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The Ice Princess strain has garnered a lot of respect in the community in recent years, partially thanks to her unique, striking appearance and, in part, because of the incredible combination of sedative and stimulating effects.
Stick around for an overview of Ice Princess’s genetic makeup, common effects, and growing requirements!
The genetic makeup of the Ice Princess marijuana strain is the product of its parents: White Widow and Cinderella 99.
White Widow is a medium-to-high strength hybrid strain, although it’s slightly Indica-dominant at 60% Indica and 40% Sativa.
It’s become quite popular due to the fact that its Indica body high allows you to physically relax without shutting down your mind, which will be stimulated by its cerebral Sativa effects.
Meanwhile, Ice Princess’s other parent, Cinderella 99, is a very Sativa-dominant strain (85% Sativa to 15% Indica) that delivers a potent, dream-like head high.
As you’ll see in our ‘Strain Side Effects’ and ‘Medical Benefits’ sections, the effects of White Widow and Cinderella 99 can be observed as an interesting combination in Ice Princess.
The genetic combination of Cinderella 99 and White Widow is the reason for Ice Princess’s very balanced hybrid status: 55% Indica and 45% Sativa.
Ice Princess was originally developed and continues to be grown and sold by Brothers Grimm Seeds, which is a successful Colorado-based dispensary.
Brothers Grimm Seeds was founded in 1997, but it is currently unclear when exactly Ice Princess was bred into existence.
The Ice Princess cannabis strain actually gets its name from its distinctive appearance.
Once you know what this strain looks like, you should have no problem identifying it because it is quite striking.
Firstly, the shade of green you can expect from Ice Princess’s leaves is lighter than most strains. Instead of forest or another green shade such as fern or pear, Ice Princess has pale mint green leaves.
But that’s not what makes Ice Princess so interesting to look at. Dusted over the leaves is a thick covering of frosty white trichomes, which look like ice crystals, especially when you look at them in the right light.
The icy appearance of this strain explains why Brothers Grimm Seeds chose its name.
The flavor of Ice Princess is delightful, consisting mainly of sweet, tropical fruit as well as a spicier, more skunky taste.
Initially, the sweet fruitiness of the strain will come through, followed by the skunk flavor, which will stick around for longer, even after you’ve finished smoking.
Based on flavor alone, Ice Princess is a great choice of strain for anyone who enjoys a contrasting taste experience.
Ice Princess’s aroma is more earthy and skunky than its flavor. In fact, the earthy spice is the first scent to manifest itself when you take a toke or pull apart a bud of this strain.
The earthy smell is accompanied by the same pungent skunk detectable in the flavor.
However, once you get past the initial spicy pungency of Ice Princess, the aroma becomes sweeter, with similar fruity notes to the flavor.
Again, the aroma of Ice Princess is well-balanced in terms of different scents, but these contrasting smells seem to appear in reverse order compared with the flavor.
Different sources may report slightly different THC concentrations when discussing the makeup and effects of Ice Princess. This is to be expected since different strain harvests can test differently depending on external factors during the growing period.
However, on average, Ice Princess has a medium-to-high THC concentration of roughly 18% to 20%. This means that Ice Princess is strong enough to warrant some caution and moderation for first-time users, but it’s not going to overpower you completely.
Ice Princess does not contain any CBD, with an average concentration of 0%.
The primary terpene found in Ice Princess cannabis is Myrcene.
Myrcene is associated with the musky, earthy, and spicy scents and flavors that you’ll definitely be able to identify in this strain.
In addition to Myrcene, Ice Princess contains other terpenes, including Caryophyllene and Limonene.
Caryophyllene is another spicy terpene, found in both rosemary and black pepper as well as many cannabis strains.
Limonene is the main contributor of citrus and tropical fruit flavors in marijuana, which explains the strong presence of tropical flavors and odors in Ice Princess.
Strain Side Effects
Ice Princess is not a strain known for its side effects, so if you’re a first-time user worried about the potential negative effects of smoking cannabis, Ice Princess is a safe choice.
The main side effects associated with Ice Princess are the same mild effects that can be expected from most strains – localized dryness in the eyes and mouth.
The body high that comes with smoking Ice Princess is pretty intense, and a small percentage of users (about 7%) report feeling sleepy. So, if you struggle with low energy, there is a risk that it might make you more tired.
However, it’s important to note that Ice Princess’s sedative effect is usually more physical than mental, so in most cases, you’ll feel physically lethargic, but there shouldn’t be too much cerebral sedation beyond the sense of relaxation.
In contrast to the very few side effects associated with Ice Princess, the potential medical benefits are numerous.
The main mental effects you can expect when you try Ice Princess are feelings of happiness and relaxation. For this reason, Ice Princess is a popular strain for combatting the symptoms of various mood disorders.
Depression, for example, can be counteracted by the euphoric aspect of the high, while stress and anxiety may be reduced by the soothing effect.
Another common effect of Ice Princess is a sense of mental stimulation, which may make you feel more awake or like you suddenly want to be extra-productive.
For those who experience fatigue on a regular basis, this can be a useful medicinal effect.
However, while about 33% of users have said that Ice Princess helps with their fatigue, an equal percentage reports that the strain helps with insomnia due to the sedative and calming effects. This means that the strain can also be useful when it comes to managing insomnia.
The body high produced by Ice Princess can also be effective in the context of pain management. Muscle tension, inflammation pain, and other forms of discomfort can be made more bearable through the use of this strain.
It’s clear that Ice Princess affects people quite differently, so it’s important to consult with a medical professional prior to and during your use of Ice Princess for medicinal purposes.
Overall, Ice Princess is an incredible cannabis strain, notable for its striking appearance as well as its plethora of contrasting physical and mental effects.
If you’re essentially looking to get the best of both worlds from a cannabis strain, Ice Princess’s close Indica-Sativa balance makes it a logical choice, delivering bodily sedation as well as mental stimulation.
However, if you have a medical reason for wanting to use Ice Princess, we recommend proceeding with caution. This is because the effects of Ice Princess can be quite unpredictable, making some people more tired and others more awake, for example.
Ice Princess seeds can be sourced directly from the original developer and distributor, Brothers Grimm Seeds.
Strain Flowering Time
The flowering time for Ice Princess is roughly 55 days. In some cases, plants may take a few more days to bloom, but this is quite normal and nothing to worry about. If your plant flowers within 60 days, you’re on the right track.
Ice Princess can be grown outdoors or inside your home/another structure such as a greenhouse. However, as the strain yield demonstrates, this plant will do much better if you choose to grow outdoors.
A harvest from an Ice Princess plant grown outdoors will yield between 15 and 20 ounces of cannabis per plant. Growing indoors will result in a smaller yield of approximately 1.5 ounces per square foot.
One potential reason for the increase in yield for outdoor Ice Princess plants is that these plants can get quite tall, meaning that when they’re grown inside, they often need pruning. Keeping the plants shorter than their natural height may impact their final yield.
We would highly recommend the Ice Princess cannabis strain to anyone seeking a balanced, Indica-Sativa hybrid experience.
If you want to be able to unwind physically without losing the ability to function on a cerebral level, Ice Princess may well be the strain for you. Additionally, if you suffer from chronic pain, the bodily effect of Ice Princess may make the pain more manageable.
Ice Princess can also be used to treat the symptoms of mental health conditions such as depression, insomnia, anxiety, and more.