||South India; S.E. Asia|
|High||cerebral, uplifting, euphoric, sensual, stimulating, no negative side effects|
|Aroma||fruity, minty, sweet|
|Harvest time (outdoor)||October|
|Flowering time (indoor)||68 days|
|Yield dry (organic)||
500-550 gr/m2; 850-1200 gr. per plant outdoor
|Plant height||medium-slightly tall|
Kalichakra is named after the Indian goddess Kali (a consort of the ganja smoking Lord Shiva) and combines unique landrace genetics from South India and the Golden Triangle. Unlike typical Sativa's she grows extremely well indoor and has been known to perform satisfactorily even under low light. She is surprisingly adaptable, easy to grow, and a good choice for novice gardeners. Mother plants provide abundant clones. In hydroponics rapid growth can be expected.
Kalichakra responds well to being tied down and can grow an impressively large main cola from the even light distribution. However, due to the airy growth pattern light passes through to all flowering shoots. Therefore, you don’t have to tie down the plant unless you unexpectedly run into problems with height or have a very poor light source. We recommend this strain for SCROG and nearly all plants can be easily fitted into a SOG (sea of green) space despite the branchy growth. Due to the low odour this is a good choice as a 'stealth strain' for discreet cultivation.
Kalichakra grows fat conical shaped buds that usually peak in towers of calyxes. The calyx-to-leaf ratio is exceptionally good and makes harvesting very quick and simple. The phenotype with the long head bud dominating the plant is a 'keeper' (good choice as mother plant or breeding) for highest yields. With 4 weeks vegetative growth indoor under 400W HPS/m2 in quality soil the height of the plants averages between 100-120 cm. More than half tend to grow around the 100 cm mark. Plant height can be easily controlled by choosing a shorter vegetative time or pruning the top bud. The plants grow in a typical Sativa style with a Christmas tree shape and medium to long internodes. Some may need support towards the end of flowering to support the heavy buds, if the plant has not been pruned, or is not standing in close rows in a SOG setting. To maximise yield and strengthen upper branches it can be useful to remove the branches at the bottom 2-3 internodes on plants from seed before switching to the 12/12 light cycle. Although you can harvest after 68 days some plants from seed may still develop fatter buds for an extra week (clones tend to finish earlier). You can reduce the light cycle by an hour prior to harvest to speed up flowering if you are in a hurry.
This Sativa has good mold resistance thanks to our dedicated breeding goals in minimising undesirable genetic traits. Up to 42°N Kalichakra can deliver high yields outdoor and is one of the best strains available for hot, warm-temperate and tropical zones. In far northern climates we recommend a greenhouse. Results and harvest time will depend on plant care and local weather.
A sweet-minty taste accompanies most of the fragrant buds. The high is smooth and starts up leisurely. It is especially well suited for persons sensitive to a racy heart or anxiety. Kalichakra can have a very positive mood-enhancing effect which gives you a sunnier outlook on life. A warm and relaxed bodily sensation is not uncommon in combination with the functional, social high. It’s a great daytime smoke for all kinds of activities, but also helps you lie back and relax whenever you feel like it. You could call it balanced yin-yang ganja that unites the best of both worlds.
- exotic landrace
- bumper crops hydroponics/outdoor
- high calyx-leaf ratio
- easy to grow
- high mold resistance
- "stealth strain" with low odour level
- enjoyable Sativa high (no paranoia)
- lack of motivation
- broad-spectrum use
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super stoked to grow my mandala seeds out. shipping was a breeze. contacted them a couple times with questions and received prompt friendly responses. i’m currently growing 3 kalichakra's - luckily all 3 are female. just about to put them into flower. got a free feminized orient express that is already in flower. each plant is healthy and very vigorous. highly recommend mandala seeds if you like sativa. i will be a happily returning customer in the years ahead.
I received them in the mail and can't wait for spring. I'm at 2,050 M.
The fastest growing, largest, most vigorous and healthy plant I’ve ever grown. An absolute beast of a plant that grew over nine feet tall, 2.74 meters indoors, healthy from start to finish. Monstrous yield of beautiful buds, great high and when they cured they smelled of sweet flowers. Would make a great female for a breeding project. Great, healthy, vigorous genetics.
I planted these kalichakra plants where the soil is not great. It looks better than it is. Its all a burned coal pile that leaches the nitrogen right from the ground. I fed it twice cut the weeds back one time. I only went 5 times. So if you take away planting and harvest I only aided them three times. This is an amazing plant that thrives without having to go very often. A very important factor in keeping them hidden. This was my first time trying this plant. I do very much recommend Kalichakra for low maintenance growing.
Mandala Seeds came through with timely & stealthy delivery. I had ordered from another seed bank, but half of my order went missing. I'm looking forward to starting my own strain with Kalichakra and Rishi Kush. Thanks again, Mandala Seeds.