Lemongrass is a fast-flowering, balanced hybrid grown by the folks at the Humboldt Seed Company, in Humboldt County, California. They’re the ones responsible for the world’s largest phenotype hunt back in 2018. As for their Lemongrass strain, it’s a mix of Lemon Kush Bx5 and their own inhouse Gelato phenotype, Humboldt Gelato Bx3. This strain has mid-high THC levels and a set of effects perfect for anyone in need of focus and motivation.
When grown, Lemongrass flowers quickly indoors, in around 50 days. Outside, you should be ready for harvest around the last week of September, pushing into October. The plant’s buds grow densely, in grape-shaped clusters that are dark green and speckled with small amber hairs. The trichomes are small, chunky, and white. Growers love this strain because it resists mold and mildew accumulation, as well as many of the more common plant diseases that plague cannabis crops.
GROWING TIPS: Lemongrass plants grow into huge, diffuse structures that are good fits for large farms with a ton of space. This strain is a great candidate for regular hand trimming, or even using a machine to trim the structure back.
The strain’s taste derives directly from its name to deliver a punch of potent, sour lemon flavor, and undertones of gas, spicy herbs, and vanilla. The aroma is like spicy fuel, reminiscent of many Indica-heavy strains despite its evenly balanced genetics.
The effects of the strain begin with a buzz, energizing and lifting you to make you feel motivated and creative. Those who find themselves unable to focus on their work or hobbies may be able to utilize Lemongrass to achieve a higher level of motivation. A 22% THC average helps relieve the obstacles that might prevent you from zeroing in on your enthusiasm. Users suffering from pain, stress, fatigue, and depression can make use of the lemony energy provided by Lemongrass to relieve symptoms of their conditions. This includes people suffering from ADHD or ADD, which can be mellowed out using Lemongrass as well.
Lemongrass pairs perfectly with arts and crafts, hobbies like knitting and reading, a great movie, a good meal, or an afternoon nap. The creative calm comes with a bit of a sedative effect owing to Beta-Myrcene, the strain’s dominant terpene. Migraines and muscles spasms are no match for Lemongrass (and that includes feminine health issues related to menstrual cramps and IBS symptoms such as intestinal cramping).
Beyond that, the taste of the strain is motivating and pain-relieving on its own. If you’re around Humboldt County or can buy the seeds from the breeder’s online store, Lemongrass is a great candidate for delicious, pungent, energizing relief.