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Top 5 Exotic Strains to Grow in 2023

Added 18 May 2023

Since our founding in 2008, we at Exotic Seed have been at the cutting edge of cannabis innovation. Our dedication to excellence can be seen in the list of more than 30 trophies we've won at major cannabis contests like Expogrow Irun, Spannabis, and Indica Sativa Bologna.  

As industry leaders, we focus on breeding the most unique and exotic strains with the highest yields to give our consumers the best possible growing experience. Mango Cream, Lemon Candy, Malasana Cookies, Tropical Fuel, and Tangerine Kush are five of our favorite exotic strains for 2023 that we're thrilled to share with you here. All cannabis connoisseurs and cultivators should try one of these strains because of their unique characteristics.


Mango Cream

Our Mango strain is an exquisite fusion of a selected Somango clone with a Blueberry and New York Diesel cross. This indica-dominant strain boasts a robust structure, short internodal distances, and a unique 'Christmas Tree' type columnar shape.  

The dense, resinous flowers feature an average calyx-leaf ratio and occasional 'foxtails,' making it a stunning addition to any garden. 

Mango Cream's delightful aroma combines citrus notes with sweet fruity tones and hints of skunk, derived from its diesel lineage. 


Lemon Candy 

Our Lemon strain is a predominantly Sativa hybrid, created from the unique combination of an American Indica and NYCD. This medium-yield plant, producing up to 400 grams per square meter, boasts a complex, tantalizing aroma that marries zesty citrus scents with the sweet notes inherited from its mother. 

Users can expect a medium-strength effect, offering an active, uplifting experience followed by a gentle physical relaxation. Lemon Candy shines in extractions, where its distinctive characteristics are enhanced, making it a favorite for dry extractions.


Tropical Fuel Strain 

Tropical Fuel, a remarkable variant of the popular Tropicana Cookies F2, is an Indica-dominant strain boasting an intense orange juice and fuel-like aroma. With a flowering time of 8 weeks, it produces resinous, eye-catching reddish-purple flowers. The unique terpene profile results in a flavor reminiscent of lime, grapefruit, and citrus fruits.  

Tropical Fuel offers an initial euphoric and stimulating effect, perfect for sparking creativity, which mellows into a relaxed state as it progresses. Highly recommended for resin extraction enthusiasts and experienced users 


Malasana Cookies Strain 

Malasaña Cookies is a captivating Indica-dominant hybrid, combining Thin Mint Cookies and Herz OG genetics. This exotic strain boasts high THC levels, delivering a powerful, long-lasting effect. Aesthetically, it flaunts purple flowers and abundant resin, perfect for extraction enthusiasts.  

The complex aroma, a fusion of lemon cookies and fresh lime, enchants the senses. With an indoor yield of 450-500 gr/m2 and up to 650 gr/plant outdoors, Malasaña Cookies is a top choice for growers seeking a unique, flavorful, and potent cannabis experience. 


Tangerine Band 

This Tangerine strain is a result of the search for new crosses and tests with different parents that we regularly carry out, there has been a variety that we particularly liked for its effect and flavor, since we could consider it as an update of one of the first varieties that we launched in our catalogue, Tangerine Kush. 

In this way, the cross between Headband x Hippie Og with Tangerine Kush has resulted in easier genetics to grow, maintaining very similar production and flowering times, as well as a fresher and fruitier citrus aroma, its effect being active and happy. 


Frequently asked questions concerning growing the most exotic plant


Which kinds of soil are ideal for the cultivation of cannabis?


Cannabis plants require a soil that is well-draining and airy in order to thrive. An excellent mixture might include one part peat moss or coconut coir, one part garden loam or vermiculite, and one part perlite or vermiculite. Numerous cultivators augment the mixture with the addition of beneficial microorganisms or nutrients. It is also possible to purchase ready-made soil mixtures that have been developed particularly for the cultivation of cannabis.

What kind of watering schedule should I follow for my cannabis plants?


The frequency of watering is determined by a number of different elements, such as the size of the plant, the temperature, the amount of light, the size of the pot, and the stage of growth. The rule of thumb is to water the plant whenever the top two cm of soil are dry to the touch. One of the most typical errors is overwatering. Always check to see that the pot has adequate drainage to avoid being waterlogged.


Where can I find the perfect temperature and humidity levels for growing cannabis?


The temperature range of 20°C to 30°C during the light time is generally considered to be optimal for cannabis plants, with a decrease of approximately 5°C occurring during the dark period. The relative humidity should be between 60 and 70% while the plant is a seedling or clone, between 40 and 60% when it is in the vegetative growth stage, between 40 and 50% when it is in the flowering stage, and then between 30 and 40% in the last weeks before harvest. These factors may contribute to the overall improvement of the plant's health and productivity.


How can I increase the amount of cannabis I harvest from my grow?


There are a number of considerations involved in optimizing yield. Particularly important for an indoor grow is having adequate lighting. In order to thrive, cannabis plants require a specific quantity and ratio of nutrients, and proper nutrient management is an absolute necessity. By exposing more of the plant to light, certain training procedures, such as low stress training (LST), high stress training (HST), and screen of green (ScrOG), can also boost production.


How will I know when the cannabis plants in my garden are ready to be harvested?


The color of the trichomes, which are the small glandular hairs on the buds that create resin, can be used to help decide the appropriate time to harvest the plant. When the plant is young, the trichomes are transparent, but as it matures, they change to a milky white color, and then to an amber color. In general, a more potent product can be obtained by harvesting cannabis when the majority of its trichomes are white and only a few of them are amber. After the beginning of the flowering stage, this phase usually takes place 8–12 weeks later, however it varies according on the strain.


What kinds of nutrients are most beneficial for cannabis plants, and how should those nutrients be applied to the plants?


Micronutrients, such as calcium, iron, and magnesium, are essential for the growth of cannabis plants. However, macronutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, also known as N-P-K, are also required. During the stage in which they are vegetative, they have a greater demand for Nitrogen, whereas during the stage in which they are flowering, they have a greater demand for Phosphorus and Potassium. The growth stage, the particular strain, and the kind of growing media all have an impact on the amount of nutrients that should be given to the irrigation water as well as how frequently they should be added. It is important to exercise caution in order to prevent over-fertilization, which can be detrimental to the plants.