when can u tell indica from sativa

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by VER D, Jan 17, 2011.

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    VER D

    VER D Well-Known Member

    how long do u have to wait to tell if u have indica or sativa? and how
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    redrum83420

    redrum83420 Well-Known Member

    fat leaves are indica and skinny lefts are sativa is the best i can do for a answer.
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    MVNuggets

    MVNuggets Member

    Redrum's right, but it can usually take a while to tell between the leaves. Usually Indica's grow shorter and bushier while Sativa's grow taller. Sativa's also take far longer to finish maturing during flowering if it helps (usually 7-10 weeks).

    MVNugs
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    klmmicro

    klmmicro Well-Known Member

    You should be able to tell which type the plant is by the time the second set (after the bean leaves) come out. Hybrids are a bit harder and take a little longer. I would say it would be obvious whether it is Sativa or Indica dominate by day 15 after they start towards the light.
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    CONNISSUER

    CONNISSUER Active Member

    True indicas r usually short n bushhy with fat leaf fingers;
    True sativas are very tall, they can grow 10' to 20' feet outdoors with skinnier leaf figers. you shud be able 2 tell in at least 3 weeks.
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    Burger Boss

    Burger Boss Well-Known Member

    And don't forget that MOST strains are a combination of sativa and indica, so you can only get a clue as to whether YOUR plant is sativa or indica "dominate", maybe!
    However that said, the 2 fellows above are correct, "fat leaves", indica, "slim, narrow leaves", sativa.
    Good luck & good grow.......BB
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    Pureblood89

    Pureblood89 Well-Known Member

    You need to practice, here's an easy one, Indica or Sativa?

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    VER D

    VER D Well-Known Member

    ha indica but i mean how do u tell if dey just sprouted
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    MVNuggets

    MVNuggets Member

    There really isnt a way. Just gotta be patient.

    MVNugs
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    Brick Top

    Brick Top New Member


    If you purchased the beans then you should know what you purchased and if they are bagseed there is no way to know when; "dey just sprouted."

    Even later you cannot be 100% positive just by leaf shape. Some crosses will look more indica but have more or a sativa high and some will look more sativa but have more of an indica stone. Toss in different phenotypes and it can become even more difficult to guess.

    That's what you face when you grow mystery genetics. From start to finish you are dealing with something that is always at least partially an unknown.
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    VER D

    VER D Well-Known Member

    so i wont kno till i smoke it
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    tet1953

    tet1953 Well-Known Member

    Indicasaurus lol
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    Pureblood89

    Pureblood89 Well-Known Member

    my left hand was the most attractive part of that pic, good thing my fingerprints aren't on file!
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    Burger Boss

    Burger Boss Well-Known Member

    A rather misleading photo, basicaly showing only 1 leaf clearly; best guess: indica dominate.
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    Burger Boss

    Burger Boss Well-Known Member

    YOU don't know middle ground?? When the plant matures somewhat, it's leaves will take their predetermined shape, just NOT when "dey first sprouted". It is NOT necessary to wait and "smoke" the shit to determine indica or sativa. Good luck...BB
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    Pureblood89

    Pureblood89 Well-Known Member

    not really, you see my hand in that photo, it's just a small part of me but you already know what race i am. cannabis is the same way, once it shows what it is, it doesn't change.
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    Burger Boss

    Burger Boss Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I must politely beg to differ. I see nothing in that photo or the "palm" of the hand that would in ANYWAY indicate the race of the body attached to it. And just what has that to do with sativa or indica? BB

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