Purple Dragon is a balanced hybrid that can sometimes feel a bit more like a slight indica variant. A fragrant strain with excellent parentage, this flower is stunning in both looks and effects, as has grown steadily in popularity, most especially due to its medicinal abilities.
Purple Dragon is meant to be an indica, but came out more balanced due to its unusually uplifting elements. This hybrid was created by crossing Purple Urkle with Blue Dragon, creating a relaxing and pain relieving strain that is extra enjoyable due to its sweet and floral taste.
This musky-smelling strain is an absolute must-try for all those who are seeking a fresh new cannabis experience. Purple Dragon has relatively high THC levels, so you can expect a solid high when smoking this strain, with its adverse effects among some of the most minimal seen in strains today.
- Effects: Sedated, Euphoric, Happy, Uplifted, Relaxed
- Taste: Berry, Flowery, Earthy
- Side Effects: Dizzy, Paranoid, Anxious, Dry eyes, Dry mouth
- Helps with: Stress, Depression, Pain, Fatigue, Headaches
- Genetics: Purple Dragon cannabis strain is a cross between Blue Dragon and Purple Urkle cannabis strains.
What is Purple Punch Strain?
Purple Punch is an Indica dominant hybrid marijuana strain with Indica and Sativa ratio of 80/20. This tasty and powerful strain contains 18-20% THC. If you are looking for a strong mind and body high, then Purple punch is definitely the strain for you. This strain is only available in North America, but you can get it in some European countries for a high price.
Purple Dragon Effects
Purple Dragon is a floral hybrid that created a steady body buzz that has made it popular for recreational and medicinal use. It is soothing and is one of the best strains to pick when you are out for an afternoon of feeling soothed and relaxed, as its effects are gentle yet reliable.
This balanced hybrid is known for its cerebral effects that be the ultimate guide into a solid feel-good mood. Purple Dragon is all about leaving you in a positively hazy and euphoric state, tempting you to spend your evening in absolute giggles, while struggling to stop yourself from grinning at everything around you.
Purple Dragon can cause a case of the munchies in many users, so be sure you are ready with snack items that are waiting to be consumed, or else you might find yourself in the next vehicle on the search for food. This strain is great at adjusting your mood, leaving you uplifted and inspired.
Purple Dragon Fragrance
Purple punch strain smells like grape candy, and very fruity. This strain’s aromatic profile contains scents such as grape, candy, blueberries, and soda. Vanilla and herbal notes can also be detected when the buds are broken apart or ground up.
Purple Dragon Flavors
The taste of Purple punch is remarkably similar to its aroma, making this a delicious dessert strain. The strong grape soda flavor is balanced by other notes such as blueberry, vanilla, and herbs, so the taste isn’t overwhelmingly sweet.
Purple Dragon Adverse Reaction
This hybrid has some side effects that can only be described as minor, considering this strain’s potency. Purple Dragon is most likely to leave you with a dry mouth, often also with dry and itchy eyes that may feel slightly uncomfortable to some.
Purple Dragon can, in rare cases, make you feel dizzy, with perhaps a slight bout of paranoia to keep you on your toes. If you have the tendency to feel nervous and anxious when smoking, you are likely to feel that with this strain, but only in a mild and impermanent way.
Purple Dragon Appearance
It is probably the most camera-friendly cannabis strain ever. It got the classic cannabis look. The nugs of Purple Punch are very fluffy and dense. They are completely covered with trichomes and bright yellow, orange pistils.
Purple Dragon Type of High
Since Purple punch is an Indica dominant strain, it is recommended to use at nighttime so you can enjoy its relaxing effects. But it is a strong heavy hitter and will give you a cerebral kick in seconds accompanying with an uplifting sensation and mild euphoria.
As the high continues, the bodily effects of the strain kick in to balance the cerebral high down to a soothing relaxation.
Like any good Indica, it gives you a nice body high that starts from the top and works its way down.
20% of Sativa makes it a good all-rounder strain. It won’t put you to sleep straight away, but you will find yourself falling asleep easily within a few hours.
It is an excellent strain to smoke after you come home from a long day of work and want to chill.
Purple Dragon Grow Info
- Flowering time: 63 – 70 Days
- Harvest time: 74 Days
- Yield indoor: 1 1 – 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
- Yield outdoor: 2 – 3 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant)
- Height indoor: 60-80
- Height outdoor: 60-80
- Grow difficulty: Easy
- Flowering type: Photoperiod
Rather than purchasing Purple Dragon strain seeds, you’ll need to get clippings from healthy plants to grow clones. As is the case with most hybrid strains, you can grow it indoors or outdoors.
