aurora indica grow journal

Aurora Indica (by Nirvana) – Strain Review

Photoperiod Strain

Mostly Indica

Height: Short to Medium

Flowering Time: Short (7-9 weeks)

Genetics: (F1) Afghan x Northern Light

Smell: Diesel smell almost like gasoline

Potency: “Stoney” strong indica, “couchlock,” great for relieving nausea

Aurora Indica by Nirvana is a potent F1 hybrid (Northern Lights x Afghan) that offers a strong indica effect, big yields and a short flowering time. Aurora Indica plants tend to stay short and produce heavy colas and dense indica buds that are ready to harvest

2 months after flowering is initiated. In additon to being well suited for plant training, this strain is also a great candidate for being flowered directly from seeds (given 12-12 lighting from seed – just look at the picture of the plant on the above left, which was harvested just over 2 months after the seed was planted).

Growing tips

This strain tends to prefer relatively low levels of nutrients compared to some other strains, and it is recommended you start at reduced nutrient strength when growing Aurora Indica for the first time, and only bring up nutrient levels slowly as needed. Aurora Indica plants are easy to grow and respond well to training and especially supercropping. Harvest 7-9 weeks after the start of budding for a stoney “couchlock” effect.

Note by Nebula

“Stoney” strong indica I would describe as “couchlock,” great for relieving nausea, tends to grow short with fast flowering time. Typical indica growth pattern and our plant responded very well to training.

Here’s our harvest last time we grew an Aurora Indica plant:
(she was very short, pictured here on the left, and produced 5.3 ounces)

Get your seeds directly from the breeder!

Aurora Indica seeds are available from Nirvana

Read a short review about the "Aurora Indica" strain by Nirvana. Get some pics and information about how this strain tends to grow.

My Experience Growing Aurora Indica


I have to say that I am relatively pleased with these seeds from Nirvana. I’m in a very Mediterranean climate, growing an indica. The only problems I’ve had so far, 5 weeks into the bloom is Septoria leaf spot, I believe. I sprayed with baking soda and it subsided. Yet, leaves started yellowing and falling off here and there at a pretty good pace again not shortly after that. I couldn’t tell if I still had Septoria again or if it was a part of the bloom phase/maturation process, etc. I sprayed and and kept it cleaned up. I started watering a bit more and there seems to be a lot less yellow leaves now. So, maybe it was just a lack of water. I know the bucket is filled with roots at the end of the grow and it needs more water. I am also flushing.

I got this strain (Aurora Indica) because I wanted a nice night time med to help me relax and go to sleep. In tasting some early samples I find I am not sedated at all. I figure that a) It’s an early sample, so there’s going to be more of a head high, they say. b) I’ve been toking mostly trichome rich kief from it and I get a nice, happy, still functioning and no-couched lock buzz. I read that I’m probably not getting much CBD action from smoking trichomes alone. The words “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get” comes to mind. I believe, I may also be enjoying some Thai grandparent traits from this seed as Northern Lights (one of the parents) is a child of Thai Landrace strains and Afghan Kush. I believe that the warmer climate and the early harvest may also help bring out these traits. It’s very interesting and I had to write about it. Open to learning all I can.

I know that if I let it mature a little longer, it will become more sedative. I’m just waiting for the trichomes to get that amber hue. It’s hard for me to recognize when they turn milky, cloudy or opaque. It’s an outdoor grow with minimal time in the direct sunlight (dang. if i could only grow it out in the open. it get the sun. but, it would also get stolen.). I do seem to recognize an amber tint in the trichomes. There are some (not 5% yet) that are amber.

One thing I have to say about this bud, however, is that it is THE SMOOTHEST smoke I’ve had in a long, long time, possibly ever. My last crop of Fruity Pebbles and UK Cheese wasn’t that great. Both were flushed well but were very harsh on my throat and lungs. But, this strain is the bomb when it comes to smoking quality. It is extremely easy on my throat and lungs, even though I am sampling it before it’s been completely flushed. I’d recommend this strain for that trait alone. Another thing I have to say is that the high is very uplifting and happy, great mood enhancement with no lethargy. I feel a nice, but not over powering body buzz, all the little aches and pains go away and the body relaxes. But, the UP factor of what I have is a nice mellow, calming high, yet uplifting and happy. Maybe even energized a bit. Not focused. But, not spaced either. It seems to be delivering some sativa traits and is making a nice day time smoke.

Just sharing my experience with a strain called Aurora Indica. I may update after final harvest. We’ll see if it’s more sedative after a good cure as well. Aloha.

I have to say that I am relatively pleased with these seeds from Nirvana. I'm in a very Mediterranean climate, growing an indica. The only problems I've…