Now that you know the difference between indica and sativa strains, hybrids are made from a parent of each. Botanists look for certain characteristics between the two categories and then mash them together to create a hybrid strain.
Sounds like a science project? It is. Being able to create these hybrids is very beneficial not only to the smoking community, but to the medical community as well. It helps to better understand the plant and to create medicinal strains that will be able to help multitudes of people.
Hybrids come in three main types; indica-dominant, sativa-dominant, and 50/50. Let’s say for example that your medicinal needs require something to help fight depression, give you an energy boost, and relieve pain. You might want to give a sativa-dominant hybrid a try.
Please note: This in no way a physician’s recommendation or to be used in place of seeing your regular care physician.
Not only are hybrids beneficial to the smokers and medicinal users, but it is also beneficial to growers. The growers? What? Yes!
Sativa strains are known to grow very tall and are usually best grown outdoors. Indica strains are known to grow short, but very bushy and are best suited for growing indoors. The downfall to growing straight indica strains indoors is because it they require a lot of space and tend to grow wider than their sativa counterpart.
Thus, once again, the hybrids take center stage. Growers can control how much space is going to be used, know how much (roughly) their plant will yield, and have a near dead on time for when the plant will be ready for harvest. As a grower, these are very beneficial things to know.
I see nothing but good things coming in the future of hybrid strains.