Beautiful weed strains

Contrary to how movies depict cannabis buds, they come in various colors outside their typical green, dried-tea leaf look. 

We have colorful buds in the first place because of beautiful weed strains like Purple Haze and Granddaddy Purple, which produce uniquely colored flowers. 

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    How does weed get its color?

    Plenty of factors affect the color of your cannabis plants. A couple of examples are genetics, light, temperature, and pH level. 

    Ultimately, genetics determine whether your plants will produce colorful cannabis buds.

    Only some strains can create more of a certain chemical compound that’s necessary for producing colorful buds.

    The chemical compound is called anthocyanins, a flavonoid and plant pigment that gives some weed plants red, blue, or purple colors

    To truly bring out these colors in the most beautiful weed strains, you need to lower the temperature around your plants.  

    Typically this is done during cannabis’ flowering stage.

    ph levels
    PH Levels

    Anthocyanin and pH

    In the right conditions, your weed plants will begin to change color. As the temperature around your cannabis drops, the plant’s chlorophyll breaks down, leaving the anthocyanins as the dominant plant pigment. 

    Light also affects anthocyanin accumulation in your cannabis plants. 

    Depending on what type of grow light you use and what color of light it shines–typically, anthocyanin prefers blue, blue-green, and green light–it may encourage anthocyanin accumulation. 

    While light and temperature help draw more of the anthocyanins out of your plants, the soil’s pH level (where your plants get their nutrients) determines what color your weed will take. 

    It’s not the only factor since genetics often comes first when determining the color of cannabis. 

    However, adjusting the pH level to encourage a specific type of color to pop can help make your buds more vibrant.

    With all that said, the takeaway for you as a grower is that despite factors that encourage the dominance of anthocyanin in your plants, it may not yield any notable results if you’re growing a strain that doesn’t have any history of producing colorful buds. 

    If you want to grow some beautiful weed, you need beautiful weed strains like Gelato and Northern Lights that are guaranteed to produce colorful buds.

    Keep in mind: the color of buds doesn’t necessarily mean that the strain is potent. 

    Color can only tell you the type of experience to expect. Typically warmer-colored buds are known for an uplifting and energizing buzz, while darker-colored ones relax.

    Common colors in Weed

    colorful weed
    Colorful weed


    Violet is one of the more well-known colors that weed produces. 

    You can see it in strains like Purple Haze and any cannabis strains included in our purple mix pack.


    Indigo-colored strains are also a type of purple weed strain. For instance, Agent Orange produces deep purple plants despite its name. 

    Another example is Super Silver Haze, whose plants have purple patches.


    Blue cannabis strains are another common color for weed. 

    If you want to grow some for yourself, we recommend our blue mix pack, which includes Blue Cheese and Blue Haze.


    The predominant color for cannabis is green. 

    Most strains don’t have anthocyanins as their dominant pigment; instead, their chlorophyll gives buds their standard green color.


    Sativa strains mostly produce warm-colored buds, and there’s no better example of it than Green Crack

    Aside from its name, this strain has buds with a greenish-yellow color. 


    Orange-colored buds can either mean the strain has orange flowers or orange pistils. 

    It’s more common for the latter rather than the former. An example of this would be Tangie, a strain that produces vibrant orange pistils.


    Red cannabis is considered extremely rare, like in the case of Pink Flower Shaman, a red strain that’s difficult to come by.

    Four best beautiful strains to grow at home

    Northern Lights Strain
    Northern Lights

    Northern Lights strain

    This strain deserves its place here as one of the most beautiful weed strains because of its shimmering, crystal-like coating, enhancing the purple streaks on its leaves and buds. 

    Brassy orange pistils add a touch of warm colors. The combination of its purple leaves, dark-olive buds, and orange pistils makes Northern Lights one of the prettiest weed strains that you can grow at home.

    Plant type90% Indica 10% Sativa
    THCUp to 18%
    CBDInsignificant amount
    ClimateIndoors | Steppe | Mediterranean | Mold Resistant
    Plant sizeAverage
    Flowers9 weeks
    Yields12 to 16 oz per 3x3ft
    Taste & SmellCitrus | Earthy | Lemon | Pine | Skunky | Spicy | Sweet
    EffectsEuphoric | Happy | Relaxed | Sleepy | Uplifted
    AwardsCannabis Cup

    Despite its colorful appearance, Northern Lights provide a relaxing experience

    When toked, you’ll feel a sense of relief wash over your body while your mind fills with euphoria.

