relief as well as alleviation of minor pain.
Krystalica can be grown inside, in a greenhouse, or outside in warm summer climates, up to 45 degrees N. This strain is resistant to heat and arid environments and is usually ready for harvest in October. When grown inside, plants need 65 to 72 days to finish flowering. Indoors, properly raised plants can produce 350 to 450 grams per square meter. To achieve such results, Mandala recommends 400 to 600 watts per square meter. Krystalica plants can yield up to 1,200 grams when grown outside.