17 Most Exotic Cannabis Strains 2022 (With Pictures)

Looking for the most exotic cannabis strains to grow? Look no further!

I’ve hunted down the top 10 most unique and Interesting strains that everyone must try at least once!

The 17 Most Exotic Cannabis Strains

  1. Snowcap
  2. Malawi Gold
  3. Bubba Kush
  4. Frisian Duck
  5. Blue Cheese
  6. Four Way
  7. Sweet Tooth
  8. Hawaiian Snow
  9. Trainwreck
  10. Pinkman Goo
  11. Purple Haze
  12. ICE. Indica Crystal Extreme
  13. Bonbon d’Amour
  14. Black Indica
  15. White LSD
  16. Aussie Blue
  17. Rainbows

Read on for a mini-guide to each of these exotic strains, including information about their yield, height, flowering time, and much more.

1. Snowcap

THC Content20-25%
CBD Content4%
Aroma and FlavourCitrus, Pine, Mint
ClimateGreenhouse, Indoors, Outdoors
Flowers8-10 weeks
YieldsAverage
GeneticsSnow White Fem (Catpiss x Jack Herer) x Catpiss Male

If you love unusual earthy buds that have tantalizing hints of piney and citrusy goodness, Snowcap Strain will be your new favorite.

With mysterious origins and an individualist menthol taste, this is one of the rarest strains.

All cannabis lovers reach for this strain when they are looking for a fun head-high with no feeling of heaviness.

With 4% CBD content, this strain also doubles up as a nifty medicinal weed.

This giggle-inducing strain is known to be a Sativa dominant hybrid with equal traces of Indica.

This strain’s remarkable flavor and delectable aroma make it one of the rarest strains on our list.

It is known to produce an intense effect and helps keep stress, depression, and anxiety at bay.

Snowcap strain takes the cake for its unique cooling taste and its low-key appearance!

2. Malawi Gold

THC Content16%
CBD Content<1%
Aroma and FlavourWoody, Earthy, Citrus
ClimateGreenhouse, Indoors, Outdoors
Flowers70 days
YieldsIndoors: 450 gr/m2; Outdoors: 600 gr/plant +
GeneticsLand-race Sativa

If you are looking for something exotic, then be sure to get your hands-on Malawi Gold.

This pure-Sativa strain is native to the Salima region in Malawi, and exceptionally hard to score.

One hit of this rare Sativa will provide you with a myriad of flavors like earthy, and woody with a touch of flowery.

This strain appeals to all weed-lovers due to its citrusy fresh and delightful overtones.

Malawi Gold is a mighty strain with an average of 16% THC level, which is sure to give you an incredible high.

This strain provides you with a head-clearing high that can be enjoyed anytime during the day.

It is also known to enhance creativity making it ideal while working on innovative projects.

All being said, this exotic and potent strain is a must-try for all potheads.

3. Bubba Kush

THC Content14-27%
CBD Content<1%
Aroma and FlavourEarthy, Fruity, Coffee
ClimateIndoors, Outdoors
Plant sizeTall
Flowers60 – 65 days
YieldsIndoors: 500 gr/m2; Outdoors: 600 – 800 gr/plant
GeneticsPre-’98 Bubba Kush x Pre-’98 Bubba Kush

A favorite amongst cannabis lovers worldwide, Bubba Kush strain is the weed of your dreams, quite literally!

This popular Indica strain packs a mighty THC level.

It is one of the most potent strains on our list, which has a striking earthy and fruity taste with hints of coffee.

This strain’s whooping THC levels are sure to provide you with a relaxing high that renders you couch-locked till sunrise.

Bubba kush strain is the go-to cannabis to fight issues like insomnia and stress.

This strain’s powerful tranquilizing property will provide the ultimate high and relaxation you need on a crappy night.

4. Frisian Duck

THC Content14-17%
CBD Content5%
Aroma and FlavourSpicy, Pine, Woody, Citrus
ClimateGreenhouse, Indoors, Outdoors
Plant sizeTall
Flowers8 weeks
YieldsHigh
GeneticsFrisian Dew x DucksFoot

This strain is hailed for being a master of disguise as it does not have the appearance of the infamous cannabis leaf!

This flavorful strain is packed with equal traces of both Sativa and Indica.

It can remind you of fresh forests with its pine, wood, and citrus aroma.

Its taste leans more on the spicy side with a unique peppery taste.

This strain’s specialty is its appearance, for they are bred in a way to ensure complete discreetness.

It derives its name from a unique duck-foot-shaped leaf and comes with a significant THC content level, which gives an effortless high.

This potent strain will be your go-to for easing inflammation and pain.

Unlike other popular strains, Frisian Duck not only surprises you with its deceptive looks but also in its wonderful performance.

5. Blue Cheese

THC Content17%
CBD Content<1%
Aroma and FlavourSavory, Fruity, Citrus
Plant type80% Indica 20% Sativa
DifficultyEasy
ClimateIndoors, Continental, Mold Resistant
Plant sizeAverage
Flowers8 weeks
Yields5 to 9 oz per 3x3ft
GeneticsUK Cheese x Blueberry

This rare Indica dominated cannabis is an intriguing mix of delicious blueberry and UK cheese.

This atypical combination makes it one of the rarest strains.

Smoking this strain is a treat for your taste buds as it leaves a creamy flavor that will remind you of cheese.

This strain’s delectable taste and inviting aroma make it a very uncommon find. You will not only enjoy its sweet aroma and savory taste but also feel a relaxed high.