    It’s not too potent that you’ll find yourself couchlocked, but it’s not too light that you won’t feel anything.

    For easy growing, try our Northern Lights autoflower.

    Northern Lights Strain

    Buy Northern Lights feminized seeds

    • 90% Indica 10% Sativa
    • THC levels up to 18%
    • Best indoors and in sunny climates
    • Comfortable and easygoing high
    Gelato Strain

    Gelato strain

    If you’re looking to grow one of the most beautiful strains of weed, look no further than Gelato

    It combines the beauty of its parent strains (sunset sherbet and thin mints GSC), giving it purple buds with orange pistils and vibrant green sugar leaves.

    Plant type55% Indica 45% Sativa
    THCUp to 20%
    CBDInsignificant amount
    ClimateIndoors | Mediterranean | Temperate
    Plant sizeCompact
    Flowers10 – 14 weeks
    Yields16 to 18 oz per 3x3ft
    Taste & SmellCitrus | Earthy | Fruity | Sweet
    EffectsEuphoric | Happy | Relaxed | Uplifted

    When it comes to experiencing Gelato, you’ll find that it has the same flavorful tokes and potent effects that Girl Scout Cookies is known for; this means sweet flavors that are tied to a heavy-handed high.

    In fact, Gelato is known for its potency and is not recommended for the inexperienced.

    Like the high it gives, Gelato isn’t easy for new growers, so Gelato autoflower exists. It’s a more accessible alternative to growing this potent strain.

    Gelato Strain

    Buy Gelato feminized seeds

    • 55% Indica 45% Sativa
    • THC levels up to 20%
    • Fun grow with above-average yields
    • Deep relaxation paired with crystal clarity
    Gorilla Glue Strain
    Gorilla Glue strain

    Gorilla Glue strain

    Gorilla Glue (GG4) is more known for its pungent smell and strong effects than the appearance of its buds, yet those with keen eyes will be able to see the beauty in them. 

    This high-resin strain produces dense trichomes that will cover the buds of your cannabis, giving them a frosty appearance – and it’s that white layer of frost that gives Gorilla Glue its beauty and why it’s one of the most beautiful weed strains on this list.

    Plant type50% Indica 50% Sativa
    THCUp to 26%
    CBDInsignificant amount
    DifficultyEasy to grow
    ClimateIndoors | Steppe | Mediterranean
    Plant sizeTall
    Flowers8 weeks
    Yields16 to 18 oz per 3x3ft
    Taste & SmellCheese | Earthy | Pine | Pungent | Sour | Sweet
    EffectsEuphoric | Uplifted
    AwardsCannabis Cup | Jamaican World Cup

    Because it has such dense trichomes, Gorilla Glue packs quite the punch. 

    However, despite having such a strong sedating quality, it does balance it out by providing touches of happiness and euphoria that help ease you into bed.

    And unlike its effects, Gorilla Glue is an easy strain to cultivate, but it can be easier if you choose to grow Gorilla Glue autoflower.

    Gorilla Glue Strain

    Buy GG4 feminized seeds

    • 50% Indica 50% Sativa
    • Extreme THC levels up to 26%
    • Easy to grow in- and outdoors
    • Great relaxing, late-night high
    Bubble Gum Strain
    Bubble Gum strain

    Bubble Gum strain

    Bubble Gum is one of the other pretty weed strains on this list that produces buds with a layer of frost. 

    Like Gorilla Glue, this strain has dense trichomes that coat the surface of its buds and even its leaves. 

    On the note of its leaves, once you flush this particular strain, you’ll see its leaves turn either red, purple, or blue.

    Plant type50% Indica 50% Sativa
    THCUp to 17%
    CBDInsignificant amount
    ClimateIndoors | Steppe | Mediterranean
    Plant sizeCompact
    Flowers9 weeks
    Yields14 to 16 oz per 3x3ft
    Taste & SmellBerry | Earthy | Fruity | Sweet
    EffectsEuphoric | Happy | Relaxed | Uplifted
    AwardsCannabis Cup | Spannabis Champions Cup | Expo Grow

    When toked, this strain will alleviate any negative feelings that you might have floating around your head, replacing them with euphoria and happiness

    Its balanced high also provides a gentle body buzz to help you relax.

