Birthday Cake, also known as Birthday Cake Kush, is a cannabis strain known for its name and its favorable scent. It has colorful bright green and purple leaves coated with trichomes, similar to frosting on a cake. It also has a sweet, pungent, rich vanilla flavor much like a birthday cake or another tasty dessert.
This strain was first bred by mixing Cherry Pie and the iconic Girl Scout Cookies (GSC), which is a parent to many popular strains. Both Cherry Pie and Girl Scout Cookies are Indica-dominant hybrids, creating a strong strain that packs a punch. Like its parents, Birthday Cake is an Indica-dominant hybrid containing around 60% Indica, 40% Sativa, and 24%-26% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
The dominant terpenes in this strain include caryophyllene, limonene, and myrcene, which are ideal for treating pain, inflammation, stress, and insomnia. These terpenes have notes of mango, citrus, and thyme, contributing to Birthday Cake’s sweet flavor.
As an Indica-dominant hybrid, Birthday Cake is known for effects like relaxation, sedation, and euphoria. After ingesting Birthday Cake, users will feel their minds become uplifted while their bodies sink into whatever they’re sitting on. The couch lock is strong with this strain, making it perfect for relaxing at the end of a long, stressful day.
This strain is also revered for creating giddiness, so try it out at your next session with friends for good conversation and laughter. You may also notice some strong munchies come on after using Birthday Cake, so be sure to have some snacks on hand. When you’re ready to go to bed, Birthday Cake will help lull you into a peaceful sleep.
Birthday Cake is an easy strain for anyone to grow, from beginners to experts. It likes a hot, humid environment, but it’s vital to monitor humidity to ensure that mold doesn’t grow on the plant during cultivation. It can grow both indoors and outdoors, although it prefers slightly drier environments when grown outdoors.
This strain is fairly resistant to pests, which is a bonus for first-time growers. It reaches the flowering stage fairly quickly in about 8 to 9 weeks, and it typically grows to be roughly three feet tall. Using methods like topping can help maximize yields, which average around 450 grams per square meter of plant.
Other tips for growing this plant include using well-draining soil, giving it plenty of light, and providing structural support when grown outside.
What are cannabis strains? They are either pure or hybrid varieties of the plant genus cannabis, which includes the species C. sativa, C. indica, and C. ruderalis. To learn more, check out MarijuanaDoctors.com‘s directory of marijuana strains.