The Grandfather Christmas of Autoflowering Strains
As the first genuine autoflowering marijuana strain, Lowryder is a big name and the granddaddy of them all amongst the cannabis community. Named for her tiny stature, autoflowering isn’t this herb's only talent - fast-growing and flavorful, this is a weed that’s worth growing several batches at once, because once you’ve toked this strain you’ll struggle to give it up.
It takes time and patience to breed a strain like this, and selective breeding across nine generations was necessary to accomplish such a feat. William’s Wonder is responsible for Lowryder’s scent and structure, Mexican Rudy donated her size and flavor, and Northern Lights #2 gave this marijuana her all-important potency. With a lineage like that, it’s no wonder this strain is one of the most popular on the market.
Discrete to grow and to smoke, the sweet pine scent and citrus notes of Lowryder have been accurately labeled as ‘the smell of Christmas’, and we’re inclined to agree that her flavor and effects invite something of a holiday feeling.
The slow-building cerebral buzz of this cannabis is well-balanced with clearheadedness and a lightness of body that eases every aching muscle. As such, it’s no wonder that the medical marijuana (MMJ) community love this strain for her pain-relieving properties, and those seeking psychological salvation can enjoy her benefits too.
Growing this weed is a breeze, since her flowering period is short, and she’s a small enough strain to cultivate and manage anywhere. Lowryder Auto doesn’t make for a particularly big yield, but given how many times you can grow her in a year, you’ll still find yourself with a steady supply.
Flavor and Fragrance of Lowryder Autoflower
When tokers compare the scent of a strain to the smell of Christmas, you know that ganja is going to be a gift - and the sweet and mellow aroma of Lowryder really is. With faint notes of pine and strong citrus notes, there aren’t very many smokers that would turn their nose up at this strain.
In flavor, that sweetness expands to include a delectable fruitiness that emphasizes the smooth and buttery pine notes in the smoke - lemon and butterscotch, anyone?
The very definition of ‘small and mighty’, though Lowryder Auto looks like a cute baby cannabis, she’s punchier than you’d expect. THC levels in this strain tend to vary from 10% to 20%, but no matter where she falls you’ll find yourself on the receiving end of a pleasant cerebral buzz.
More of a slow-builder, there’s no need to worry about getting overwhelmed with this herb, as she’ll start off gentle before intensifying to a soaring high that has you floating on Cloud 9.
While you’re drifting up there in the sky, you’ll find your mind filled with an elated feeling that boosts your mood whilst keeping you focused and clear-headed, courtesy of Lowryder’s Sativa side.
Soon after, this herb's Indica effects will begin to drift in, your body feeling light enough to stay up in the clouds whilst stress is soothed from every knot and kink. As you can imagine, that makes this a choice weed for introspection, and practicing meditation, as peaceful feelings are unavoidable with this stuff.
All the while, you’ll stay alert and ready to go, since this isn’t a weed that lends itself to couchlock - though give it a few hours, and once she brings you back to earth, you’ll be off to dreamland in no time.
Considered to be ideal after-work cannabis, Lowryder Autoflower will increase focus and usher in good cheer to help you dedicate your time to something a little more soul-happy at the end of the day.
Medical Uses of Lowryder Autoflower
There are substantial medical and therapeutic benefits to Lowryder Auto that continue to make this strain an absolute gift. Notable for bestowing serenity, calm, and an uplifted mood on tokers, consuming this strain can ease psychological ailments such as anxiety, stress and depression.
A joint of Lowryder can increase focus, both recreationally and medicinally, and as such can be used to great effect to improve attention span and concentration levels. These properties make this ganja a potent choice for those suffering from attention disorders such as ADD and ADHD, as her calming effects can also reduce hyperactivity.
Favored by patients who struggle with a variety of aches and pains, this weed will work wonders on the symptoms of arthritis, migraine and fibromyalgia. Capable of reducing nausea and vomiting, Lowryder can also be used to great effect by those suffering from the side effects of chemotherapy.
A surprisingly strong strain, this pot is likely to cause at least some adverse reactions, usually along the lines of dry eyes and cottonmouth, which can be easily remedied by ensuring you stay hydrated at all times.
For newbies and those with lower THC tolerances, these side effects could worsen to include dizziness, heightened anxiety and increased paranoia, and so we’d recommend switching to a strain that’s less potent, or reducing your dosage.
Growing Lowryder Autoflower Seeds
As an autoflowering strain, these seeds don’t rely on light cycles to flower, and will remain fairly small throughout their lifespans at no more than 12 inches. Due to this independence, this strain will thrive in almost any environment, even in colder climes - meaning that those new to cannabis cultivation can grow this marijuana with only basic skills and knowledge, and may not even need to have a grow room in place to succeed.
Since she’s a little lady, this ganja will produce fewer bugs when compared to taller strains, and so a decent yield is only guaranteed when employing a Sea of Green (SoG) setup, where cultivators grow several plants at once, or several batches.
Ideal for a windowsill or balcony, this tiny plant can be grown almost anywhere, and is neither conspicuous nor strong in odor. What’s more, with a 5-week flowering stage, no nosy neighbor will have time to notice what you’re up to before you’re harvesting 50 grams of nugs per square meter.
Outdoors, if planted in a good location that’s nice and warm, Lowryder’s yield will go up considerably, to between 60 and 90 grams of buds per plant. Since she only takes 60 days to get to this stage, why not enjoy several harvests a year and keep that stash stocked up?
Stick with the warmer months and avoid the winter though, as though she’s a toughy, this strain doesn’t do well in frosty weather, despite her popularity in countries like Canada and Finland.
Cannabis of Christmas cheer and Christmas flavors - that’s Loweryder Autoflower in a nut(cracker) shell. Sweet citrus and pine notes are only the first gifts of this strain, since her cerebral highs have you walking in the air as they slowly intensify to clear the head, calm the mind and ease the body into bliss.
A miracle of medicinal marijuana, for a low CBD strain, Lowryder can still pull her weight, ideal for soothing the symptoms of arthritis and fibromyalgia, alongside her many benefits for patients with mental health concerns.
Since this weed doesn’t rely on light cycles, she doesn’t need to rely on you either - she’ll grow in almost any environment that isn’t too frosty, and matures quickly in around 5 weeks. For seasoned growers, she’s a doddle, and for newbies - what better than a strain where you literally can’t go wrong?
|Variety||Indica / Sativa|
|Harvest Month||All Year|
|Flowering Time||8-10 Weeks|
|THC Content||High (15-20%)|
|CBD Content||Low (0-1%)|