    If you want to increase the odds of your Bubble Gum producing red leaves, you can try growing Bubble Gum autoflower which combines this 50/50 strain with ruderalis genes.

    Gorilla Glue Strain

    Buy Bubblegum feminized seeds

    • 50% Indica 50% Sativa
    • THC levels up to 17%
    • Easy to grow
    • Soothing body & mind effect

    Try your hand at these colorful strains

    You can also grow the most beautiful weed strains by getting our colorful weed mix pack. It contains three of the strains mentioned in this article. 

    Purple Haze Strain
    Purple Haze Strain

    Purple Haze strain

    Purple Haze is a sativa-dominant strain that unsurprisingly produces deep purple buds that resemble lavender. 

    Plant type30% Indica 70% Sativa
    THCUp to 20%
    CBDInsignificant amounts
    ClimateIndoors | Mediterranean | Temperate | | Steppe | Mold Resistant
    Plant sizeAverage
    Flowers9 weeks
    Yields14 to 19 oz per 3x3ft
    Taste & SmellBerry | Blueberry | Earthy | Fruity | Spicy | Sweet
    EffectsCreative | Euphoric | Happy | Relaxed | Uplifted

    When it comes to cultivating Purple Haze, you’ll find that it’s an easy strain. We recommend Purple Haze for any new grower that wants to explore and grow purple strains for themselves.

    Purple Haze Strain

    Buy Purple Haze feminized seeds

    • 30% Indica 70% Sativa
    • THC levels up to 20%
    • Great yield & easy to grow
    • High energy long-lasting buzz
    Blue Haze Strain
    Blue Haze strain

    Blue Haze  strain

    True to its name, this cannabis strain produces vibrant blue buds that can help with stress and pain relief while also providing a body high to help you relax.

    Plant type20% Indica 80% Sativa
    THCUp to 20%
    CBDInsignificant amount
    ClimateIndoors | Mediterranean | Continental
    Plant sizeAverage
    Flowers10 weeks
    Yields14 to 17 oz per 3x3ft
    Taste & SmellBlueberry | Strawberry

    Unfortunately, Growing Blue Haze is anything but relaxing. While it is fairly easy to cultivate, it’s known for not being able to handle sudden shifts in both temperature and humidity levels.

    If you want to grow Blue Haze at home, use an indoor setup that can provide a constant temperature and humidity level.

    Blue Haze Strain

    Buy Blue Haze feminized seeds

    • 20% Indica 80% Sativa
    • THC levels up to 20%
    • Best when grown indoors
    • A clear-headed, full-body high
    Super Silver Haze Strain
    Super Silver Haze strain

    Super Silver Haze strain

    Enjoy frost-laden buds and faded orange pistils for a streak of color.

    Plant type10% Indica 90% Sativa
    THCUp to 18%
    CBDInsignificant amounts
    ClimateIndoors | Temperate  | Mold Resistant 
    Plant sizeTall
    Flowers9 weeks
    Yields19 oz per 3x3ft
    Taste & SmellEarthy | Herbal | Lemon | Skunk
    EffectsCreative | Energetic | Euphoric | Happy | Uplifted

    Outside of its appearance, Super Silver Haze is a well-known and well-loved strain for growing in all kinds of growing setups.

    Its only concern is height since Super Silver Haze plants tend to grow tall.

    Super Silver Haze Strain

    Buy Super Silver Haze feminized seeds

    • 10% Indica 90% Sativa
    • THC levels up to 18%
    • Tall plants for in- and outdoors
    • Award-winning, potent, mood-booster


    Growing the most beautiful strains of weed isn’t hard. In fact, most of the strains on this list aren’t that demanding for new growers. 

    The only tricky thing is finding the right strain that carries the right genetics for producing colors.

    With ILGM, you won’t have to worry about finding high-quality seeds

    We carry various cannabis seeds with the genetics you’re looking for, including cannabis strains guaranteed to produce colorful buds. 

    Visit my online store when you’re ready to grow something pretty!

    Happy Growing,


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    Robert Bergman

    Robert Bergman is an Amsterdam-based marijuana grow expert who has years of experience from small grows to massive operations. His passion for growing lead him to develop his own Gold Leaf strain. Now, Robert is dedicated to sharing his knowledge with the world.... [Read full bio]

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