Even though it was introduced in 2017 with great popularity and success, the Mimosa strain has been hard to find at times. It’s a well-rated strain with a lot of potential for both recreational and medical users due to the delicate combination of potent physical effects in an overall uplifting and stimulating package.
Mimosa also has the bag appeal, aroma, and flavor to satisfy connoisseurs of the latest exotics, to boot. Overall, it's a well-rounded strain that will satisfy most harcore enthusiasts that desire an uplighting cannabis experience.
The parents of the Mimosa strain come from two industry heavyweights. Symbiotic Genetics used their own Purple Punch F2 to pollinate the award-winning Clementine from Crockett Family Farms (now part of DNA Genetics). From there, the strain was pheno hunted by big names such as Sacremento’s The Village and the Jungle Boys. If you come across Mimosa V6, that’s The Village’s prize pheno, which leans towards heavier effects if grown to full maturity. The Jungle Boys have released several phenotypes that tend to highlight some of strain’s uplifting daytime effects, instead.
Breeder: Symbiotic Genetics
Lineage: Clementine (female) x Purple Punch F2 (male)
1st Place High Times Cannabis Cup Oregon 2020 (Sativa)
3rd Place Santa Cruz Cup 2018 (Outdoor)
4th Place Emerald Cup 2017 (Outdoor - private)
The effects of Mimosa are both cerebral and euphoric, giving an energy and focus that’s balanced by feelings of relaxation and comfort. The positive energy and stress relief are suitable for socializing, creativity, and productivity. It’s a mild body relaxant at lower doses but may become sedative with heavier use.
Mimosa Medical Info
Many patients find that Mimosa is a great daytime treatment for chronic pain, especially fibromyalgia. Mimosa may also help with anxiety, depression, and even counteract fatigue. Improvements in focus and cognition can be helpful for patients with ADHD. Take care using Mimosa before bedtime as some users report being kept awake by the potent effects. Expect the munchies, too!
Although they aren’t its primary terpenes, one of Mimosa’s more unique traits is the 1:1 ratio of alpha and beta pinene. Both terpenes have shown potential for powerful therapeutic effects on the mind and body, but alpha pinene is traditionally more common in cannabis. The more rare combination of equal parts alpha and beta pinene may be worth exploring for a wide range of potential benefits.
Increases in energy, focus, and cognition may be familiar to some tokers, but there’s growing interest in a wide range of potential benefits that includes tumor suppression, antimicrobial activity, and antioxidation. For in depth research into the medical benefits of pinene, see this general literature review in Biomolecules, or the cannabis-specific review by Frontiers in Psychiatry.
Mimosa Characteristics and Terpenes
Mimosa has dense buds with deep green and purple hues which tend to have an overall light green appearance from the coating of large white trichomes. The aroma is a powerfully citrusy blend of sweet and sour with subtle woody undertones. Mimosa’s taste leans into it’s sweet citrus characteristics to deliver a tangerine flavor with added notes of earth and spice.
Mimosa is a high-THC strain. Its primary terpenes are a 1:1 ratio of limonene and beta caryophyllene. The secondary terpenes are a relatively even mix of myrcene, alpha pinene, beta pinene, ocimene and humulene. It has small amounts of guaiol and linalool.
In addition to having a 1:1 ratio between its primary terpenes, the ratio between its primary terpenes and secondary terpenes is 3:1. Simple ratios like this can make it easier to compare them with other strains. For example, lovers of Mimosa could start by looking for strains with roughly the same amount of limonene and beta caryophyllene. Then they could look for strains with smaller amounts of secondary terpenes.
Mimosa Growing Info
According to Symbiotic Genetics, Mimosa has a flowering time of 63 days. It’s a heavy feeder with medium height and growth rate that yields better outdoors. It’s generally considered to have strong disease resistance.
As always, growing conditions play a big role in determining growth characteristics. For more detailed information, check out the Mimosa page on Grow Diaries. You’ll be able to browse grow journals with a variety of lights, grow mediums, and other conditions to select one that’s most pertinent to you.
Where to Buy Mimosa Strain Seeds
The availability for Mimosa seeds is limited. The first place to check online is Seeds of Horror, which is the official distributor for Symbiotic Genetics. If they are not available there, Neptune Seed Bank may have options from Symbiotic. Residents of Northern California can check with The South Sac Care Center for local pickup of Symbiotic Genetics strains.