We already know Indica and Sativa cannabis strains. But did you also heard of Cannabis Ruderalis?
Ruderalis has its name from the word ruderal. Ruderal, in the plant world is a plant that despite the environment isn’t “friendly” will grow. Some believe that ruderalis is a descendant of indica cannabis strains. The ruderalis adapted to the harsh climate and the shorter growing season of the northern regions. Ruderalis can be found in areas in Asia, Central/eastern Europe and specifically Russia.
The biggest difference between indica/sativa and ruderalis is that the ruderalis is not a photoperiod cannabis plant. This means that it will start flowering according to its maturity. So it will flower even if the plants receives more sunlight than 12 hours. Ruderalis hybrids nowadays usually begin to flower between 21 and 30 days after the seeds have been planted, regardless of the light cycle. This is why most ruderalis hybrids are attributed as “autoflowering” strains.