If you choose the latter, you need to live in a humid Mediterranean climate with a daytime temperature range of between 70- and 75-degrees Fahrenheit. When grown outside, Purple Dragon is ready for harvest by mid-October, and it provides a yield of around 19 ounces per plant. If you can only grow Purple Dragon inside, its flowering time is 8-9 weeks, and it offers a fairly generous harvest.
Although it isn’t easy, you can bring out the purple coloring of this strain by exposing your crop to cold nighttime temperatures during the late vegetative stage. The aforementioned anthocyanins are stimulated by colder than normal temperatures and produce higher concentrations of pigments.
We don’t recommend attempting this tactic if you are not an experienced grower. When marijuana plants are exposed to cold temperatures, they go into ‘shock,’ and their growth is stalled for a short time. If you bring the temperature down too low, you could permanently stunt growth or even kill the plants!
THC Content – Highest Test
Though Sour Diesel’s presence in its heritage is up for debate, Purple Dragon produces effects reported to be less sedating than what is commonly associated with Indica-characteristic cultivars. Consumers report favoring Purple Dragon for its bubblegum-like sweet flavor and musky earth aroma, likely due to its humulene content.
Purple Dragon cannabis has a THC content of up to 21%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
You may be able to find a cut with a CBD level of up to 1%.
What to Expect from Purple Dragon Weed
In many ways, you get a strange high when you try using Purple Dragon cannabis. It isn’t a strain that hits you quickly, but just when you think nothing is happening, you feel a pressure building up behind the eyes. You may also find that your rate of saliva production has increased. The initial effects are associated with the indica side of the strain, as you feel droopy eyelids and a desire to sit down.
It is primarily a physical high although you may feel uplifted as your thoughts effortlessly drift. You may find Purple Dragon useful if you are in desperate need of a creative boost because it could help you think outside of the box. Users often claim that this strain is ideal for a marathon of movies or music. While you can use Purple Dragon at any time, it is best enjoyed in the late evening.
Medical Benefits of Purple Dragon
- THC: 15.0 – 17.0%
- CBD: 1.24 – 2.08%
- CBC: 0.49 – 1.29%
- CBG: 0.32 – 1.65%
- CBN: 0.09 – 0.29%
- THCV: 0.48 – 1.77%
Purple Dragon is a good choice for a medical strain, as this hybrid has a long list of healing benefits that can make patient’s lives much easier. This hybrid is very effective in managing chronic stress, and has proven to greatly reduce the feeling of mental exhaustion in many patients.
This marijuana strain can be used to:
- relieve chronic pain;
- treat inflammation;
- relax muscles;
- reduce depression, anxiety, stress;
- treat post-traumatic stress disorder;
- get more sleep and cope with insomnia;
- fight physical fatigue;
- treat nausea, migraines;
- improve focus;
- stimulate appetite;
- treat hypertension, multiple sclerosis.
This strain is also quite known for being a favorite among patients who struggle to manage their chronic pain. Purple Dragon has successfully reduced the symptoms in patients who struggle with migraines, cramps and muscle spasms, as well as seizures, making it an indispensable strain in the medical cannabis community.
Purple Dragon is also known for being a reliable sedative, making it an ideal strain to combat insomnia with. This hybrid can increase the appetite in many patients, and can reduce minor aches such as headaches, too, adding to its popularity as a gentle and useful healer.
Side Effects of Purple Dragon
In general, the side effects asso ciated with Purple Dragon are relatively minor. Some users report a dry mouth or dry and itchy eyes. If you have a low tolerance for marijuana, or else you use too much, this strain could cause mild dizziness. It could also increase the rate of paranoid thoughts if you are predisposed to them.
Purple Dragon Growing Indoors
If you are growing this strain indoors, try to mimic a northern California climate with balanced humidity and plenty of light. Also, make sure that your plant gets enough airflow, or it became vulnerable to mold.
The plants can reach up to five feet in height and require constant trimming and pruning.
It takes about 7-9 weeks for flowers to develop, and you can expect a yield of 20-25 ounce per square meter.
Purple Dragon Growing Outdoors
The plant thrives in a sunny, humid climate. The plant is tough and pretty resilient to mildew and mites but prone to mold. You need to ensure proper sunlight reaches the whole plant.
The plant grows through its vegetative and flower cycle and can easily grow over five feet in the outdoors environment.
It produces moderate to high yield. The exact yield depends heavily on grower skill, but it can reach 25-70 ounce per plant.
The ideal time for outdoor harvesting is mid-late October.