Sativa strains are some of the most sought after in the cannabis world. Giving people an energetic high that lets them get on with their day and not turn into a zombie on the couch, sativas are often noted as some of the best marijuana strains around. But they present a problem for those that want to grow an indoor sativa. Sativa s are known for reaching up as they grow and getting very tall. And those with small spaces or those that don’t have high ceilings can find this problematic. So are growers really limited to only growing indicas that are known for growing shorter and expanding out rather than up?

Not at all! Those who want their very own marijuana plant in their home can open themselves up to the possibility of growing a beautiful sativa strain. They just need to familiarize themselves with these ten best indoor sativa strains that are out there.

Top 10 Indoor Sativa Strains

Amnesia Haze

Amnesia Haze may not be the first indoor grow that many people think of when considering what to plant for their crops. But it should be. While this marijuana plant may be a little stretchy and unwieldy, it doesn’t have to be. With some simple low stress training techniques, this plant can definitely become manageable. And, with average THC contents ranging between 17 and 25 percent, it will definitely pack a potent punch without knowing you out completely.

Maui Wowie

There’s more that comes with this indoor sativa than just a fun name. This strain has become legendary in the cannabis world for its unique fruity flavor reminiscent of pineapples, and its superior quality. In major cities, single grams of Maui Wowie are also sold at ridiculously high prices, which can bring good news for those that are growing commercially or for profit. And unlike other sativas, Maui Wowie will flower in 9 to 11 weeks.


Bay 11

If the THC content in Amnesia Haze isn’t enough for you, and waiting 11 weeks for Maui Wowie to flower just seems like an eternity, you may want to consider the indoor sativa Bay 11. Like most sativas, this one will need some type of training to keep her from stretching too far, but those efforts will be well worth it. With a flowering time of ten weeks maximum, and often as short as nine, this marijuana plant delivers THC levels above 21 percent.


There are many great things to love about Trainwreck, but those who are specifically looking for an indoor sativa might find that it’s the height, or lack of it, that they love most. Trainwreck is a heavily sativa-dominant strain, although it does have some indica effects that will kick in after an hour or two. This potent beauty will also flower in about nine weeks, with knockout yields that will keep you smoking happy for some time to come.

Durban Poison

Durban Poison is a favorite sativa among many smokers for many reasons. The first is the powerful punch it will give that remains energetic and happy, with very little burnout noticed. That’s impressive when you consider that Durban Poison can average about a 25 percent THC content that will go right to the head. Any grower no matter where they grow will love raising this plant, but what they might love most about it is that it has a super short flowering time of just eight to nine weeks.


Strawberry Sour Diesel

Strawberry Sour Diesel is a combination of some of the very best strains, and it makes for a great indoor sativa grow. The Strawberry Cough parent brings the fruity taste of strawberries that smokers will love, while the Sour Diesel parent brings that great cerebral high that’s full of energy. These buds are covered in frosty bits that guarantee a great smoke upon first sight, and they have a very short flowering time of just 55 to 60 days. In addition to that, they also have elevated THC levels and a grow structure similar to Kush varieties.


Just hearing the name AK-47 lets connoisseurs know that they are in very something very powerful and potent. But its insane potency levels aren’t the only reason people love this marijuana plant. While it is a hybrid, it’s mostly sativa, and the fact that it will only reach about four feet high makes it one of the best indoor sativa strains anyone can grow. It will flower at about nine weeks, and growers can expect anywhere from two to three ounces from this strain.

Purple Cindy

Purple Cindy is a powerful strain that is a cross between Purple Oregon Thai and Cinderella 99. When these amazing genetics come together, growers can be assured that they will get a potent smoke. And growers can have the reassurance that this plant will not grow too big for their space. In fact it will reach only about four feet in height and it will flower in about ten weeks. The sativa effects will also kick in right away, giving a strong psychedelic buzz that turns the mind into a euphoric heightened creativity space. For those that love purple weed, this one can also bring purple hues as it continues to flower in the later stages.

Royal Haze

Another from the Haze family, Royal Haze is a seriously potent strain with soaring THC levels and very little to no CBD. But, there’s also something special in this strain as it has THCV, which is a compound that makes the stimulant effects of THC even more powerful. Indoor growers will love the fact that this strain only reaches to about four feet high, and that its ten week flowering time will have them picking buds in no time.

Arjan’s Strawberry Haze

For many, Haze strains are just simply the best, especially when looking for powerful sativas; so it’s not a huge surprise that three of them made it onto this list. Arjan’s Strawberry Haze is a combination of a Swiss sativa and another Haze, NL5 Haze Mist. It’s an incredibly social smoke that provides uplifting and energetic effects through it’s 20 percent THC levels. This one does grow tall however, so it’s definitely going to need some type of low stress training technique.

For those looking for an indoor sativa to grow, these are just some of the best names that could have made the list. There’s no reason to think that just because you’re interested in a sativa strain you can’t grow indoors. It can be done, even if some slight training is needed, so everyone can enjoy growing and smoking the beauty of a sativa plant.