Mimosa can have THC levels of between around 19% and around 27%, the exact level depends partly on phenome but mostly on the length of time the bud is left to develop. This is ample for providing pain relief to even more serious medical conditions and to lift people out of very negative emotional states. The high begins with a very upbeat lift, which is both motivational and focused and often brings on a tingling feeling in your head. This then mellows into a warm and comforting, but relatively light, full-body stone, which is very relaxing but is definitely not going to leave you couch-locked indefinitely.
Mimosa is recognized as being rich in terpenes, especially limonene and beta-caryophyllene. Limonene has long been used in mainstream medicine and is now highly valued in medical cannabis. It’s known as having a beneficial effect on a person’s mood and also as having antifungal and antibacterial properties. It is believed that it may be useful in dealing with heartburn and gastric reflux. Beta-caryophyllene also has a beneficial effect on a person’s mood and has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. There is some evidence to suggest that it can reduce alcohol cravings and it is being studied as a treatment for cancer.
All in all, therefore, this strain is great as a daytime treatment for severe pain and serious emotional issues. It has become particularly popular for dealing with migraines.
There is no official information on the expected yield for Mimosa, however, based on genetics, we would expect around 350g/m2 to 400g/m2 indoors and about 400g per marijuana plant outdoors. Similarly, we’ve been unable to find any official information regarding the height range for this strain, but on much the same logic, we’d expect an indoor minimum height of about 1.5M and an outdoor average height of about 1.8M. Given this strain’s Sativa dominance, it’s not entirely out of the question that you’ll see an individual marijuana plant or two grow past this, if growing conditions are very good. It’s also important to note that this strain is still 30% Indica so when you’re calculating how many plants you can fit in your growing area, you’ll need to allow for the fact that each marijuana plant will want to stretch outwards as well as upwards. In addition to ensuring good ventilation, you will need to think about odour control. This isn’t the strongest-smelling strain there is around right now but it can still get fairly powerful towards the end of the flowering period, particularly if you are growing in an enclosed space. Even outdoors, you’ll want to have a think about the prevailing winds and any neighbours who might get upset by the smell.
Indoors Mimosa needs about 8 to 9 weeks of flowering time and outdoors it will be ready around the middle of October. Realistically speaking, this strain will only be happy outdoors in the warmest, driest and sunniest of climates, which in Europe basically means the Mediterranean basin. Growers slightly further north of this may be able to grow outdoors as long as they pay very careful attention to finding a growing site which has outstanding protection from wind and rain (especially the latter). Towards the northern end of continental Europe and beyond, it’s probably best to view Mimosa as being a strain for the greenhouse or for indoors.
Even though Mimosa is, presumably, named after the beverage, it neither smells nor tastes like it (in our opinion). The base notes are of sweet earth and wood, although there are sour notes to balance them. It is, however, the sourness of fruit candy, rather than, say, fuel, or skunk pungency. The top line is mostly fruity, with clear notes of tropical fruits, berries (including grapes) and citrus as well as a slightly peppery edge. Similar comments apply to the aroma although the notes of wood are clearer and there are also hints of flowers and herbs.
Mimosa buds have rounded dense small olive green nugs with lots of dark orange hairs and a coating of bright white crystal trichomes.