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Black Orchid

Cross the classic strains Gelato and OG Kush, and you get the flavorful and aromatic Black Orchid strain. Originally bred by Wonderbrett, Black Orchid is an indica-dominant hybrid strain (cultivar) reputed to have intensely relaxing effects.

Blueberries, cream, and a hint of citrus round out a succulent flavor profile, while delicate aromas of deep florals and blackberry pie add more intrigue. Seasoned cultivators recognize this marijuana strain for its slender orange hairs and frosty trichomes tinted in deep purple hues.

At nearly 20% THC, Black Orchid is a potent cannabis strain that may fatigue you. Other users report feeling a heady high and experiencing fits of giggles.

Cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC

18%-20%

Cannabidiol

CBD

1%

Strain types

  • 70%Indica
  • 30%Sativa

Aromas

  • Berry
  • Pie
  • Woody

Flavors

  • Blueberry
  • Citrus
  • Cream
  • Sour

Terpenes

Black Orchid’s terpene profile consists of beta-caryophyllene, limonene, and humulene, producing woodsy, floral aromas and creamy, blueberry flavors. This blend of terpenes contributes to the strain’s pain-relieving effects.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Humulene

  • Limonene

Flavonoids

Effects

Black Orchids has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Pain Relief
  • Relaxing

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth

Black Orchid users report a relaxing high that hits the mind and body equally. Some describe the experience as tranquil and tension-relieving, making it the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing evening on the couch.

Medical Applications

Black Orchid reviewers report using this indica hybrid for various medical purposes. Its moderate-to-high THC levels provide a sleepy high that helps quell insomnia and chronic pain.
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Insomnia

Indica strains and indica-dominant hybrids like Black Orchid are known for helping people fall asleep, which is one reason why many users prefer to consume it at night.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Headache & Migraine

Cannabis’ ability to modulate serotonin transmission can help relieve the intensity and frequency of headaches in some cases.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System

Dosing

Growing

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Strain creator Wonderbrett has kept their growing strategies top secret, and little information is available on how to cultivate Black Orchid. However, anecdotal reports indicate that this is a beginner-friendly strain to grow indoors or outdoors.

Height

Up to eight feet

Humidity and Temperature

While climate information on Black Orchid is hard to come by, during the flowering stage, most cannabis plants require about 40% air humidity in mild, temperate conditions, no higher than 75 degrees.

Flowering

8-9 weeks

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Black Orchid Good For?

Black Orchid is good for decompressing after a stressful day and getting a head start on feeling sleepy. It’s also beneficial for chronic pain, insomnia, and headaches.

How Does Black Orchid Make You Feel?

The Black Orchid weed strain can induce profound feelings of tranquility, simultaneously easing the mind and body. The strain is best used at night and helps many users achieve better sleep quality.

Is Black Orchid an Indica or Sativa?

Black Orchid is a strong hybrid strain of 70% indica and 30% sativa.

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