Transport yourself to the 17th Century with a royal indica-hybrid strain. This King Louis XIII hails not from France but from Southern California, and is widely considered one of the most potent-smelling weed strains available. Take a deep breath and relax into a heavy high that will leave you feeling unwound, euphoric, and ready to eat!
Overview of King Louis XIII
King Louis XIII is an indica dominant hybrid that first sprouted up in Southern California. As soon as it is exposed to the air, its pungent aroma can be smelled from across the room. The fragrance is piney and earthy, with a hint of spice, skunk, and diesel. Due to this stickiness and the tell-tale pungent aroma, it is highly recommended that users wash their hands very well after handling this fragrant flower.
Along with a tasty, woody smoke that reflects its aroma and features a crisp echo of citrus, this strain comes with a powerful relaxation and body high.
Similar to the way that the name King Louis XIII rings a bell in the back of your mind, but you can't really place why he was important in world history, many marijuana dispensaries may know the strain but don't often stock it.
Positive Effects of King Louis XIII
With THC levels averaging around 20%, this strain offers a sedating and enjoyable high that is almost as potent as its aroma.
Negative Effects of King Louis XIII
Users beware: dry mouth and dry eyes are both very common side effects, and paranoia, dizziness, and headaches have also been reported.
Lineage of King Louis XIII
It is a phenotype of OG Kush, most commonly argued to have been bred with LA Confidential.
Growing King Louis XIII
For those looking to try their hand at growing their own French monarch, it is important to keep in mind that bringing this plant to flower takes a moderate level of care and experience and may be difficult for beginners.
King Louis XIII usually flowers within 7 to 9 weeks and can be grown indoors in a dry, brightly-lit environment, yielding an average of 18 ounces per square meter. Outdoors, the plant favors a dry and sunny climate and provides a yield of roughly 21 ounces per plant. On average, it reaches between two and five feet in height.
Once flowered, King Louis XIII has dense electric green buds with orange tendrils poking out from many facets of the flower. These aesthetically pleasing buds are heavily coated with resin even after they are harvested, dried, and cured and are sticky to the touch.
Where to Find King Louis XIII
King Louis XIII can be found in select dispensaries sprinkled throughout California and into Oregon. Fortunately, it is becoming more popular with users and has begun to spread into the Michigan, Arizona, and Nevada. With luck, King Louis XIII may make its way across the United States, conquering medical and recreational dispensaries alike.