Durban Poison

4.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)


Durban Poison is a pure Sativa named after its city of origin: Durban, South Africa. Despite its name, it is a delightful strain that gives the user energy, joy, and creativity. When smoked, the air is filled with the sweet, pungent aroma of citrusy grapefruit, with a taste that matches. The Durban Poison marijuana plant is especially known for its huge glands filled with resin. For people looking to extract cannabis concentrate, this is a dream come true.



Plant type100% Sativa
THCUp to 20%
ClimateDoes well indoors and outdoors
Plant sizeAverage
Flowers8 weeks
Yields18 to 21 oz per 3x3ft
Taste & SmellCheese | Citrus | Earthy | Fruity | Skunky | Sweet
EffectsEuphoric | Happy | Relaxed | Sleepy | Uplifted
UsesDepression | Insomnia | Lack of appetite | Pain | Stress

Durban Poison takes the cake when it comes to Sativas that everyone loves and wants for themselves. Its high is excellent, and its 100% Sativa purity greatly sought after. Its history goes back fairly far, at least as compared with other marijuana strains. Durban Poison goes back to the 1970s and has been popular ever since. If you don’t already know, you will soon find out why.

Durban Poison Strain Origins

This cannabis strain was named after Durban, South Africa, the city where it was born. It’s a pure landrace that’s always been well-known for its massive resin-filled glands.

Even with its strong African roots, the strain somehow made its way to the United States back in the 1970s thanks to an American pot enthusiast.

Today, it’s commonly used to create extracts, such as marijuana concentrates. Because this is a pure landrace that’s 100% Sativa, its characteristics are quite distinguishable from hybrid plants. For one thing, this strain has been known to reach 8 feet in height.

Growing Durban Poison Feminized Seeds

This strain is fairly easy to grow, especially indoors. Outdoors it can grow to substantial heights, so prepare accordingly. This plant is much easier to maintain when grown indoors. The plants are resilient and practically grow themselves. Outdoor plants can reach up to 7.5 feet tall when left alone with no special care.

Feminized Seeds

These are feminized seeds. Female plants, contrary to male plants, are the ones that actually produce weed. They start flowering when they receive less light per day, i.e. in the Fall, or when you manipulate the light cycle indoors.

Durban Poison Plants

When left to its own devices, this 100% Sativa plant can reach heights of up to 90 inches (7.5 feet)! Of course, indoor plants may be much shorter (which is likely a good thing, as there aren’t too many indoor growing areas that accommodate 8-foot plants).

These seeds produce leafy plants with generous green buds that are rich in resin and trichomes. Because of their height, the flowers much be trimmed and pruned regularly to avoid drooping branches that eventually snap and break. This includes removing all dead foliage and yellowing leaves. Pruning and trimming help your weed trees stay healthy and strong.

Preferred Climate

These Sativa seeds flourish best when grown outdoors in sunny environments.

If you are growing Durban Poison indoors, it is highly recommended to use a hydroponics setting rather than soil or other solid growing mediums in pots.

It is generally an easy plant to grow, although any hydroponics setup could prove tricky to someone who hasn’t tried it before. Durban Poison generally thrives best in an outdoor, sunny setting.

Feeding Durban Poison Plants

Visit our nutrient section to get the right plant food for every grow stage.

We recommend giving your plants:

  • Marijuana Fertilizer – for optimal growth
  • Plant Protector – for the best protection

Flowering & Yield

On average, Durban Poison Feminized seeds flower fairly quickly.

Indoor growers can expect flowering to take place in about 7-9 weeks.

When grown outdoors, harvest time occurs around the end of September to mid-October.

Growing indoors should yield your about 13 ounces of usable cannabis per square meter. Outdoor growers can expect to yield about 16 ounces of usable marijuana per plant.

When cultivating Durban Poison feminized seeds, expect to harvest sticky, fat buds. With a 20% THC level, your buds will be gorgeous, crystalized, and extremely potent.

Experiencing The Durban Poison Strain

Durban Poison is known for causing clear, focused thoughts. It is an energizing strain that puts you in a good mood. It’s great to enjoy in the mornings and could be a suitable caffeine replacement. Here’s what feelings many people report experiencing from this strain:

  • Happy and euphoric
  • Energetic and uplifted
  • Inspired and creative

Durban Poison Taste & Smell

When you put it in the air, the aroma is pungent and sweet with undertones of pine and a spicy cut. With the first toke, your taste buds are hit with a pine-tree flavor. Soon, it calms itself naturally to give you herbal, earthy flavors, with hints of citrusy sweetness.

Here are some of the aromas and flavors associated with this cannabis strain:

  • Citrus
  • Fruity
  • Skunky
  • Earthy
  • Sweet
  • Cheese

Durban Poison THC and CBD levels

The Durban Poison plant has a high THC level of about 20% and hardly any CBD content.

Uses for Durban Poison Marijuana

This strain is 100% Sativa. It’s an enjoyable cannabis strain with a high THC content of 20%. It is useful for issues relating to mood and concentration.

Do you or someone you know have problems keeping your focus at the most inconvenient times? Well, this pure Sativa strain may help keep your thoughts from drifting off when you need to concentrate.

It can also cause the munchies, soothe nausea and stimulate positive feelings. This strain has been used for insomnia, depression, anxiety, and stress.

Buy Durban Poison Seeds

You can buy Durban Poison feminized seeds per separate pack of 5, 10 or 20 seeds.

ILGM Guarantees

When you buy Durban Poison seeds we offer:

  • Free shipping to the U.S. and Europe
  • Free shipping to Australia and NZ for orders above $150 USD
  • Guaranteed arrival of your order
  • Guaranteed germination of your seeds

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Happy growing!

1 review for Durban Poison

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jenny Holmes

    My uncle told me about this strain ages back. He said he got it from a cafe in Amsterdam and smuggled it back into Aus. Said it gave him the best high and helped with his insomnia.

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