Lava Cake is one of the most delicious marijuana strains, with a chocolatey cake flavor as its base.
In the last couple of months, this strain has garnered a lot of attention because of its high demand in the cannabis market.
Below is everything you need to know about this strain.
This Indica dominant strain was bred by the Emerald family farm in Humboldt County, California. It was derived from the crossing of Grape Pie and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies strains.
Lava cake is also known as Lava cake #11. It became Lava cake #11 because it was the 11th phenotype that was successful after many attempts to perfect the strain.
Ever since, this Indica dominant strain has been highly sought after far and wide.
It became quite famous due to its simultaneous combination of physical relief and spirit-lifting properties in addition to its chocolate flavor.
This strain boasts a potency level of about 18%-22% THC, which is very suitable for both recreational and medical users alike.
This strain can serve as a way to relax at the end of a long day. And despite its rare status, it has found and held its position in the cannabis market.
The Growing Process
Practically speaking, it is very difficult to get a hold of Lava cake seeds. This secret recipe is said to be known only to the breeders, and it’s only available as a replica.
However; there are other strains known by the same name but with different parent genetics. In case you are lucky to come across this strain, make sure it is the Grape pie x Thin Mint Girl scout version.
Aside from the only difficulty which is getting the seed, Lava cake is simple to grow.
It grows a lot like its parent strain, with broad leaves on a medium-sized bushy plant. Depending on their exposure to light, they grow to a height of about seven feet.
Lava cake can be cultivated both in an indoor and outdoor setting. Cultivated indoors, the plants mature in about 9 weeks and give a yield of about 10 to 16 ounces per square meter.
In an outdoor setting, Lava cake can yield up to 14-18 ounces per plant during harvest.
To yield a good harvest, monitor the flowers and humidity closely and patiently to avoid powdery mildew.
Lava cake is very easy to plant, but the seed is hard to come by.
Lava cake plants grow like any other Indica, producing bushy plants with dense dark green foliage and broad water leaves.
They are often shaped like olive-green spades, covered with thin layers of trichomes.
As the flower grows, the foliage growth reduces. Lava cake plants produce big, thick colas. Each cola can be divided into smaller, densely packed nugs that differ in color, mostly from sage to dark green. Each one is covered with a thick layer of electric orange pistils and frosty trichomes.
Flavor and Aroma
Lava cake tastes just as it smells. It tastes like chocolate and mint, laced with fruity undertones especially on the exhale.
The inhale brings a hint of lemon and sweet dough-like notes forward. With each drag, the chocolate flavor becomes more intense while the smoke gets spicier.
Although this strain tastes like chocolates, mints, and fruits, its aroma is almost earthy.
A mixture of nuts, fruit, and pine announces its arrival and gives that mouth-watering effect.
One thing worthy to note is that Lava Cake was named for its mouth-watering and one-of-a-kind flavor, leaving you delighted and wanting more.
As an Indica dominant strain, Lava cake gives a soothing high that allows for a more relaxed attitude. As the high progresses, it accentuates your senses and leaves you feeling euphoric with just the slightest bit of energy.
However, this sensation dwindles and settles into your body, allowing you to slip into a very deep slumber.
Being a potent Indica, it possesses sedative tendencies if taken in large doses.
Lava cake has enough THC to cause an initial wave of euphoria. It’s a strain that causes giggles and laughter. It is often taken in small doses before a social event that doesn’t require a lot of movement.
Next time you are feeling stressed, or you just want to wind down and do nothing, try out Lava cake.
Lava Cake, like many other strains, is likely to cause cotton-mouth.
This is not a pleasant experience. And in most cases, it causes foul-smelling breath. Dry mouth can be managed by taking water or any hydrating fluid before and after taking this strain.
Lava cake also causes hunger, but it can also be managed by keeping a piece of cake or two near you.
This strain if taken in excess can cause panic, anxiety, and paranoia in some cases. This can be managed by taking this strain in moderate doses, especially if you aren’t a heavy smoker.
Lava cake can be used to treat medical conditions like chronic pain, lack of appetite (remember the piece of cake?), nausea, migraine, and headache.
However, its soothing and relaxing effects make it a good choice for relieving your mind of stress and worries.
It can be used effectively against anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
This strain has uplifting effects on the mind, takes away worries, and leaves you in a state of euphoria for a while.
Note that a certified doctor’s advice is needed before administering this strain for medical conditions. Also, keep in mind that it’s best to take this strain in moderate quantities.
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