Mimosa is quickly becoming a popular strain in the cannabis industry. Also known as “Purple Mimosa”, Mimosa was created by Symbiotic Genetics as a cross between Purple Punch and Clementine.
Just like a Mimosa at breakfast or brunch, it could perk you up and make you more sociable, but if you overdo it, you’ll feel sleepy and will feel more like sleeping than chatting.
Is Mimosa an Indica or Sativa?
Mimosa is Sativa-dominant, which means it produces uplifting and happy effects and can be consumed during the day.
The buds are relatively small and compact, with olive-green leaves, amber hairs, and a coating of crystal white trichomes.
Mimosa Strain Flavors and Aromas
The Clementine and Purple Punch genetics combine to create a sweet, sour, and slightly tropical flavor profile. The citrus notes are pronounced in both aroma and flavor, like peeling open a fresh clementine.
Just like its namesake, the Mimosa strain is sharp, tangy, sweet, and uplifting.
Mimosa Strain Cannabinoids and Terpenes
The unique flavors of Mimosa are produced by high levels of the fruity and earthy Myrcene, as well as smaller concentrations of the citrusy Limonene and the sour Pinene.
The THC content hovers around 20% and seems to fall between 19% and 23% on average.
How Does Mimosa Make You Feel?
The Sativa-dominant Mimosa strain is more uplifting than sedating. In smaller doses, it could give you the motivation you need to get stuff done, as well as a creative spark that makes it a sensible choice for artists, musicians, and writers.
Its painkiller potential is pretty limited at lower doses, but you’ll still benefit from an all-over relaxation and should feel happier and less anxious, as well.
To combat insomnia, deal with chronic pain, and facilitate a long and relaxing night, just increase the dose. You’ll feel sleepier and less inclined to work or study, but it adds a new dimension that makes it preferable for nighttime smoking.
To summarize, small doses will make you feel more energetic, motivated, and creative and are suitable for morning and afternoon smoking. Larger doses are best left for the late evening and will make you sleepy and sedate, without necessarily giving you couch-lock.
Side effects include dry eyes, cottonmouth, increased hunger, tiredness, and lethargy, and are dependent on dose and user tolerance.
Is Mimosa a Good Strain?
Mimosa is a very good strain, but it all depends on what you’re looking for.
If you like citrus flavor profiles with sweet and sour flavors and uplifting effects, it’s great. If you prefer earthier flavors, strong effects, and the “couch-lock” that you typically get with Indica strains, Mimosa probably isn’t for you.
As a medical marijuana strain, it definitely has its merits, but most users are recreational.
Growing the Mimosa Strain
In 2018, the Mimosa strain finished second place in the Cannabis Cup and has been on an upward trajectory ever since. If you have some cultivation experience, it’s a good choice for your growing room or fields (Mimosa is not ideal for complete beginners). It can be grown both indoors and outdoors and produces the highest yields outdoors.
The buds usually flower in about 8 to 9 weeks and the plants can grow to over 7 feet. The plant should be ready for harvest about 85 days after growing.