About Purple Elephant
Purple Elephant is a 50/50 balanced hybrid and a child of the well known Purple Urkel strain. The THC level has tested from 16 to 25 percent and the CBD level is generally around 0.6 percent. The purple color and grape aroma help name this strain along with its reputation as hitting the user like an elephant.
When people visit dispensaries and request something purple, budtenders often reach for Purple Elephant. The buds have big streaks of purple running through the dark and light green buds. Hairs are light orange and trichromes are plentiful.
Some people swear by the sweet and sour aroma and some don’t like it at all. When you open the package, you’ll be blown away by the intense pine and earth scent mixed with grape.
Recreational users find the high THC content attractive along with the weed’s energizing effect. You can use it in the morning or midday as it will relax you and not make you tired. Try it for studying, socializing, or getting things done as it has a cerebral effect followed by a mild body melt, although some have mentioned a more significant body melt.
Medical patients could try Purple Elephant for the appetite stimulating effects. Part Indica, this strain is also noted for its ability to induce sleep and reduce stress. It is noted for stomach problems and eye disorders as well.
Patients seeking to get out of the house and get social with their friends, might want to try Purple Elephant. This strain is not noted for its sedative effect and with a low CBD, not suited for serious disorders. Downsides include a heavy smoke that may cause coughing and dry mouth.
Purple Elephant is available in clones, although you may find limited quantities. Growers advise that if the environment is too hot, it won’t turn purple. That means most outdoor environments are out.
Grow it indoors and you can control how tall or bushy it gets. You can top it in the early stages and prune the lower branches aggressively in order to optimize top colas and other bud sites. The plant grows fast with a minimal vegetative stage and achieves large colas.
Purple Elephant likes its nutrients but it eats a lot without producing a high yield, but since it is a niche or connoisseur plant, the yield is satisfactory. Some people get tricked in the early stages as the resin builds up. Wait a little longer for more trichromes before harvesting.