The effect provided by sativa plants can generally be described as being more energizing and uplifting (their reputation for focus and creativity makes them a popular ‘day time’ choice). Within the sativa seed category, different strains will also present unique characteristics associated with a particular plant.
Sativa strains are found growing naturally in many regions of the southern hemisphere including South America, Africa and Southeast Asia. They are known for growing tall and produce distinctive long narrow leaves. They tend to have a longer flowering period than indica plants.
Sativas are known for their tendency to reach for the light which can cause plants grown from sativa seeds to ‘stretch’ in during the growing process. This can lead to the need for some management to contain the growth in a grow room environment. In sunnier, warmer regions outdoor plants can grow up to 2 – 3 meters tall.