Northern Lights Feminized Seeds (Herbies Seeds)


Northern Lights Strain Info

Northern Lights is a classic Indica-dominant hybrid originally created by crossing Afghani and Thai landraces. It was first stabilized and introduced by Nevil Schoenmakers in the mid-1980s as a perfect outdoor strain. Since then, it has dominated harvest festivals, winning several Cannabis Cup awards. This famed relaxant gets its name from its distinctive looks; the plants develop resinous, crystal-coated buds that sometimes reveal themselves in hues of green and purple, just like the aurora borealis. 

Just a couple of strains, like Skunk #1 and Haze, come close to matching its influence on the world of cannabis. Northern Lights has set the bar for other Indicas and remains one of the most trusted names in the game to this day.


Northern Lights is considered a descendant of pure Afghani and Thai landrace strains, though its exact origin remains a bit of a mystery. This strain has since given birth to hundreds of new varieties, including world-famous ones like Shiva Skunk and Super Silver Haze, and it continues to inspire experienced and beginner breeders alike.

Flowering Time

Northern Lights has a fairly short flowering time of 40 to 50 days, after which you can expect to get a generous harvest.


In indoor grows, Northern Lights produces 400 to 500 grams per square meter (1.3-1.6 oz/ft²). Outdoor yields range between 1200 and 1300 g (42.3-45.8 oz) per plant.


Thanks to its genetic roots, Northern Lights produces all the effects typical of a strong Indica – it slams you into a numbed, relaxed mode with euphoric feelings settling in firmly throughout the body. This strain will put you in an all-around feel-good state that’s great for enjoying a quiet evening on your own or with your loved ones. Some users may also find themselves feeling creative and reflective for some time.


Medical Properties

Given its high THC content, Northern Lights is well received by medical cannabis users, as it’s known to help combat insomnia, nausea, fatigue, chronic pain, and appetite disorders.

THC Levels

Northern Lights is a real THC powerhouse, usually clocking in between 17 and 23%, while its CBD levels are practically non-existent.

Smell and Taste

The plants develop dense, thick buds known for their pungently sweet and sour flavor profile with fruity notes. Northern Lights is big among Indica lovers thanks in no small part to the smoke that can taste earthy and hashy on the exhale.


Grow Tips

As an Indica-leaning hybrid, Northern Lights is reasonably easy to grow both indoors and out. Inside, the crops grow to 100-120 cm (3’3-3’9) tall, while outdoor-grown plants reach up to 150 cm (4’9) in height.

  •  When grown outside, this strain flourishes in sunny climates where the summers are long and steamy, such as in the Mediterranean.
  • Indoors, Northern Lights responds well to the SOG method, and you can use soil or hydroponics as a growing medium.
  • Like most marijuana plants, this herb needs high levels of nitrogen during veg and high amounts of phosphorus and potassium during the flowering stage.

     Northern Lights Seeds for Sale

    If you’re looking to buy world-famous strain seeds at a reasonable price, Herbies is the place to go! Feel free to choose from a variety of shipping and payment options – and make no mistake, your order will be delivered as quickly and discreetly as possible.


    • Brand

      AKA seed bank. They create and preserve cannabis genetics, then we get them to you.

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      Herbies Seeds
    • Type of seeds

      Regular or feminized. Pick feminized if you want female plants only.

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    • Type of seeds

      Either autoflowering or photoperiod. Both have their pros and cons, but growing autos is easier.

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    • Suitable for growing

      This strain is perfect for growing both indoors and outdoors.

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      Outdoor, Indoor
    • Effect *

      Each strain produces a certain effect on your body. This is what you can expect from this variety.

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      Lighting up the night
    • Genetics

      Genetic composition of the strain. Shows parent strains that were used to create this particular variety.

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      Afghani x Thai genetics
    • Height

      This is how tall the plant can become. Use this info when planning your grow space.

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      100 - 120 cm indoors
      150 cm outdoors
    • Harvest

      This is how much bud you can get from this variety come harvest time.

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      400 - 500 g/m² indoors
      1200 - 1300 g/plant outdoors
    • Indoor flowering time

      The length of the flowering stage for photoperiod strains, or seed-to-harvest time for autoflowers.

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      40 - 50 days
    • % Sativa/ Indica/ Ruderalis

      The ratio of Sativa/Indica/Ruderalis in this particular variety.

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      15% Sativa / 85% Indica
    • THC

      The main psychoactive compound in cannabis. The higher THC level, the more potent the strain.

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      17 - 23 %

    *Herbies sells cannabis seeds exclusively as souvenirs that aren’t meant for cultivation or germination. Customers should be aware that the germination of cannabis seeds is illegal in most countries. Herbies sells cannabis seeds exclusively for collecting and preservation for future generations. We advise customers to check with their local laws before germination, as Herbies does not accept responsibility for the illegal use of our products.

    • Maria KP
      19 February 2023
      19 February 2023
      • Advantages
        Growing this strain indoors was a breeze.
      • Disadvantages
      • General impressions

        As someone who enjoys growing as a hobby, I do make mistakes sometimes. But despite that, this strain gave me no trouble. I'm happy with how it turned out, and I'm excited to smoke it in the future. It also had a nice smell while growing, which was a bonus.

    • kkkkkkkkkkkk k
      8 November 2023
      8 November 2023
      • Advantages
        This strain boasts resilient genetics, delivering enjoyable indica effects, and it's impressively fast in its growth.
      • Disadvantages
        I couldn't identify any
      • General impressions

        This plant, in my experience, has an excellent reputation. I relished the entire process of cultivating and consuming it, encountering no issues whatsoever. The combination of its resilient genetics, satisfying indica effects, and speedy growth make it a top choice for growers like me.