Bred by Paradise Seeds, Belladonna is the child of the popular Indica variety Super Skunk and an unknown Sativa strain. It gets its name from the toxic nightshade plant of the same name, though it’s a bit of a misnomer. The nightshade plant is known for its hallucinogenic effects, while this hybrid strain has a milder impact on its users.
Achieving a high from this strain takes time, and it’s easy to overdo it. Don’t expect immediate effects. With medium to high THC amounts, ranging from 15% to 26%, one hit is enough to keep most people stoned for several hours. This strain does not have high levels of CBD and tends to average around 1%.
Most commonly, the benefits of this strain include the increased ability to focus on creative tasks, increased energy, uplifting euphoria, and of course, relaxation. Since Belladonna delivers a high amount of THC, inexperienced smokers of this strain may find themselves anxious and paranoid.
Medicinal applications of this strain include the treatment of migraines and pain-relief from short-term or chronic conditions. Due to its focus-enhancing benefits, it may help those with attention deficit disorders stay on track. Though it’s Sativa-dominant, its relaxation properties can help insomniacs get some sleep.
When dosed appropriately, many users experience an uptick in their mood, marked by a cheerful grin and giddy laughter. Because of these effects, it’s an excellent strain to consider bringing to social events, concerts, and parties.
Belladonna packs a punch in the fragrance department. Thanks to its Super Skunk parentage, this strain has a strong odor, accented with a fruitiness that likely comes from its unknown Sativa parent. Like most fragrant strains, Belladonna tastes much like how it smells, presenting you with apparent notes of berry and peach. New smokers of this strain will likely be surprised at how smooth it hits the mouth.
It doesn’t require tons of prior experience to grow this beginner-friendly strain. It’s bred with resistance to mold, mildew, and fungi. Even though Belladonna is a Sativa-dominant strain at 60%, its growing patterns are akin to Indica varieties. The plant tends to cap off its height on the shorter side of 2 and a half feet and should reach flowering maturity in 8 to 9 weeks.
Like most outdoor-friendly cultivars, this strain tends to produce higher yields when grown outdoors. Try to time flowering and harvest for mid-October. If all this plant’s needs are met, an outdoor grown Belladonna plant can achieve prolific yields of up to 28 ounces per plant.
Indoors, Belladonna responds well to the Sea of Green growing technique. Due to its short stature, it’s a great candidate for growers seeking to harvest multiple plants in a small space. Under the proper conditions, an indoor-grown plant will achieve up to 18 ounces per square meter.