Alien Kush may sound as if it will take one on a wild spin to the outskirts of space, but nothing can be farther from the truth. The Indica-leaning strain has a THC level of up to 14% that, suffice to say, can induce a mellow high instead of an overwhelming body-slamming buzz. Moreover, it introduces a seamless relaxation that eases users into a state of bliss.
Like its parent Alien Dawg, it offers a mind-bending high that can leave people in a trance-like state in higher doses. It also shares similarities with its physical beauty as it develops nugs that boast of a popping, neon green hue.
Taking it down to earth is Las Vegas Purple Kush, an aromatic strain that is the epitome of what a busy night in the city of sin could end up life. On its own, the heavily sedating body buzz can be so strong. As such, the breeder hit jackpot when it crossed the strain with a cerebral focused bud resulting in Alien Kush.
Alien Kush’s parents set the bar high for its offspring. Thankfully, it lives up to expectations with its versatility. Apart from the recreational dreaminess it induces, it is a source of comfort for patients from the medical marijuana community looking for a reprieve.
|Alien Kush Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Las Vegas Purple Kush x Alien Dawg|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||40% / 60%|
|THC %||Up to 14%|
|CBD %||Up to 1%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 9 weeks / Mid-October|
|Average Yield||400 g/sqm / 500 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
A mixture of sandalwood and damp soil makes up the earthy profile of this strain, underlined by a pungent skunky undertone. Its flavors have a pronounced sourness that, with each inhale, its acrid smoke leaves users puckering up with its tangy aftertaste of lemons.
Offering a moment of respite, nothing ends on a bad note with Alien Kush. Despite its below than average THC content, at least by modern standards, the state of euphoria it offers is profound and long-lasting. It is also quite fast-acting for a strain that leans toward the Indica side of the spectrum. A single whiff is enough to start the blissful burst of mental delight.
During the initial onset, a euphoric rush fills the head with stars. An innate sense of happiness begins to radiate from within that, although intense, it serves to cover the mind in a dream haze more so than sharpen focus. It gives individuals a break from over-thinking with its calming mental clarity.
After about an hour or two, the Indica-leaning strain’s piece de resistance creeps in. It is a tingling sensation that erupts from the temples and moves slowly down, soothing the muscles and calming tensions. Though it has the potential to lock users to the couch, the high mostly ends with sleep in just a few winks away. Because of this, it is mostly ideal for chill afternoons.
Its average potency is usually an advantage for beginners. While it is much more manageable compared to THC-laden buds, it can still trigger a condition called ‘greening out’ wherein users experience a disorienting dizziness that triggers anxiety. Although rare, it can also develop into mild paranoia but can be avoided through pacing.
A cottonmouth and irritated eyes are more common. While veterans are able to shrug the dry spell easier, beginners may appease the discomfort by taking lots of fluids. It should be noted that it is not as overwhelming as other variants due to the counteractive measures of its CBD content.
Medical Use and Benefits
Stress is among the top answers enthusiasts give when asked about the main reason for using marijuana. To this end, Alien Kush works perfectly in managing its symptoms as well as reducing its levels.
The energizing properties helps restore tired minds, while its anxiolytic features silences mental woes shadowing the head. People with depression benefit greatly as the uplifting high sets the tone of the evening to a tranquil and fun-filled one. Moreover, it encourages a hearty appetite.
Helping users slow down and unwind from the daily hustle and bustle is a soothing buzz. Its contains analgesic properties that momentarily take away earthly pains as one takes a leisurely ride across the cosmos.
While it doesn’t necessarily come down with a heavy sedation, a calm body and mind makes sleep easier to achieve, even for patients with insomnia.
Growing Alien Kush
Alien Kush is favored by growers of all skill levels for its adaptability to various growing environments. Short and bushy, its foliage is set against a lush green color with fiery pistils in between. Diamond-encrusted colas also glimmer with potency. Indeed, this eye candy truly is a joy to behold and grow.
This dwarfish charmer flourishes well under controlled settings indoors. However, trimming or pruning is necessary to provide the lower nodes with ample air and light. It prefers temperatures between 21°C to 26°C along with proper ventilation to keep it safe against potential mold and mildew.
To maximize yields, one may opt to use hydroponics as a medium along with a Sea of Green set-up, although organic soil can also be employed if one wishes to enhance its already tantalizing flavor profile. Either way, expect an average yield of about 400 grams per of sticky buds per square meter when grown indoors.
Thriving under the gentle rays of the sun, it blooms into its full splendor as its bitter leaves thwarts any pests and parasites. Relatively hardy even in the northern hemisphere, it is still best to avoid frost. As such, harvesting it around the middle of October is a must. When grown in optimal conditions, growers can reap a hearty harvest of 500 grams of buds per plant.
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