The Starfighter Cannabis Strain [Benefits, Potency, Origin]

The Starfighter Strain Overview
Although it has the name Starfighter, it definitely isn’t as fast as one. This strain is a creeper, and will take some time to kick in. But once it does, you’ll feel like you’re soaring. Starfighter is an indica-leaning hybrid and can help with many ailments from low mood and chronic pain to menstrual cramps and exhaustion. It also tastes like lavender and pine, so it's super refreshing.
Common usage
Upset stomach
Growing info
Flowering period is approximately 8-9 weeks, best grown outdoors

Are you on the market for a new bud to cultivate? If you are passionate about bag appeal or want to try a new tasty smoke, boy have we got a treat for you!

Starfighter is today’s bud of choice, producing layers of frosty kief so dense it looks like it was hung out to dry in a blizzard.

So, if you want to find out more – stick around as we tell all on this tasty, impressive bud.

What is the Starfighter Cannabis Strain?

Starfighter, an indica-leaning hybrid strain (60% indica/40% sativa), is one of those legendary buds that has well and truly earned its status.

Lab tests put its potency at around 15-20% THC, so a skilled cultivator can harvest this strain at a greater-than-average strength – which is excellent news if you’re on the hunt for a new challenge!

A definite “creeper” strain, the effects may take a little time to take hold, but once they do you will know about it. As the effects begin to creep in, you’ll find your mind settling into a nice hazy stone, eventually leading you to the couch where you can spend the rest of your session.

Starfighter is recommended for those with low moods, chronic pain, menstrual cramps, exhaustion, or trouble sleeping – but there will be more on that later!

Starfighter is a cross between Lemon Alien Dawg and Alien Tahoe OG, and today, the genetics are maintained and distributed by Exotic Genetics. The original seed line of this strain comes from Alien Genetics, although they no longer breed it.

Starfighter Cannabis Strain, Appearance, Aroma, Flavor


The standout aesthetic appeal of Starfighter is the mass of amber and milky trichomes that can be seen coating this tasty flower. It has that saw-dusted look to it – you know the one – not to mention it is very dense. We would say this bud would indeed classify as ‘caked up’ thanks to its airy but rotund nugs. To top it all off, dark red hairs crawl up the towering buds – the bag appeal is genuinely remarkable!

The bud is recognizable by its tiny, grape-shaped nugs and beautiful purple leaves.


Oh, man. So unique, so strong. It’s like a 50/50 mix of gummy bears, berry funk and evergreen pine kush. So distinct, it would be impossible for you to forget.

Akin to taking a stroll through the forest, the scent from these flowers resembles pine needles spritzed with lemon juice, making for a stimulating effect on the senses.

Its fragrant floral aroma is layered with delicate traces of lavender and pine, and its flavor is quite similar, but with a pungent, lemony aftertaste that will tingle your taste buds.


Just like the smell in many ways, the flavor from the smoke has an earthy, herbal quality. Sometimes you get the lingering berry more, other times the evergreen kush. Overall, a great taste. The cure and flush were surely adhered to.

Starfighter Cannabis Strain Grow Info

Here is the sad news – the cultivation of the Starfighter cannabis strain can be done, but it isn’t easy. Pretty elusive on the market, it can be hard to get hold of any original seeds of this bud; so much so, that some are rumored to have paid tens of thousands of dollars for some pure Starfighter seeds!

As we said, Exotic Genetics has taken on the breeding of this impressive bud, so although not an original, the breeders have done a relatively decent job of estimating the genetic makeup of this plant.

You can grow Starfighter indoors or out but bear in mind that outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid climate. For best results, you’re looking at temperatures around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Short and bushy, this is a pure indica plant – and if you are growing it indoors, you will find it takes up little space. Remember to regularly top your plant to ensure sunlight still reaches those lower branches.

Make the most of your grow by exposing it to cold temperatures towards the end of the vegetative stages – this will bring out those deep purple and blue hues – great for added bag appeal!

A word to the wise about the cultivation of Starfighter – she reeks and is not suitable if your circumstances call for discretion.

Starfighter Cannabis Strain Medicinal Benefits

The Starfighter cannabis strain is known for its hard-hitting, palpable high. It is used in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety, and hypertension, though its effects can be overwhelming to those with low tolerance. It is best for evening use.

The buzz from Starfighter is a real delight. As it sinks in – starting off with a strong head high and later melting into a fuzzy, lazy stone – you will find yourself feeling creative. A lazy mindset can threaten to take over, making music sound great.

Over the years, this indica-leaning hybrid has been used for a wide range of medical applications – particularly useful in relieving mental ailments such as depression and anxiety. As the lazy calming haze takes over, users report a release of stress and anxious thoughts.

This is a great way to treat insomnia, and you will soon find yourself heading for a laydown. Many have also used it as a way to relieve physical aches and pains, including headaches and stomach pains.

Whatever your condition, or even if you want to benefit from the laid back creative effects – this stuff is strong and can lay you stranded on the couch, so bear that in mind when choosing your strain of choice.

Lab Analysis

Cannabinoid lab analysis – cannabinoid amount:

THC: 15-20%

CBD: <1%

Potential Side Effects of the Starfighter Cannabis Strain

The Starfighter strain’s most common side effects include cotton mouth. It is not commonly associated with “mind race” symptoms or paranoia, which accounts for its popularity in mental health patients.

Final Thoughts on the Starfighter Cannabis Strain

When it comes down to it, Starfighter is a strain of great preference. Heavily sedating, but inspiring and creative, it depends really what you are looking for in your next bud.

We would love to know if you have tried this for yourself, and how did you find the high? Let us know in the comments – happy smoking!