Pineapple Express is the offspring of popular strains Trainwreck and Hawaiian. This sativa hybrid strain is popular for its fruity sweet mango and apple flavor and a taste of pine, cedar and of course, pineapple. You will find this a resounding strain that will make you feel energetic and creative. If you are looking for more than just an uplifting sativa, then Pineapple Express is the strain for you.
This strain is not just amazing to consume but also to cultivate because it is easy to moderate to grow, a perfect challenge for any beginner cannabis grower. Pineapple Express is one of the best strains in the market and currently one of Leafly’s top 100 strains. And if you are looking for a natural and effective strain to counteract stress and depression, Pineapple Express may be the strain you have been looking for.
Pineapple Express Effects
Pineapple Express is from parent strains that can give you that amazing buzz which is why this strain also provides the same effect but in a more profound and relaxing way. You see, Pineapple Express is a hybrid strain that will make you feel happy, euphoric and even uplifted. You will feel energetic and ready to do almost anything. You will feel the creative juices flowing after taking Pineapple Express. But as the effects of this strain wear out, you will feel relaxed and ready to sleep. There won’t be any stoney or overwhelming headaches after.
Pineapple Express Medical Effects
One of the most common popular uses of Pineapple Express is pain relief. It is an effective analgesic for all types of pain: headaches, migraines, chronic pain, post-surgical pain and so on. You can also count on Pineapple Express to counter pain due to procedures and other medical concerns. If you are looking for a natural way to reduce stress and depression, then this is your strain. It can help stop stress and depression without relying on medications that will only make you feel worse. It will completely calm and relax you and of course make you feel more focused and uplifted so you can go about your day.
Pineapple Express is also a good strain to reduce physical and mental fatigue. If you have frequently struggled with fatigue or that overwhelming heavy feeling day by day then you need to start your day with this hybrid strain. Recommended as a daytime strain, Pineapple Express will curb fatigue and make you bright and shiny even if you had a rough night.
Pineapple Express Negative Effects
Just like most cannabis strains, Pineapple Express gives you a cotton mouth. Your mouth will feel as dry as an ancient parchment! This is all because of the natural effects of THC which is actually present even in users who consume marijuana by using tinctures, eating edibles and supplements, not just by smoking or vaping.
This strain also causes dry eyes and red eyes which are very common in most cannabis strains. Those who are new to using Pineapple Express may also feel anxious and paranoid which will gradually wear off. As you regularly use this strain, you will feel less and less anxious and paranoid as well. Dizziness is also possible and may be avoided by starting on a small dose. You can gradually work your way up once you have grown accustomed to its effects.
Pineapple Express Growing Information
Pineapple Express is easy to moderate to grow and can reach a height of more than 78 inches. Give this strain the best growing environment and you will get a bountiful yield. This hybrid strain flowers in just 7 to 9 weeks and therefore you get a return of your invested time and efforts in just a few weeks.
Pineapple Express may be grown indoors or outdoors but to fully take advantage of its growth and development, this strain should be grown outdoors. It can actually stretch 100 to 200% from its natural height. This strain is from the hybrid Trainwreck and from the sativa Hawaiian strain. It was developed by G13 Labs, Pineapple Express has a strong fruity aroma that can make you feel high, energetic and creative.
Growing Pineapple Express
There is no single type of Pineapple Express. This strain has a variety of phenotypes that grow in different ways. This hybrid strain actually has indica-dominant phenotypes as well as sativa varieties as well. Therefore you need to consider that taking care of one phenotype could be different from cultivating another phenotype.
This strain can be left to grow tall and stately or rounded and bushy depending on its breed but if you want to grow it indoors, top and crop it to grow into a well-rounded bush. Pineapple Express’ branches can grow large and heavy especially when buds are forming. Support the branches so the plant won’t topple over or bend.
You can grow this strain in almost all medium however growing it in soil will help preserve its natural, heavenly and fruity aroma. You can grow it in pots, final pots or you can grow it directly from your garden soil.
Pineapple Express prefers moderate to warm climates from 70 to 85 degrees. You might want to think twice about growing this strain if you live in a region or country with colder climates.
Protect this plant from heavy winds when growing outdoors. This plant naturally grows large stems and large buds and could be hard for the plant to handle. Propping it or tying it up would do the trick.
Use silica products to keep the stems large and healthy. This will also strengthen the stems to support heavy and rich buds. When growing indoors, use a small fan or oscillating fan to blow a gentle breeze under the plants. This will strengthen the stems as the plants grow.
Use only organic nutrients for your plants. These are safe, effective and all-natural which means your plants will be in tip top shape and ready to give you great yields.
Protect your plants from molds by watering only when soil is dry and never when it is wet or damp.