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Tips for Growing Death Star Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and Botanicare are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.


Strain Overview: Death Star is a clone-only strain that has been around since the early 2000s. This indica-dominant hybrid strain, which is a potent combination of Sensi Star and Sour Diesel, offers sedating effects while retaining the Sour Diesel flavor. A popular strain in the Midwest and on the East Coast, Death Star’s THC content consistently pushes past 20%.

Grow Techniques: Death Star tends to hit its highest THC levels when grown in soil with organic nutrients. Grow indoors and patiently train the plant, as the Sour Diesel sativa qualities will make Death Star take off. This strain is suitable for the SCROG (screen of green) method, as the buds grow dense and small.

Flowering Time: 9 weeks

Yield: Moderate

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: Grows best between 68-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep moisture and humidity low.

Indoor/Outdoor: Death Star grows best indoors or in a greenhouse, as its dense nugs are susceptible to rot from excessive moisture.

Feeding: Death Star prefers light feeding. Get the soil healthy and strong before planting by adding worm castings, chicken manure, perlite, and watering with compost tea.