Kalichakra responds well to being tied down and can grow an impressively large main cola from the even light distribution. However, due to the airy growth pattern light passes through to all flowering shoots. Therefore you don’t have to tie down the plant unless you unexpectedly run into problems with height or have a very poor light source.
We recommend this strain for SCROG and nearly all plants can be easily fitted into a SOG (sea of green) space despite the branchy growth. Due to the low odour this is a good choice as a ‘stealth strain’ for discreet cultivation.
Kalichakra grows fat conical shaped buds that usually peak in towers of calyxes. The calyx-to-leaf ratio is exceptionally good and makes harvesting very quick and simple. The phenotype with the long head bud dominating the plant is a ‘keeper’ (good choice as mother plant or breeding) for highest yields. With 4 weeks vegetative growth indoor under 400W HPS/m2 in quality soil the height of the plants averages between 100-120 cm. More than half tend to grow around the 100 cm mark. Plant height can be easily controlled by choosing a shorter vegetative time or pruning the top bud. The plants grow in a typical sativa style with a Christmas tree shape and medium to long internodes.
Some may need support towards the end of flowering to support the heavy buds if the plant has not been pruned or is not standing in close rows in a SOG setting. To maximize yield and strengthen upper branches it can be useful to remove the branches at the bottom 2-3 internodes on plants from seed before switching to the 12/12 light cycle. Although you can harvest after 68 days some plants from seed may still develop fatter buds for an extra week (clones tend to finish earlier). You can reduce the light cycle by an hour prior to harvest to speed up flowering if you are in a hurry.
This sativa has good mold resistance thanks to our dedicated breeding goals in minimizing undesirable genetic traits. Up to 42°N Kalichakra can deliver high yields outdoor and is one of the best strains available for hot, warm-temperate and tropical zones. In far northern climates we recommend a greenhouse. Results and harvest time will depend on plant care and local weather.
Type: mostly sativa
Genetics: South India; S.E. Asia
High: Very pleasant and smooth sativa high with no negative side effects, mood-enhancing to euphoric, sensual and stimulating. Great for active recreation or relaxation.
Aroma: Fruity, minty-sweet.
Medical use: Medical-grade marijuana for a broad spectrum of medical use. Assists against depression and lethargy.
Source : mandalaseeds.com