The Northern Lights autoflower seeds grow one of the most famous (if not the most famous) cannabis strain in the world. It is renowned for its excellence as a growing plant, given the fact that it flowers quickly, is highly resilient, and has buds absolutely covered in resin.
|Plant type||90% Indica 10% Sativa|
|THC||Up to 18%|
|Climate||Indoors and cool climate|
|Yields||4 to 6 oz per 3x3ft|
|Taste & Smell||Citrus | Earthy | Lemon | Pine | Skunky | Spicy | Sweet|
|Effects||Euphoric | Happy | Relaxed | Sleepy | Uplifted|
Northern Lights is an Indica marijuana plant, deriving from Indicas in Afghanistan and Thailand. It has led to the development of some other highly popular hybrid strains of marijuana, including Super Silver Haze and Shiva Skunk.
Northern Lights’ popularity also comes from the fact that it is just so pleasant to smoke. It smells great, with a sweet and spicy aroma, it tastes excellent, and its effects are relaxing and euphoric.
This review is based on the feminized strain, attributes can slightly differ for autoflowers.
Northern Lights Autoflower Origins
Northern Lights Auto came about from the breeding of an Afghani Indica mixed with a Thai Sativa, although Northern Lights is about 80% Indica dominant. The parent strains were indigenous, landrace strains, making Northern Lights especially prized.
It has been said that the first Northern Lights plants to sprout were actually in Washington state, but officially Sensi Seeds brought the strain out of the Netherlands during the 1980s. It is an older strain that is well established and well loved in the marijuana community.
What are Northern Lights Autoflowers
Once upon a time we only knew cannabis indica and cannabis sativa plants. These are seasonal plants that start growing in Spring and are ready to be harvested when days turn shorter – so towards Fall.
Indoor growers learned to imitate nature by manipulating this light cycle.
In the early ’80s a third species, Ruderalis, was brought to Amsterdam. This plant is a cannabis relative that was discovered in Siberia. Breeders found that this Ruderalis plant would flower after just a few weeks, regardless of light differences. These ruderalis genes were combined with existing indica and sativa strains and the autoflower type was born.
Nowadays you can find autoflower seeds of all sorts of popular strains. They grow smaller plants but they’re easier to grow and you can harvest much sooner than with photosensitive plants. Great for new growers, growing in a small space or if you want multiple harvests per season!
Growing Northern Lights Autoflower Seeds
The Northern Lights autoflower strain of marijuana is quite easy to grow, although of course making sure its climate and environment are ideal will help increase the yield to being as high as possible. It is highly resistant to diseases, making for an excellent strain for beginners to try growing.
We advise also reading our germination instructions for guaranteed results.
Northern Lights prefers a sunny Mediterranean climate. The plant itself is somewhat a small weed plant and compact (like many autoflowering strains), measuring in at between 24 and 32 inches tall. The flowering period is around 56 days on average, and the yield is fairly high — you can expect somewhere around 4 ounces of marijuana per 3 square feet of plant.
Feeding Northern Lights Plants
Visit our nutrient section to get the right plant food for every grow stage.
We recommend giving your plants:
Experiencing The Northern Lights Effects
Northern Lights tends to give users a very relaxed, euphoric high that puts the user in a dreamy state of contentedness. The muscles will relax, the pain will be relieved, and any stress or sleeplessness will melt away.
“Soothing” is probably the best way to describe Northern Lights’ effects. Its effects are bodily, allowing the user to comfortably sit and relax just about anywhere. Euphoria is always associated with this high, giving users a steady flow of positive thoughts and feelings. Laughter and smiles are common, and will likely spread to those people around you!
Positive effects of Northern Lights include:
The possible negative effects of Northern Lights may include:
- Dry mouth
- Dry eyes
Northern Lights Smell & Taste
In addition to it being a beneficial plant for medical patients, Northern Lights is also a very pleasant strain of marijuana to consume and smoke. The aroma of Northern Lights is distinct and easily recognized. It has hints of sweet and spicy, along with some more bitter lime. Some mention noticing a skunk-like ammonia combined with a citrus scent.
The taste of Northern Lights is the typical skunk taste without being overly powerful. Lemon is often detected in the taste, and a sweet dankness tends to linger after you take a puff. Earthy, pine undertones are also often described in the taste of Northern Lights.
Northern Lights Auto Strain Taste & Aroma At-A-Glance:
- Bitter lime
Uses For Northern Lights
Northern Lights does wonders for people suffering from stress and pain, especially when that pain is caused or worsened by stress. There are a variety of mood disorders and psychological ailments that Northern Lights can help with, especially because of its euphoric and relaxing effects.
Northern Lights is considered a top choice for patients with physical pain or mental or emotional imbalances. Patients suffering from depression often prefer Northern Lights over any pharmaceutical option, since the side effects are less common and far more mild.