Lemongrass Strain

The Lemongrass strain is also known as ‘Lemon Grass’ or ‘Lemon Gas’ and is a hybrid strain. Its parent strains are Humboldt Gelato and Lemon Kush. Not only is Lemongrass a high-performance cultivar, but it’s a durable strain that grows vigorously and produces high yields. 

The terpenes found in the Lemongrass strain give the strain a tart lemon taste with undertones of vanilla and fuel. The lime green buds are dripping in trichomes and its euphoric, uplifting high helps you to stay energized and motivated.

Below, we’ll take a closer look at its cannabinoids, terpenes, aroma, and flavor, as well as how to grow this strain for yourself.

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Strain History

Genetics

The sweet, citrus scent with undertones of earthiness that is found in Lemongrass is courtesy of Lemon Kush, which is itself a hybrid strain with plenty of THC. Like Lemon Kush, Lemongrass is known for its positive, uplifting effects on mood and sparking creativity.

It also shares Lemon Kush’s green color. Lemongrass is made by combining Lemon Kush with Humboldt Gelato, which is a balanced Indica/Sativa hybrid. Humboldt Gelato’s influences include Lemongrass’s ability to soothe anxiety.

It’s also thanks to Humboldt Gelato that Lemon Grass is such a hardy plant that grows quickly. We also have Humboldt Gelato to thank for Lemongrass’s fruity, sweet flavor.

Origin

The Lemongrass strain is the result of the Humboldt Company crossbreeding Lemon Kush and Humboldt Gelato.

Strain Appearance

The Lemongrass strain is a dense plant, with buds shaped like spades with curly leaves that are olive green. They are only slightly olive green though, as the buds are mainly covered by plenty of gold trichomes with just a peek of olive green.

From afar the abundance of fiery orange pistils make it look mainly orange. 

Strain Flavor

As the name suggests, the main flavor of the Lemongrass strain is citrus. It also has a hint of sweetness that some have described as a ‘tart lemon.’ Those of you with extra sensitive taste buds might also pick up undertones of vanilla, herbs, and even diesel.

You can get a pretty good idea of what the Lemongrass strain is going to taste like by the smell it produces when it’s removed from its recipient or when the flowers are ground up.

Strain Aroma

Again, you can take a few guesses as to what this strain smells like thanks to its name! But the aroma of Lemongrass is a sour, delicious lemon scent with undertones of vanilla and fuel. 

Strain Cannabinoids

The Lemongrass strain has a similar cannabinoid profile to its parent strains, both of which are potent and with high THC and medium to low CBD contents.  The THC content of the Lemongrass strain is between 17% to 20%, but some plants even reach a 24% THC content.

Due to the high potency of the Lemongrass strain it’s definitely not a strain for the faint of heart and should be approached carefully. If you’re inexperienced with cannabis and not used to strains with a high THC content, then tread carefully!

The Lemongrass strain is also low in CBD, with some plants only having 1.5%. The CBD content was virtually undetectable in some plants! The Lemongrass strain also contains traces of CBC, CBG, CBN, and THCV.

These cannabinoids combine with the CBD, THC, flavonoids, terpenes, and terpenoids to create the ‘entourage effect.’

If you’ve never heard of this term, the entourage effect is a phenomenon where a group of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and other components in CBD combine and act in synergy, having a greater overall effect than just one of the ingredients on its own.

It’s basically just the different components of the hemp plant working together, reacting to each other and emphasizing each other as a team. While this entourage effect makes sense on paper, there is still a debate over whether it is an actual thing and how effective it is.

But many users of CBD have claimed that they have noticed a more powerful and potent effect using a strain of cannabis that contains a range of different ingredients instead of solely CBD.

Strain Terpenes

Terpenes are molecules that most plants and even some animals produce to assist in certain functions, and are aromatic. Plant terpenes not only help the plant to grow, but they attract pollinators such as bees and ward off predators.

However, when humans ingest these terpenes, we not only get to experience the delicious flavors they give off, but we also feel the health benefits. 

