- 1 What is Death Star Strain?
- 2 Background and Lineage
- 3 Types of High
- 4 Medical Benefits
- 5 Adverse Effects
- 6 Growing Death Star Strain
- 7 Quick Reference Guide – Death Star Strain
- 8 Concentration and Potency
- 9 Effects
- 10 Cultivation & Yield Capabilities
What is Death Star Strain?
The Death Star strain is an Indica dominant hybrid marijuana strain. It is a perfect mix of Indica and Sativa, which gives you an enjoyable high any time of the day. You might be a big Star Wars fan, but trust me, this strain is more than just a pop culture reference.
The Indica and Sativa ration is of this cannabis strain is 80% / 20%. THC content can be anywhere from 18% to 26%, making it a potent strain compared to other popular marijuana strains.
Background and Lineage
Death Star is a cross of two infamous potent strains Sensi Star and Sour Diesel. The strain was bred initially in Ohio in early 2000, developed by ‘Team Death Star.’ After it was featured in High Times in February 2010, its popularity spread worldwide. It won several awards, including Denver High Times Cannabis Cup in 2014 (People choice award – Second place ).
The crystal-covered buds give it a slightly silver look, which may resemble Death star, the moon-sized space station from the Star Wars movie franchise.
One of its parents, Sour Diesel, is globally famous for its distinct aroma and parented hundreds of other hybrid strains. Death Star is no different but may not be as strong smelling as its predecessor.
The other parent, Sensi star, is a Dutch strain, a heavy Indica, and fully covered in trichomes.
Types of High
Death Star is a very happy strain. It will leave you euphoric and relaxed at the same time.
Because of its Indica and Sativa properties, it provides a balanced head and body high that comes on slow and gradually.
Once it hits you, Death Star packs a strong punch, but you will still be functional.
You will feel uplifted with overwhelming sensations of relaxation and calmness. It takes away all the negative thoughts and feelings and fills you up with happiness and joy.
The strain will make your body buzzing and can make you sleepy. So, it will help you unwind after a busy long day.
The popularity of the Death Star strain in the medical marijuana scene is growing exponentially due to its potency and high THC and CBD content.
Its uplifting effects can provide relief for patients who suffer from anxiety disorders and other mental and mood disorders such as anxiety, clinical depression, PTSD, bipolar, and apathy.
The sedative and relaxing effects of this strain can numb down pains and aches and help patients manage chronic pains like arthritis, headaches, and migraines.
Death star strain is also a great stress reliever.
Patients who have insomnia and suffering other sleeping disorders find this strain very helpful. It makes them fall asleep easier.
Due to its appetite-boosting qualities, Death Star can be very useful in alleviating nausea and fighting an array of eating disorders, which are the most common side effects of cancer treatments.
The adverse effects of the Death Star strain are very minimum. But if you take it in a higher dose, it can cause paranoia and anxiety due to its high THC content. You can easily avoid this by keeping the dosage in moderation.
Like any other potent marijuana strain, it can cause a feeling of cottonmouth and dry eyes when smoking this strain. The best way to avoid this is by consuming plenty of fluid to keep yourself hydrated and use eye-drops.
Due to its high THC and CBD levels, less experienced users may experience mild dizziness.
If you are taking any cannabis strain for the first time, take it in a smaller dose and only increase the dosage if it seems appropriate. You should always know your limit and stick to it at all times.
Growing Death Star Strain
If you are looking for an easy strain to grow, then you are in luck. Death Star strain is prevalent among the growers. It is pretty straightforward to tend, requires less effort, and provide a good yield.
Death Star is extremely high resistance to most common diseases, molds, and mildews.
This strain can be grown successfully in both indoors and outdoors with proper settings and conditions.
Indoors, the plants thrive in a hydroponics setting, but you will have to monitor the temperature and humidity levels regularly. These are vital for a successful harvest.
The plants are relatively short and can grow in cramped spaces, making it perfect for the growers who want to grow this cannabis strain in their apartment for personal use.
It takes about 7 to 9 weeks for flowers to develop and yields approximately 14 ounces per square meter.
Outdoors, this marijuana strain prefers a sunny environment and some shade to be protected but not completely blocked from the heat and excess light.
When cultivated outdoors, Death star can yields a little less than indoors, which can be approximately 12 ounces per plant. The outdoor harvest time is early to mid-October.
Quick Reference Guide – Death Star Strain
Indica dominant hybrid cannabis strain
Sour Diesel x Sensi Star
The buds are dark green with orange hairs, thick and resinous.
Diesel, earthy, pungent, skunky, sweet
Diesel, skunky, sweet, citrus, earthy, pungent
Preferred Consumption Time
Preferred Consumption Method
- Platinum Kush
- MK Ultra
- LA Confidential
Concentration and Potency
|Indica/Sativa Percentage||80% / 20%|
|Effects||Euphoric, Happy, Relaxing|
|Duration of Effects||1- 2 hours|
- Relaxed (70%)
- Euphoric (55%)
- Happy (50%)
- Sleepy (40%)
- Uplifted (35%)
Dry mouth (31%)
Dry eyes (17%)
Cultivation & Yield Capabilities
|Flower Develop||7-9 weeks|
|Indoor Yield||14 ounces per square meter|
|Outdoor Yield||12 ounces per square plant|