Pure Power Plant
Power plants are sources of energy. From one station to the others, the electricity is passed on to the national grid for distribution. In some ways, the strain is the same in that it delivers an electrifying experience.
Since its release in 1997, Pure Power Plant (PPP) has become a staple in Dutch coffee shops until today. While it was bred by Dutch Passion Seeds, not much is known about its genetics. It does appear that they have chosen not to disclose its lineage for reasons one can only guess. It is within the realm of possibility that such decision was to protect their business in that it makes it almost impossible for anyone else to copy their product.
Some people think that it may be descendants of The Pure, Durban Poison, and an unknown Indica. However, the consensus is that it is a cross between a South African Sativa and quite possibly, a North American Indica. Nonetheless, there appear to be other varieties in the market that goes by the same name.
Setting aside its vague genetics, Pure Power Plant is a highly-acclaimed strain that is worthy of its landrace heritage. Over the years, it has accumulated numerous accolades. In 2014, the High Times Cannabis Cup proclaimed it as the best medical hybrid. Besides being touted as an excellent medical cannabis hybrid, it was also the best Sativa in the 2016 Life Expo Canada Vancouver.
|Pure Power Plant Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||South African Sativa x North American Indica|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||70 / 30|
|THC %||15% to 23%|
|Flowering Period||9 to 10 weeks / Late October|
|Average Yield||400 to 500 g/m2 / 600 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Pure Power Plant is not only a potent source of cerebral high, but it is also a one-of-a-kind experience for the other senses. It has a pleasing citrus and pine odor with some strong vanilla undertones. Its strength has nothing to do with the fragrance as it is just right and will not flood a room with a few puffs.
The flavor blends in the scent well. It hs a woody and vanilla flavor that is great for those taste buds while leaving a sweet note.
What does it matter if it is coal, renewable, or nuclear energy? A power plant no matter how small still generates immense energy. Aptly named, Pure Power Plant does not only have a quick onset but it can be quite intense. As such, it is best avoided by beginners. At the very least, use just a small amount of herb to test it out first before gradually increasing the dosage.
In moderation, it delivers an uplifting high that enhances not only the mood but also induces a feeling of happiness. Often, users feel sociable and are likely to be talkative. It promotes mental clarity and creativity even as it sharpens the senses which, in turn, leads to having a sharper focus.
Gradually, a soothing sensation spreads down the body. Users then tend to feel relaxed but not likely to the point of being too lazy. However, it should be noted that overindulging may leave users in a couch-lock.
Before one forgets, experiencing dry mouth and eyes is a reminder that Pure Power Plant is cannabis. Such conditions become apparent with its use. Other than that, some people may have a mild headache or feel dizzy. In rare instances, a few users may feel a little paranoid.
Medical Use and Benefits
Pure Power Plant offers the best of both worlds. For recreational use, the uplifting mental high and mental clarity it induces is unparalleled. But this is also a highly regarded medical strain. As such, it has much to offer to the medical cannabis community.
Among its most notable traits is its ability to shut down stress. Besides letting people breathe easier rather than crumbling under pressure, it also has inherent benefits for people with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. As it induces a euphoric feeling, it gives a reprieve from anguish.
Pure Power Plant is also useful against physical discomforts. For instance, it helps reduce the pains caused by different medical conditions, especially chronic illnesses.
Throughout the day, the strain reinvigorates the tired body. Similar to getting an energy-boost from drinking espresso, it keeps people motivated and productive.
Growing Pure Power Plant
Pure Power Plant is an attractive plant with green leaves. It produces light green buds with orange-colored hairs and is covered by crystals.
Grown indoors, it thrives equally well regardless if growers use soil as a medium or hydroponics. The flowering period is between 8 to 9 weeks with each square meter having a yield of 400 to 500 grams.
For people fortunate to live in areas where it is legal to cultivate cannabis in the open, it thrives best in a Mediterranean-like climate. Without the constraints of a tight space, it can reach 100 to 140 centimeters. Come early October; growers should get their hands on some 600 grams of dense buds.
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