Fairytale is just that and nothing more. For instance, remember the glass slippers? There is only one of that, and it has to be for the prince. In a wicked sense, one could argue that Cinderella lured the unsuspecting royalty using, of all things, something to step on. Forget the fairytale and instead focus on the strain. Now, this one is the real deal, and it has a lot to give to its users.
Truth be told, the choice of Glass Slippers as its name was not an inspiration from the Disney character. It is nothing more than a play on Cinderella 99, one of its parent strains. Speaking of which, this particular strain is known for inducing a clear-headed high. Something that it passed on to the offspring.
As for the other parent strain, that is where it gets a little murky. Some people say it is The White. Unfortunately, the original breeder remains unknown. Besides, it is clone-only. Another breeder, Riot Seeds, did their take on this classic cannabis by using Pineapple 99. Its seeds though are not that widely distributed.
|Glass Slippers Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Cinderella 99 x Pineapple|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||70 / 30|
|THC %||18% to 20%|
|Flowering Period||9 weeks / Early October|
|Average Yield||550 g/m2 / 700 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Glass Slipper has an aroma that is noticeable even from afar. Its pungent odor is distinct with a sweet and citrusy scent that has a fruity quality to it. A good way to describe it is that it has an air of a tropical island with a pineapple plantation.
As great as its aroma is, its smoke is even better. It has more pronounced sweetness of pineapple blending with an earthy tone. During exhalation, it leaves a note of pine and berry.
Glass Slippers has a name that catches the attention of women. But what its effects do is to lure new users because of its exceptional quality. Of course, that is based on the fact that it comes with a load of THC making it a highly potent strain.
Because it is not the typical fast-acting Sativa-dominant cannabis, some people new to it may find themselves overwhelmed. In a sense, that is always one of the newbie mistakes of less experienced users – underestimating potency.
Used in moderation, it begins by inducing a euphoric high that quickly swings the mood. Feeling uplifted, most end up feeling happy or even elated. Furthermore, it tears down inhibitions making people more sociable and talkative. As such, it makes the strain an excellent choice when using it in a party or a group of friends.
Glass Slippers, aside from uplifting the spirit, also delivers an incredible amount of energy boost. It keeps users motivated to complete tasks or chores with gusto.
As the strain takes users to a soaring high, its Indica side starts to manifest itself. Not only does it blend in to stabilize the mental high, but it also soothes the body. Often, it leaves people feeling good about themselves while completely at ease, but never to the point of sedation.
As mentioned, Glass Slippers comes with a lot of THC. It means that anyone who uses a little bit too much of it, then its effects become more intense. Quite possibly, it may render some people with a mind-bending experience.
Despite all the great things that come with the use of Glass Slippers, there is also a little trade-off. For one, users are likely to experience having dry mouth and eyes. Then again, such conditions are associated with using any strain.
Other conditions that may occur having a headache. A few people may also feel paranoid or anxious. To avoid these concerns, however mild they are, it is always a good idea to use it conservatively.
Medical Use and Benefits
Glass Slippers, like many others, is an excellent stress reliever. In fact, ask recreational users why they use cannabis and more often than not, it is because they want to take their minds away from the daily hassles of life and chill a bit. Because it uplifts the spirit and brings users on a euphoric journey, even people suffering from depression find its use a convenient way to manage their condition.
Use just enough of Glass Slippers; it can also be an excellent appetite stimulant. Also, it helps users fight off fatigue by supplying a seemingly limitless amount of energy.
Finally, some people use it to seek comfort from pains and aches. Some of it is attributed to its CBD compound, but mostly, it is due to the shift in thoughts. In other words, instead of focusing on physical discomforts which amplify it, users tend to ignore these mild issues as they bask in euphoria.
Growing Glass Slippers
Glass Slipper was clone-only until Riot Seeds released a seed version. The chances are high that it is the closest a hybrid can get to the original. At any rate, growers can cultivate the plant indoors or outdoors. It is not that difficult hence even beginners may choose this particular plant as their first cannabis grow.
The best way to cultivate it indoors is to use hydroponics. Soil, though, is a viable option especially if one were to favor retaining its optimal flavors. At any rate, it grows quite thick and heavy. Hence, there is a need for regular pruning. The flowering time is around 9 to 10 weeks, and each square meter can produce up to 550 grams.
Outdoors, it is best grown in a Mediterranean-like climate. Harvest typically falls in early October with each plant producing up to 700 grams.
Have you grown or used Glass Slippers? If not, would you like to get your hands on this strain? Please leave a comment to let us know what you think. We want to hear from you.