The plant was originated thousands of years ago from central Asia and was first classified in 1924 by the famous Russian Botanist Dr. D.E. Janischevsky. The name ‘ruderalis’ was taken from the word ‘ruderal’ which botanists often used to describe non allowable domestic plant or in other words it is called a weed. The characteristics found on it lies somewhat in between the genetic pools of indica and sativa plant species. So here some of its advantages and disadvantages are listed below:
- Scope for multi harvesting in a single year
As these type of plants provides auto-flowering, so if you began to cultivate them in the early period of a year you can able to harvest the plants in the mid summer of the year which enables you to start a new a cycle within a short period of time. In case of getting favorable spring and summer in a year you can easily harvest ruderalis thrice in a year.
- The short height and auto-flowering ability
These Plants are very short in height and grow not more than two feet. The leaves are very smaller in size and also contains very less number of leaves when compared to the other species of cannabis and hence making it a special type. Though having a very short plant age and a less photo-period they began to mature leaves pair and start beginning flowers after achieving a certain level of maturity within five to seven weeks. Once the ruderalis strain begun flowering, It continues until an extreme weather conditions compelled it to death.
- Ease of cultivation
As the plant is very short in height and having a fewer number of leaves It is very easy to cultivate them on balconies and indoor gardens. As the ruderalis consist of a very short and extremely fast auto-flowering period, one can easily harvest them within 60-70 days from germination to harvesting.
- Resistance capacity
The ruderalis plants are well resistant to many diseases and moulds generally occurred in a plant and are also resistant to the cold to an extent.
- Provides smaller harvest
As the ruderalis plants will grow very less as compared to the indica and sativa plants, it causes the yield grow percentage per plant to be lower than them.
- Containing lower TCH percentage
As the leaves are fewer in number and the plant size is short, the ruderalis plant produces very small amount of THC which lowers its scope for being used in medical purpose.