Mimosa is a hybrid marijuana strain made by crossing Clementine with Purple Punch. In small doses, this strain produces happy, level-headed effects that will leave you feeling uplifted and motivated enough to take on any mundane task. In large doses, Mimosa may make you feel sleepy and relaxed. This strain has a strong aroma and flavor that reminds you of its namesake – with notes of fruit and citrus flavors bursting through. Medical marijuana patients choose this strain to help relieve symptoms associated with depression and stress. Mimosa is a rising star in the cannabis community, so don’t pass up an opportunity to enjoy this special strain.
Much like the highly anticipated brunch beverage, the Mimosa strain is a great way to enjoy your day. Breeders at the rather mysterious Symbiotic Genetics have developed an interesting cross between Purple Punch and Clementine, and so far it’s been receiving rave reviews. A great way to indulge in the morning, Mimosa is starting to build a name for herself pretty quickly.
Given that this strain’s THC levels can vary quite a bit, newer users will want to proceed with caution – some variations only reach about 17% while the high end is closer to 30%. Nugs tend to be pretty dense with a deep olive tone and super bright white trichomes. As you’d imagine, the flavors and aromas of Mimosa are akin to the drink it’s named for, with sweet and sour notes blending with fruit for a delicious morning treat!
Those who depend on a strong cup of coffee in the morning to get themselves moving may want to replace that habit with this bud instead. Mimosa includes instant mental effects that infuse a spirit of ultimate joy into your life along with a sense of energy that keeps you engaged and focused for hours. Bodily effects tend to accompany this lift, with tingles that run from head to toe. Despite this seemingly relaxing physical attribute, you’ll only start to become lethargic if you indulge too heavily.
Mimosa is a great choice for medical users who need to start their day off on the right foot. Issues of stress and depression are easily dissolved, and anyone who struggles with fatigue will be overjoyed with the boost of energy they experience. Other issues including pain, nausea, and appetite loss will also be quelled. Although Mimosa might make you feel amazing, keep in mind that it should be used only in the daytime to avoid keeping you up all night.
Freshly on the market in 2018, Mimosa seeds are still pretty hard to track down. Even information about her breeder is difficult to come across, so the likelihood of needing to cultivate this plant at home is minimal. However, if you do find yourself gifted with the opportunity, prepare yourself for a very fragrant crop that produces massive colas.
Sativa Dominant Hybrid – 70% Sativa / 30% Indica
Mimosa is a sativa dominant hybrid strain (70% sativa/30% indica) created through crossing the classic Purple Punch X Clementine strains. If you’re looking for an early morning pick-me-up (minus the alcohol), this bud is totally for you. Mimosa packs bright and happy daytime effects that are perfect for chasing sleep away and giving you a positive mood as you take on your day. You’ll feel an energetic, clear-headed lift at the onset of the high, which fills your brain with euphoric motivation and laser-sharp focus. A light tingle accompanies these effects, resting mainly in the body rather than your head. With these effects and its high 19-27% average THC level, Mimosa is said to be the perfect choice for treating those suffering from conditions such as depression, chronic stress or anxiety, ADD or ADHD, migraines, and nausea or appetite loss. This bud has a sweet and sour tropical citrus flavor with a light berry exhale, almost like a fresh mimosa! The aroma follows the same profile, although with an influx of woody florals and fresh earthy herbs. Mimosa buds have rounded dense small olive green nugs with lots of dark orange hairs and a coating of bright white crystal trichomes.
Created by Northern California-based breeder Symbiotic Genetics, Mimosa is a sativa-dominant strain crossed between Purple Punch and Clementine. Awarded second place in the sativa category at the 2018 High Times Cannabis Cup in Santa Rosa, California, Mimosa has become a popular daytime-use strain, said to produce an energetic and uplifting high. As a relatively new strain that emerged in 2018, the seeds are reportedly difficult to source.
With citrus notes and earthy undertones, this strain smells as sweet as the fashionable and fruity brunch drink it’s named after. A medium-sized plant that is well-suited for either indoor or outdoor grows, the flowering period can take around nine weeks. Cultivators should expect spade-shaped, light-green colas that are coated with sugary resin and spotted with orange stigmas.
Medical Benefits of the Mimosa Strain
Mimosa has many medical benefits thanks to its sativa-dominant genetics. Mimosa contains a significant amount of the following terpenes:
Both limonene and linalool are believed to elevate mood. Meanwhile, beta-caryophyllene is believed to be an effective stress reliever. Therefore, it is hardly surprising that Mimosa’s effects include reducing stress levels and treating mood disorders such as depression.
Mimosa is also considered to be an effective pain reliever, useful for treating headaches, joint and muscular pain among other painful conditions.
Mimosa’s energizing effects are great for sufferers of chronic fatigue who are looking for a much-needed energy boost to help them get through a busy day. Mimosa’s ability to reduce nausea is rated fairly low, as is its use as an appetite enhancer.
Possible Side Effects of the Mimosa Strain
The main negative side effect that people associate with smoking Mimosa weed is dry mouth. Smokers of this strain rate this side effect at ten out of ten for severity.
The next highest rated side effect is dry eyes. In much rarer cases some people report feeling heightened anxiety, dizziness, as well as mild bouts of paranoia.
Novice smokers less accustomed to strains with higher THC contents are more likely to experience these negative effects.
Looks: Mimosa comes packaged in moderately dense cone-shaped buds, and in a myriad of colors. Wintergreen calyxes, bright-orange pistils, milky trichomes and occasional purple spots on the buds and leaves make this a beautiful sativa-leaning hybrid.
Smell: Right up there with Tangie, Tangerine Power and its parent, Clementine, Mimosa carries one of the stronger tangerine-flavored haymakers in the game, with a sweeter, juicier kick than that of most orange strains. Don’t expect much outside of tropical and citrus notes, though — so OG lovers beware.
Flavor: Poorly grown or nutrient-heavy cuts of Mimosa won’t showcase its loud, tropical flavors, but anything properly flushed should bring out a thick, fresh-squeezed taste of tangerine with a subtle, earthy back end.
Effects: Mirroring its drink-inspired name in more ways than one, Mimosa starts out with a blast of exuberant energy, but lack of concentration and distractions are amplified, and the crash is always around the corner. The strain’s hazy, potent effects make it a candidate for treating anxiety, headaches, minor pain, eating disorders and stress, among other conditions.
Home grower’s take: “You’ll have to get it from seed online, probably, because it’s still pretty rare. Her smell and heady effects might seem sativa, especially in the grow, but, good God, does it smell like a carton of morning orange juice. But the buds are very dense, like an indica. Smells a lot like Clementine, honestly. I’m not sure you or I could tell the difference.”
Commercial grower’s take: “Colas get massive; it’s definitely one of the most popular strains among our growing staff. The smell is a huge reason, too. It just dominates any room it’s in, and that includes grows with other strains.”