The Royal Critic strain was developed to be a high-yield cash crop that can be grown in a short period of time. For the solo grower who just wants a dependable plant, this balanced hybrid can also be found in an auto-flowering variety.
Indica is the dominant influence in the Royal Critic strain, but the split is 60/40 which results in a nice blend of indica and sativa effects. The strain was produced by combining Afghani and Skunk. It is one of the proprietary strains that was bred by Royal Queen seeds.
Because it mixes indica and sativa effects in almost equal measure, Royal Critic is capable of delivering a body high as well as a mental high. It is the right strain of cannabis for those who just want to relax at home for an evening.
Appearance, Aroma, and Taste
The Royal Critic strain is a small plant that rarely grows to a height of more than three feet. The bush of the plant can be sizable, and buds are usually dense. There is little spacing between the buds, making the plant appear to be very full.
The taste of Royal Critic is earthy. One can experience notes of spice in the overall taste. It is an aromatic strain that presents as “skunkish”. The smell can be quite strong. In addition to the skunk smell, one can expect light hints of sage and spice.
Effects and Medical Benefits
Many users turn to Royal Critic for medicinal benefits because it offers the best of indica and sativa strains. The overall effect of this strain is a calm sense of euphoria and extreme relaxation of the body.
It has been used to handle stress-related disorders like PTSD, and it is also useful for treating insomnia. As a pain reliever, it seems to work very well. The most efficient use of the strain seems to be at night. It’s known to help to ease leg spasms and muscle cramps that are often associated with multiple sclerosis.
Growing Royal Critic
Royal Critic is popular among those who like to grow weed indoors because it flowers in a short seven weeks. The small size of the plant also makes it easy to grow in a closet or small space. When planted outdoors the plant will flower in late August or early September. Some grows have reported a full kilo of bud from plants with maximum sunlight.
One must take care to protect the branches of the plant because the buds are large. Without proper pruning and maintenance, the buds can become so large the branches of the plant break. Growes should keep a careful eye on the moisture of the plant. Too much humidity will lead to the possibility of mold on the leaves of the plant.