Exotic Purple Delta 8 Weed - Alpen Gleaux Strain
The first thing you’ll notice about Alpen Gleaux (pronounced like glow) Delta 8 flower is its color. While many strains make a big deal about violet undertones or hints of indigo, Alpen Gleaux takes purple to a level that would make Prince proud. It’s not just slightly violet; it’s deep purple.
As an indica-forward hybrid strain, Alpen Gleaux is a relaxing and uplifting varietal. Its Delta 8 THC delivers a clear-headed high that creeps up slowly and subtly. You may not notice it’s kicked in until you realize 20 minutes have passed without any aches, pains, or worries.
The simultaneous calming and mood-elevating effects make this a perfect evening or after-work strain. It’s enjoyable both solo or with a small group of friends, and a great way to transition from a hectic day to a low-key evening. Although it’s dominated by its indica side, Alpen Gleuax is a well-balanced strain, which makes it perfect for users who desire a well-rounded experience that affects both body and mind.
The bud itself is covered with thin orange pistils that stand out against its deep purple leaves, giving the strain a unique and Instagram-worthy look. The plant produces thicker and larger buds than average, with each nug having a slightly sticky feel when pulled apart.
Alpen Gleaux produces a pungent aroma of sour citrus over a sweet woodsy smell, like lemon zest on cedar planks. The taste is sweeter than the smell would imply, bringing to mind lemon-flavored candy and pine trees. The smoke is ultra-smooth and unlikely to create throat irritation or fits of coughing.
The Alpen Gleaux products sold at The Hemp Haus benefit from organic farming practices that maximize the efficacy and taste of the cannabinoids. Each plant is slow cured over 12-14 days to help it deliver a deeper and richer experience.
The one-two mind and body punch the strain delivers comes courtesy of its powerful Delta 8 THC, which is made from natural grown hemp CBD and applied through a solvent-less process.
Why is Some Weed Purple?
The color purple has become more than a look. It’s an identity for many purple weed strains. Varietals like Purple Urkel, Grape Ape, and Grand Daddy Purple all pride themselves on the violet hue of their nugs.
But does purple indicate anything — a stronger potency, a better flavor, a stickier feel?
Despite what some people might tell you, strains that are heavy on “the purp” are not necessarily stronger than others. Not is the purple color the result of stress the plant endured during its maturation.
A purplish hue is a natural result of two factors: genetics and environment. For a cannabis plant to turn purple, it needs to have high amounts of pigments called anthocyanins. Those are the same pigments found in blackberries, blueberries, and certain grapes.
But their presence isn’t enough to turn cannabis leaves a violet hue. The plant must also grow in the right temperature and soil to produce a natural purple coloring.
How to Make Weed Purple
How exactly does a green plant turn purple? The same principle that causes autumn leaves to produce dazzling shades of yellow, red, and orange also works for cannabis plants.
When hemp plants grow in warm climates, they usually stay green. But when they grow in areas that get considerably colder at night, they experience the autumn leave phenomenon and begin to change color.
Lower temperatures cause hemps plants to lose their ability to process the nitrogen they soak up from the soil. As this happens, the plants’ chlorophyll levels drop, causing them to produce fewer green pigments. As the green color leaks out of the leaves, the pigments produced by the anthocyanins show up, causing the buds to look purplish. The longer the plant endures cold nights, the more extreme the color change becomes.
Outdoor cannabis plants that mature in the autumn naturally follow this path. Strains that are harvested in months like November and October show greater color variation than summer strains.
But to be deeply purple, a cannabis plant must also be grown in the right kind of soil. The pH level of soil determines its acidity. Acidic soil acts like kryptonite to anthocyanins. So only soils with neutral to moderate pH levels can sprout purple plants.
Not all strains can change colors so drastically. In fact, it’s rare that a cannabis plant has the right genetic makeup to produce deep purple colorings. Some strains, when subjected to cooler nights and a neutral pH soil, can produce blue shades or leaves that have a more reddish tint.
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