Ruderalis weeds never actually got the fame they deserved. This underdog that gave the world three brilliant cannabis subspecies has finally gained well-earned respect, all thanks to the grower’s continuous efforts in revolutionizing the genes of autos.

But, there are many everyday consumers who are still unaware of this impressive cannabis variety. So, here is a blog, fully-dedicated to unveiling the hidden talents of ruderalis.

Let’s begin!


What is cannabis ruderalis?

Cannabis ruderalis is believed to be originated thousands of years ago in the areas of Central and Eastern Europe, to be precise Russia, as well as in Asia. And today, this variety is normally grown like a weed.

Ruderalis is also termed as Ruderal by botanists, meaning something that sprouts in the waste ground or amid the rubbish. Ruderalis is a type of cannabis plant that escaped the cultivation process followed by humans and adapted to the extreme climates of the places it was first found.

Even though ruderalis is considered as the third type of cannabis along with Sativa and Indica, but genetically cannabis ruderalis falls between these two types.


Is ruderalis similar to hemp?

Hemp is a term used for referring selectively bred cannabis that has lesser THC levels. Anything with 0.3% THC is considered as hemp in the U.S., while the limit is between 0.2 – 0.3% THC in Europe.

Even though ruderalis typically have low THC levels, around 3%, it is still more than hemp.

Hemp is a versatile plant that has been cultivated by humans for millennia and has been used for various purposes like making biofuel, health supplements, fabrics, paper, and new a few.

But ruderalis weeds only have one purpose, that is, breeding.


How is it different from Sativa, Indica, and hybrids?

  • Sativa thrives best in a hot climate and has slim, tall, thin, finger-like leaves.
  • Indica thrives best in a cold climate and has shorter, bushier, and wider leaves.
  • Hybrids are a mix of both Sativa and Indica and display qualities of both. They grow vigorously and have good resistance.
  • Ruderalis, on the other hand, are wild cannabis that has adapted to the extreme temperature and environment. They have very short stature and chunky buds. This variety can grow among rubbish as a weed.


How did ruderalis receive fame in recent years?

Ruderalis have a few sought-after qualities. First of all, they do not rely on daylight hours to start blooming. The blooming process totally relies on the age of the plant.

Cannabis ruderalis developed autoflowering traits as a result of comparatively short summers with extended daylight hours in its original environment. Its autoflowering capability has allowed ruderalis to be bred into new cannabis strains.

When ruderalis are crossed with top quality Sativa, Indica, or hybrid cannabis, the resulting strain is developed with the autoflowering quality.

The autoflowering quality reduces the stress of offering the plant proper lighting schedules.


Wrapping up

The information in this blog evidently shows that ruderalis has more to offer than a cannabis user expects.

So, take a plunge into experiencing Ruderalis weeds by connecting with Homegrown Cannabis Co.