White Rhino is another strain whose parentage remains a mystery; while we know White Widow is its direct ancestor, we have no idea what other strain was used to produce this powerful Indica. Even in this day and age of meticulous attention to detail, some strains seem to fall through the cracks. The White Rhino strain is a hybrid with around 80% Indica genetics and 20% Sativa genetics, despite being sold as an Indica. This means that a small amount of Sativa effects will follow its hard-hitting Indica impact, allowing for a small cerebral high to accompany your mellow body high.
The White Rhino high is known for its slight delay trigger, which gives the user the impression that their bud is faulty in some way. However, after a little while, the full impact will hit you hard. The first effects would be intense euphoria, as well as a general numbness of the body, with a good head rush to go along with it. This is accompanied by a pleasant sense of peace and tranquility, as well as an overpowering desire to take a short nap as the high winds down. White Rhino’s relaxation is radically different from that of most other Indica strains.
While many strains give you a sense of calm and an overwhelming desire to watch your favorite TV show on repeat, White Rhino’s high has an introspective pull. However, by the end, tiredness normally wins out, making White Rhino an excellent choice for those who have trouble sleeping at night. Because of these sedative effects, White Rhino is better held as an evening strain to avoid nodding off during the day. The slight tingling sensation that comes with the high will not only soothe and calm you but will also leave you feeling strangely warmed and fulfilled.
Appearance and Flavor
White Rhino got its name from its oddly pointy leaf and bud shapes, which resemble a rhinoceros horn protruding from the plant. Each of the plants grow bushy and large, as do most Indica hybrids, but they can also grow extremely tall. The buds are light green in color, each having a layer of snowy white trichomes, giving it the appearance of sugar coating. White Rhino has a distinct earthy scent that is backed up by elements of heavy wood, such as oak and maple, similar to its parent strain, White Widow. When first cracking open the bud, expect to smell the peace and tranquility of an old woodland scene, as well as a persistent sweetness reminiscent of sweet tree sap. Its flavor follows suit, with strong notes of wood and sweet earthiness.
White Rhino, as a high-strength Indica hybrid, is known to be highly effective in treating mental illnesses. Excess stress, anxiety, and depression are only a few of the symptoms that a variety of strains claim to be able to help with. Because of its high THC content, the White Rhino strain is able to have a major impact on the CB1 receptor in the body’s endocannabinoid system. This enables the brain to reduce negative thoughts and emotions while also encouraging the production of serotonin and other beneficial neurochemicals. White Rhino is also able to treat chronic pain stemming from many different conditions. As its potent body high washes over you, prepare to experience a numbing sense of relaxation mentally and physically. Possibly the most common medicinal feature of White Rhino is its ability to fight insomnia. Because of its hypnotic, couch-locking effects, White Rhino, like many Indicas, is excellent at encouraging users to fall asleep.
White Rhino is very popular amongst growers, given the high yields it can produce! It’s a great strain to grow hydroponically because it makes better use of space, while still allowing you to create a high-nutrient environment. You’ll want to give your White Rhino a lot of nitrogen and potassium at the beginning of its life and during its development cycle. To encourage lateral development, try to hold the plant adequately topped by snipping off the very top of the growth every now and then.
You may also try snipping away at some of the plant’s extraneous growths at the bottom, as they tend to yield inferior bud. Keep White Rhino at a comfortable temperature of 68-80 degrees Fahrenheit and a high humidity level, and you won’t have any trouble growing this classic Indica strain. Make sure you give it plenty of food! After a nine week flowering period, you can expect a whopping 31 ounces per square yard if grown indoors! If you decided to grow your White Rhino plants outdoors, you can expect to harvest about 40 ounces of potent bud per plant.
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