As the old saying goes, “good things come in small packages,” and this certainly applies to the Lowryder strain. After nine generations of crossbreeding by Joint Doctor Seeds, the Lowryder strain has been genetically engineered to reach no more than sixteen inches in height. Due to its diminutive stature, some refer to a Lowryder plant as the bonsai tree of cannabis strains.
Read on to find out more about this small but perfectly formed strain.
What is the Lowryder Strain?
Many consider the Lowryder strain to be the first commercially available auto-flowering strain. Auto-flowering cannabis strains transition from the vegetative stage to the flowering stage automatically without adjusting the amount of light they receive. With this type of strain, auto-flowering merely happens as a result of its natural genetic unfolding.
In terms of Lowryder’s lineage, this hybrid is the result of nine generations of crossbreeding of different strains. The Lowryder strain is a direct descendant of two indica strains, namely Northern Lights #2 and William’s Wonder.
One important thing to be aware of for newcomers to this strain is that it is a notorious “creeper.” The slow onset of the Lowryder strain’s effects has caught plenty of people out in the past. Many have mistakenly believed that because they did not experience any notable effects early on, that the Lowryder strain isn’t potent. However, while this strain’s effects are slow to kick in, they hit home hard when they do.
Initially, Lowryder’s effects are uplifting and mood-enhancing. Most Lowryder users say that they feel more happy than euphoric and clear-headed rather than sedated and zoned out.
Some find that the Lowryder strain causes them to think more creatively. For this reason, this hybrid is a firm favorite among artistic types in search of a little inspiration.
The Lowryder strain’s fragrance is earthy and pungent but also has hints of sweetness and citrus.
Like its aroma, the Lowryder strain’s flavor also has a noticeable sweet and citrusy taste. Lowryder’s smoke has a creamy, buttery flavor on the inhale. On the exhale, Lowryder has a robust piney taste that lingers long on the tongue.
The most striking physical characteristic of a Lowryder cannabis plant is its diminutive size. The Lowryder strain’s small stature (no more than sixteen inches when fully grown) is due to its ruderalis genetics and nine generations of crossbreeding.
Lowryder Strain Grow Info
The good news is that growing a Lowryder cannabis plant is considered to be relatively easy. However, given Lowryder’s short flowering period and its tiny stature, be careful not to overfeed these plants.
As well as being relatively low maintenance, Lowryder plants are naturally resistant to most common forms of mold and mildew. Lowryder plants also have the added benefit of doing well when grown in colder climates. However, most agree that the optimal temperature range for a Lowryder plant is between 68-77 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, experienced growers recommend keeping the relative humidity range between 50-70%.
Lowryder plants tend to auto-flower between 40-45 days, which is far shorter than your average cannabis strain.
Inexperienced growers, please note that auto-flowering cannabis strains don’t grow well when exposed to a 12/12 lighting schedule. Instead, they thrive when they receive longer lighting schedules, e.g., 18/6 throughout their entire growing cycle.
A mature Lowryder plant grown indoors should produce a modest yield of approximately 12 ounces per square meter. Those growing their Lowryder plants outdoors can expect an average yield of approximately 16 ounces per plant. The outdoor harvesting time of the year is around mid-October.
THC Content – Highest Test
The highest recorded THC content in a Lowryder strain sample is believed to be 20%. The THC level of the Lowryder strain can range anywhere between 12-20%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
The highest known CBD level recorded in a Lowryder strain sample is approximately 0.10%.
Medical Benefits of the Lowryder Strain
The Lowryder strain reportedly has moderately effective antiemetic properties too. Therefore, it may provide some relief to those who feel nauseous or are vomiting.
Perhaps the main health benefit attributable to the Lowryder strain is its purported ability to help relieve stress. Due to its uplifting yet relaxing effects, many Lowrydyer consumers say it helps them de-stress and unwind.
Possible Side Effects of the Lowryder Strain
The most commonly reported side effects from smoking the Lowryder strain are cottonmouth and dry eyes. However, some Lowryder consumers say that they experienced heightened paranoia after consuming this strain.
Some also reported feeling dizzy. Novices should bear in mind that some Lowryder strains can contain as much as 20% THC, and therefore, adverse reactions like these are possible.
While Lowryders instills a feeling of deep relaxation, it is not considered a couch-locking strain.
Final Thoughts on the Lowryder Strain
The Lowryder strain is immediately recognizable by its diminutive stature. It is a relatively easy plant to grow and one which a novice cannabis grower could try.
While the Lowryder strain has a relatively modest average THC level, it can sometimes reach a pretty potent 20%.
This hybrid is also a notorious creeper strain, which means its effects can be slow to kick in. Novice cannabis users should bear this in mind and be careful not to over-consume this hybrid. Otherwise, they run the risk of experiencing some unpleasant adverse reactions.
Once you have tried the Lowryder strain, we’re sure that you definitely won’t want to keep it on the down-low!