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A Soma Seeds creation, Lavender — sometimes called Lavender Kush — is an indica-dominant hybrid strain (cultivar) bred from four parents: Super Skunk, Big Skunk Korean, Afghani, and Hawaiian. Lavender produces dense buds with a moderate THC content, typically between 14% and 20%. It may not be the most potent strain, but it’s nonetheless reported to alleviate chronic pain while providing strong cerebral effects.

On the nose, Lavender flower aptly smells like lavender flowers, and some describe its aroma as a sensually spicy smell. The strain’s most ardent fans claim Lavender’s leaves sport one of the darkest purple colorations among cannabis plants (a byproduct of the presence of a group of flavonoids called anthocyanins). However, several strains exhibit similar purple hues.

Celebrated for a relatively short flowering cycle of eight to 10 weeks, Lavender is an easy strain (cultivar) for beginners to grow due to its resistance to various environmental conditions. But because it can grow up to 8 feet tall, cultivators must be prepared to accommodate the plant with the space it needs to thrive.

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Strain types

  • 60%Indica
  • 40%Sativa


  • Herbal
  • Lavender
  • Spicy
  • Sweet


  • Floral
  • Herbal
  • Lavender
  • Sweet


  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Humulene

  • Linalool

  • Myrcene



Lavenders has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Calming
  • Cerebral
  • Euphoria
  • Happiness
  • Relaxation
  • Uplifting

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Paranoia

Lavender consumers report that the strain lives up to its name, delivering a profoundly soothing sensation reminiscent of sipping warm lavender tea. Stress is known to melt away, replaced by a comforting blanket of relaxation. Users also laud Lavender’s strong cerebral effects, ushering in powerful euphoria.

The most common adverse effects reported about the Lavender strain are dry eyes and cottonmouth, so it’s always a good idea to have hydration handy before consumption. Some users have also reported feeling anxious or paranoid if they overconsume this strain.

Medical Applications

Anecdotal reports suggest that the Lavender cannabis strain helps alleviate feelings of anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain.
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Anxiety, Panic Disorders

The Lavender cannabis strain, like the lavender flower, contains the terpene linalool, making it especially effective at relieving anxiety. However, overconsumption of this strain may result in the opposite effect.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System

The relaxing effect of Lavender’s dominant terpene, linalool, paired with the sedative effect of the terpene myrcene, suggests it’s an ideal strain for people looking to combat bouts of restlessness and insomnia.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional



growing strains

Those interested in cultivating Lavender must consider that this strain requires a lot of room to thrive. It’s common for mature plants to reach or exceed 8 feet in height. But with ample space, Lavender can be successfully grown indoors, outdoors, or in a greenhouse and will reward its cultivators with signature purple hues. Its ideal harvest month is October if grown outdoors.


Lavender reportedly grows between 6-8 feet tall. Those looking to manage the height of their plants due to space restrictions and confidentiality may wish to grow a variety like Lavender using the sea of green (SoG) method. That is, selecting a mother plant and taking cuttings from the mother to grow smaller clones, which should only grow to a maximum of a few feet.

Humidity and Temperature

Lavender thrives in temperate, sunny climates, so maintaining temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal. Keep relative humidity levels between 50% and 60% during its seedling phase, after which humidity levels should remain between 40% and 50%.


Lavender’s flowering time is typically between eight and 10 weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Lavender marijuana strain good for?

The Lavender cannabis strain alleviates stress, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain.

Is the Lavender strain an indica or sativa?

Lavender is an indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain comprising 60% indica and 40% sativa genetics.

How does the Lavender strain make you feel?

Lavender has a reputation for producing a deeply relaxing high that has been reported to make people feel calm, happy, euphoric, and uplifted.

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