Myrcene is the main terpene found in the Lemongrass strain, and other terpenes include Caryophyllene, Limonene, and Pinene but take a back seat. Myrcene is the terpene found in most cannabis plants, and is able to relieve pain and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Meanwhile, Caryophyllene is the only terpene that comes into contact with the endocannabinoid system.

THC and CBD also interact with this system. This gives strains that heavily contain Caryophyllene a peppery, woody aroma and can even help the digestive system lining, and act as an effective analgesic and anxiolytic.

Limonene is what gives the Lemongrass its citrus, sweet scent and is a terpene with antibacterial and antifungal properties and can even reduce the risk of cancer.

Limonene can also be beneficial to those with ADHD as it can help you stay focused, and its mood lifting properties can be beneficial for those suffering with depression and anxiety. The final terpene found in the Lemongrass strain is Pinene which is what gives the strain its rich, herby undertones.

It has anti-inflammatory properties, and antiseptic properties. It can also act as a bronchodilator (eases breathing) and an expectorant (loosens mucus). You can also find terpene in rosemary and sage as well as in strains of cannabis.

Strain Side Effects

The Lemongrass strain has a few side effects you should be aware of. Too much of the Lemongrass strain can cause headaches at best, and even panic attacks or episodes of paranoia at worst.

Like a lot of cannabis strains, Lemongrass can also lead to dry mouth and dry eyes. This is why it’s so important to stay hydrated and drink water while using cannabis.

Medical Benefits

You’re sure to feel the powerful effects of the Lemongrass strain from your very first hit! While it is an Indica dominant strain, the effects you get from this strain feel more akin to a more Sativa dominant strain. 

You’ll instantly feel happy, uplifted, and energized. No wonder this strain is known for sparking creativity! Lemongrass helps you focus your thoughts on creativity, but like a lot of cannabis strain it will also send you rooting through the fridge!

Thanks to the entourage effect, the cannabinoids and terpenes in this strain are enhanced, bringing with them a whole host of health benefits. For example, it can relieve fatigue and chronic pain, as well as symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Lemongrass is also said to be beneficial for those with ADD and ADHD to help them stay focused, and it can also lower your blood pressure if you suffer from hypertension.

Strain Review

Lemongrass is a hybrid strain with a 50/50 split of Humboldt Gelato and Lemon Kush. It’s a pretty potent cannabis strain, with a THC level of about 15%-18%.

If you have a low tolerance to THC then we wouldn’t recommend trying out this strain, but if you’re experienced and need some help focusing on a creative project then Lemongrass could be for you.

Strain Grow Info

Strain Seeds

Once the Lemongrass strains are germinated, you can easily grow these plants outdoors or indoors. What makes the Lemongrass strain so appealing to grow is how resistant it is to mold and pests. It is able to reach a height of 60-80 inches tall.

Strain Flowering Time

Lemongrass strain plants usually take 62-69 days to flower, and can be harvested until 72 days. 

Strain Yield

You can obtain a pretty hefty yield of 0.5 to 1 oz per square foot from your indoor Lemongrass strain plants, or 1 to 2 oz from each plant if they’re grown outside.

Final Thoughts

Lemongrass isn’t just a great tasting cannabis strain, but one that gives you a hell of a buzz too! This Indica-dominant strain helps you to relax, while also giving you an uplifted, euphoric feeling that helps you get creative and stay motivated.

This is a great strain to sample if you’re stuck on a creative project and need to focus. You’ll also be happy to know that this is a strain that doesn’t cause couch-lock. However, we wouldn’t recommend this strain if you need some help getting to sleep.

The high THC content in this strain can be a godsend to those with chronic fatigue, ADD, ADHD, or those who are feeling depressed or stressed out. 

You can buy the seeds readily on the internet, and grow this strain inside or outside as it is very resistant to mildew, mold, or diseases. If you’re growing this strain outdoors, the best time to harvest is the last week of September through to the first week of October.

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