Super Lemon Haze is another one of those strains that have a rare combination of both consumer-friendly and grower-friendly traits. It is straightforward to smoke with an intense yet uncomplicated high. Also, Super Lemon Haze is extremely easy to grow at home yourself.
It is a strain with specific quirks, such as having preferred nutrients and requiring some particular growing techniques. However, growing Super Lemon Haze is perfect as a first foray into producing your bud at home.
With a generally high yield but low difficulty level, Super Lemon Haze might become your favorite new strain to grow at home.
To make it even easier, here is a list of tips and techniques in our growing guide. We hope they make your cultivation experience as fruitful and straightforward as possible.
Tip #1 – Know Thy Strain!
Super Lemon Haze is aptly named, as it carries with it a strong lemony flavor and a tart, lemon-zest aroma. It is a unique hybrid cross of Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze. The strain has won two separate Cannabis Cups as the best strain on show. Though a hybrid strain, Super Lemon Haze is primarily sativa-dominant. It produces an energized high. Users say it leaves you with a powerful, motivated feeling to get out there and succeed.
This kind of over-emotional attitude is precisely what you’ll feel when you first light up with Super Lemon Haze. It is followed seconds later by the sugary, fruit-filled taste of the bud itself. Its taste honestly almost mimics a lemon candy. Though somewhat tart, the sweet profile of Super Lemon Haze is something entirely out of this world.
With a THC content of 15-22%, this strain could help promote a positive outlook faster than you can imagine. A gentle yet familiar lemon flavor accompanies everything.
Tip #2 – Difficulty Growing Super Lemon Haze
Super Lemon Haze is a pretty simple strain to grow yourself, only complicated by its need for close monitoring and warmer temperatures. Additionally, it’s a bit fragile and can struggle from nutrient burn. As a result, you need to rigorously watch what you’re doing to your tender little plant.
Though it has a few niggling issues, Super Lemon Haze remains one of the simpler plants to grow yourself. This is in part due to its wide temperature range and high bud yield. It is probably best to classify Super Lemon Haze as a “moderately” difficulty plant in terms of cultivation. However, you can prevent many of the problems merely by paying attention while it grows.
Tip #3 – Growing Techniques
Green House Seeds originally bred Super Lemon Haze. It recommends using hydroponics to grow this strain. It is perhaps excessively complicated for novice growers. However, it is arguably worth a try if you have experience cultivating other strains.
The name might sound a little scary, but hydroponics is not overly complex. It is a growing system that involves using nutrient-enriched liquid as the base for the plants, rather than soil. After all, soil is nothing more than a thick layer to protect the exposed roots. It also provides a medium through which the roots can suck up nutrients.
By using hydroponics, you can ensure that your plants experience vigorous growth. They benefit from plenty of space around their roots to grow. Make sure you keep the bottom layer of foliage trimmed. This process ensures that oxygen can reach the roots, and you can promote healthy airflow throughout the plant.
It might seem a bit daunting at first, but hydroponics is pretty simple to set up. It is ideal if your plants need a considerable amount of space to spread their roots. However, hydroponics is also the perfect setup for growing your Super Lemon Haze at home.
Tip #4 – Super Lemon Haze Yield – What to Anticipate
Super Lemon Haze has a moderate to high yield. You can expect roughly 35 ounces per plant if grown outdoors. If you’re using hydroponics to grow your weed, however, you can expect around 28 ounces per square meter indoors. This yield is pretty typical of sativa-heavy strains.
You can get a massive amount of pure Super Lemon Haze bud from your crop with a moderate amount of effort.
However, if you want to maximize your yield, you need to complete a few tasks to promote its health. Naturally, one of the most important steps is proper feeding.
Tip #5 – Feeding for Super Lemon Haze
Super Lemon Haze has a few distinctive traits. One of them is that it is a surprisingly tall and thin plant. This means that the plant tends to grow quite high vertically. However, it does not produce a large amount of internal foliage or supporting stalks.
It tends to suffer from nutrient burn as a result. This is a condition where the plant begins to damage its cell walls after receiving too many nutrients. You need to avoid overfeeding it – contrary to what you might have heard with other plants. After all, more nutrients don’t always mean a happier plant.
Another essential thing to note is that you must avoid excessive nutrient intake near harvest. You can always ‘flush’ the plant a couple of weeks before it is finished growing. This process removes excess salt and may also prevent the nasty taste of nutrients from overpowering your palette. Once Super Lemon Haze is in bloom, you will see a happy and healthy plant, as long as you don’t overfeed it.
Tip #6 – Growing Outdoors/Indoors
Super Lemon Haze is a strain that requires close monitoring to ensure it survives and remains a happy plant. Like many sativa strains, Super Lemon Haze has a relatively long flowering period. As a result, it is a problematic strain to finish outdoors if you’re in a colder region.
To compensate for this, try and grow Super Lemon Haze indoors. That way, you can monitor the temperature accordingly and keep it exposed to warmer temperatures. Though it has a pretty generous temperature range of 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit, Super Lemon Haze begins to struggle if forced to contend with colder temperatures.
Tip #7 – Super Lemon Haze Flowering Time – What to Expect
The flowering time of Super Lemon Haze is 9-10 weeks. Therefore, your plants need more attention during this time. The long flowering time means it is somewhat susceptible to pests and infections. It may also suffer from the effects of inappropriate temperatures.
Make sure you keep an eye on your plants during this time. It is a much easier process when you cultivate indoors. When you grow Super Lemon Haze outdoors, it may mean a journey to where your crop is (hopefully) thriving. In the latter instance, severe temperature drops or insect infestations can quickly ruin your hard work. Take the time to perform regular checks and act fast if you notice any issues.
Tip #8 – The Ideal Climate for Growing Super Lemon Haze Strain
As mentioned, Super Lemon Haze can grow in a temperature range of between 65 degrees and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Some testers believe the ideal range is more specific at between 68- and 80-degrees Fahrenheit.
This is especially important to consider in the flowering stage. This is the time when the final product can become damaged due to a sudden decrease in temperature. Ideally, you also take into account the humidity of your plants’ environment.
Due to the tropical area from which cannabis originates, you can easily understand why cannabis plants tend to prefer higher humidity.
Generally speaking, try to keep the room in the 45-55% humidity range. You can achieve this through a standard temperature controller or humidifier. If you skip this step, your plant will struggle to produce high-quality buds.
Final Thoughts on Growing Super Lemon Haze
You are forgiven for thinking that Super Lemon Haze is a particularly complicated or unforgiving strain. However, despite these issues of temperature and humidity control, Super Lemon Haze is pretty simple to cultivate. It’s pretty famous for its significant yield. Also, it doesn’t need much space to grow. As a result, you can grow it discreetly without much effort.
If you want a plant to grow indoors or in a greenhouse, Super Lemon Haze is one of the best candidates. However, it isn’t a good option if you need to develop a strain to grow in your small allotment farm located several miles away. As long as you modulate the temperature, Super Lemon Haze should provide high-quality buds. The strain could give you a clear, energetic, and enjoyable high.