The Top 8 Best Indoor Strains Of Weed For Beginner Growers

top 8 indoor strains for newbies

Indoor weed versus outdoor weed is a great debate among beginner and veteran growers. While each environment has its advantages, due to climates, space restrictions, or nosy neighbors, indoor grows typically reign supreme for the majority. As cannabis genetics continue to advance, so does the number of strains that indoor growers have to choose from for ideal growth and maximum yields. Of course, this has left many with the burning question: what’s the easiest strain to grow indoors or best strain to grow indoors for beginners? We set out to answer exactly this with our guide to the best indoor strains – part of our latest Indoor Season article series.

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What Makes A Perfect Indoor Strain?

If you’re growing weed indoors, there are a few factors you should consider that will help the success of both your crops and overall experience. Considering you’ll be growing in a much smaller space, and possibly trying to conceal your grow altogether, the top characteristics for best indoor strains typically include: 

Luckily, the number of strains available to cultivate at home continues to grow, and breeders are now producing hybrid genetics specifically designed for indoor weed growers. When seeking the biggest bang for your buck, it’s ideal to begin with the best indoor strains for yield and potency. So, which exactly are those? Don’t worry, we did the searching for you. Let’s cover the easiest strains to grow indoors for yield and potency to get you started off on the right foot. 

Green Ninja

Green Ninja (Heavyweight Seeds) Green Ninja (Heavyweight Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • Calm like a ninja
  • 22 %
  • 500 - 550 g/m² indoors 800 g/plant outdoors
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Green Ninja is a feminized variety that checks off almost every factor ideal for indoor weed. The genetics developed by Heavyweight Seeds resulted in a low-odor marijuana strain, and one that’s also incredibly stealthy with its short height and small stature. Even better, after just 60 days of flowering, you’ll be treated to nearly 500-500g/m2 (17-19 oz/ft2) of potent bud. It’s not just potent in terms of its 22% THC, either – Green Ninja also boasts levels of 1% CBD for therapeutic healing. To top it all off, the strain is low maintenance when it comes to nutrients and training, making it one of the best strains to grow indoors for beginners. 

Royal Gorilla

Royal Gorilla (RQS) Royal Gorilla (RQS)
  • Photoperiod
  • 24 - 26 %
  • Straight to heaven
  • 500 - 550 g/m² indoors550 - 600 g/plant outdoors
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Are you seeking the easiest strain to grow indoors with high THC levels? Then Royal Gorilla might be the beast for you. This strain, developed by Royal Queen Seeds, is an award-winning feminized variety for good reason. Royal Gorilla grows optimally in small containers, making it ideal for indoor weed grows while still providing yields of up to 550g/m2 (19 oz/ft2), with levels of THC topping at 26%. She’s also quite hardy in nature and will thrive with use of the sea of green technique implemented in small spaces. 


Tutankhamon (Pyramid Seeds) Tutankhamon (Pyramid Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • Touches all sides
  • 25 %
  • 500 g/m² indoors500 - 1500 g/plant outdoors
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Tutankuhamon, AKA King Tut, is considered one of the very best strains to grow indoors for beginners, and with effects fit for frequent consumers or those with high tolerance. This potent Pyramid Seeds strain produces high levels of THC nearing 30% while reaching heights of only 5 feet (1.5m), making it ideal for indoor weed environments. After just 60 days of low-maintenance flowering time, you can expect yields pushing 500g/m2 (17 oz/f2). 


Tangie'matic Auto (FastBuds) Tangie'matic Auto (FastBuds)
  • Autoflowering
  • 21 - 23 %
  • Euphoria and flight of fantasy
  • 450 - 650 g/m² indoors50 - 350 g/plant outdoors
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This feminized autoflowering Sativa strain produced by FastBuds will deliver powerful effects in just 9-10 weeks. The energizing smoke of Tangie’matic Auto will blow you away as much as her XL harvests.  For weed grown indoors, her genetics are well-known for providing exceptionally high yields reaching up to 650g/m2 (22 oz/f2) in ideal environments. Adding to the list of traits that make Tangi’matic Auto one of the best strains to grow indoors is her height, which reaches just 80-130cm while still packing on the weight you desire.  

Lady Burn 1974

Ladyburn 1974 (GHS) Ladyburn 1974 (GHS)
  • Photoperiod
  • Total mind and body relaxation
  • 21.8 %
  • 800 g/m² indoorsup to 1000 g/plant outdoors
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You’ll be dying to burn Lady Burn 1974 as you watch her massive yields grow ideally indoors. This strain, developed by Green House Seeds, can produce a whopping 800g/m2 (28 oz/f2) in just 63 days. The well-balanced hybrid also delivers high levels of THC, averaging around 21%. Lady Burn 1974 thrives in controlled temperatures and is considered one of the biggest-producing strains to grow indoors. Because of her densely packed buds, this indoor weed strain will benefit from proper ventilation. 

Mind Can’trol

Mind Can'trol (Dr. Krippling Seeds) Mind Can'trol (Dr. Krippling Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • Hypnotic sparkles in your head
  • 19 - 22 %
  • 600 g/m² indoors900 g/plant outdoors
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To be the best indoor strain, shape and ease of growth matter are vital – both characteristics that Mind Can’trol can deliver on. This feminized variety, developed by Dr. Krippling, rewards indoor weed growers with yields up to 600g/m2 (21 oz/f2) after growing in a perfect shape. Mind Can’trol’s structure and size are ideal for beginner growers, yet her potent effects are suited for high-tolerance users. Due to the weight of her buds, some support will be necessary, so be sure to leave ample room for staking. 

Monster Bruce Banner

Monster Bruce Banner (Monster Genetics) Monster Bruce Banner (Monster Genetics)
  • Photoperiod
  • Happy monster
  • 25 %
  • 700 g/m² indoors900 g/plant outdoors
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With a name like Monster Bruce Banner, you better believe you’ll be treated to monstrous yields. This Sativa-dominant and feminized strain, developed by Monster Genetics, is a cross of two classics that produces reliable results when grown indoors. As one of the best indoor strains, she’ll reach heights safely under 150cm (5 ft) yet produce yields of up to 700g/m2 (24 oz/f2). While Monster Bruce Banner may require some extra work with trimming and pruning to contain her height, her potent results of 25%+ THC levels are totally worth it. 

Caramelo Early Version

Caramelo Early Version (Delicious Seeds) Caramelo Early Version (Delicious Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • Bracing Euphoria
  • 24.2 %
  • 400 - 450 g/m² indoors500 g/plant outdoors
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Caramelo Early Version is one of the best indoor strains developed by Delicious Seeds that tastes just as good as it sounds. This feminized variety is not only award-winning for her potent THC levels, but is also ideal for beginner growers. Caramelo Early Version is highly resistant to molds and pests that can arise in indoor environments, which means these cannabis plants can be kept close together while remaining healthy and outputting maximum yields. Thanks to its autoflowering characteristics, expect to be rewarded with 450g/m2 (15 oz/f2) in just 45 days. 

Growing Weed Indoors With Success 

Growing indoors is a surefire way to keep your plants protected from outdoor elements while still cultivating successful crops with high yields. What can help your success? Choosing a weed strain that’s proven to perform well indoors! Keep this guide handy as you set off on your journey to grow indoor weed, as this list of the best indoor strains will certainly make it easier.

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