You can also consume this unique strain to deal with stress and muscle spasms. Blue cheese sure is a delicious way to rejuvenate your mind and body!

6. Four Way

THC Content15-20%
CBD Content5%
Aroma and FlavourPepper, Pine, Earthy
ClimateIndoors
Flowers6-9 Weeks
Genetics?x?

This matchless hybrid strain is born by crossing four strains! It owes its unique performance to the Indica landraces of Indian, Pakistani, Afghani, and the very pungent Skunk #1.

This intense mix of genetics makes it one of the rare finds which can bring you a dreamy trip.

Four Way strain has an unmissable aroma, which leaves a peppery and earthy taste on your palate.

This strain also boasts of a decent CBD level, which provides a refreshing and relaxing high.

Keep some tissues ready, as this rare combo is notorious for causing watery eyes, but in a good way!

7. Sweet Tooth

THC Content15-20%
CBD Content5%
Aroma and FlavourSweet, Candy, Flowery
ClimateIndoors, Outdoors
Flowers8-9 weeks
YieldsLow-Medium
GeneticsAfghani x Nepalese x Hawaiian

This sweet cannabis is an Indica dominant with intriguing genetics.

This delicious strain is hard to get hold of due to being a rare mix of Afghani, Nepalese, and Hawaiian landrace strains.

Sweet Tooth strain has been a winner of the Cannabis Cup in the early 2000s for three times in a row.

This winning strain has a sweet-smelling aroma and a toothsome candy-like taste. You can use this delectable marijuana to combat painful headaches and stress.

It will give you a fullbody refreshment and a potent high.

Not to mention, its inviting aroma will always have you looking for a snack after a few hits!

8. Hawaiian Snow

THC Content22-25%
CBD Content<1%
Aroma and FlavourTropical, Fruity, Citrus
ClimateGreenhouse, Indoors, Outdoors
Flowers12 weeks
YieldsIndoors: 700 gr/m2; Outdoors: 1200 gr/plant
GeneticsHawaiian, Laos.

Another rare winning strain, this one is a trio of enthralling genetics.

This strain has been awarded Cannabis Cup in 2003 and comes packed with a high THC level.

This rare Sativa marijuana is a delicate amalgamation of Pure Haze, Hawaiian Haze, and Neville’s Haze.

Hawaiian Snow grows into a tall plant with a heady aroma of spice, eucalyptus with hints of citrus here and there.

You can enjoy an intense euphoria, which boosts creativity and leaves you giggling for hours.

This strain is sure to win your heart with its uncommon genetics that is adept in lifting spirits and providing lustrous high.

9. Trainwreck

THC Content22%
CBD Content0%
Aroma and FlavourSour, Earthy, Citrus, Spicy
Plant type35% Indica 65% Sativa
DifficultyModerate
ClimateIndoors and sunny climate
Plant sizeTall
Flowers9 weeks
Yields18 to 25 oz per 3x3ft
Genetics?x?

Trainwreck is no child’s play with its vigorous THC content and a rich genetic lineage.

This captivating strain is a cross of Mexican, Afghani, and Thai landraces.

Do not be taken aback when this Sativa dominant hits you like a train; you have been warned!

You can feel an explosion of flavors like spicy, sweet, earthy, as well as citrusy after few drags.

It can provide you with a robust buzz that spreads evenly throughout your body.

You will find yourself reaching for this unique hybrid for spacy cerebral high, which brings creativity out in you.

10. Pinkman Goo

THC Content18%
CBD Content0%
Aroma and FlavourEarth, Fruit, Mint
Plant type80% Indica 20% Sativa
DifficultyModerate
ClimateIndoors and sunny climate
Plant sizeTall
Flowers9 weeks
YieldsIndoors: 300 to 400 grams/m²
Outdoors: 500 to 750 grams/m²
GeneticsSuspected cross of Granddaddy Purple, Grape Ape and Northern Lights #5

Pinkman Goo is a very rare kind of Cannabis flower because of a genetic mutation that makes it ooze resin during photosynthesis.

CaliCropDoc’s (Twompson Praeter) sister, found an Altoids container behind her stove with the seeds.

Its unique resin production characteristic was only seen for the first time when Praeter’s plants went into flower.

The exact genetic lineage of Pinkman Goo is unknown, although Praeter suspects it’s a cross between Granddaddy Purple, Grape Ape, and Northern Lights #5.

It is also very new in the Cannabis seed, it was only established as a stable genetic as recently as 2017.

People who witness this strain during flowering are impressed when they see the crystalline droplets that form between the flowers.

This mutation is something that has never before been seen in a commercial Cannabis strain.

The flowers are also of very unique beauty, with pink and purple tones on the flower centers and the characteristic resin that gives Pinkman Goo its name.

Due to its Indica heritage, the effects are especially relaxing, leaving users in a blissful and meditative state.

11. Purple Haze

THC Content20%
CBD Content0.55% to 1%.
Aroma and FlavourSour, Earthy, Citrus, Spicy
Plant type30% Indica 70% Sativa
DifficultyEasy
ClimateIndoors and sunny climate
Plant sizeTall
Flowers9 weeks
Yields500-600g per meter 2
GeneticsCross between Haze and Thai

Purple Haze, like the Jimmy Hendrix song, is one of those legendary Cannabis strains you can hardly find anymore.

The fact that it’s so difficult to find, despite its widespread fame and legendary origin, is what makes this strain particularly exotic.

Its 70% Sativa and 30% Indica genetics can brighten up even a dull day leaving you in a relaxed and euphoric state of mind.

The high THC levels make for a very euphoric and energizing effect.

The flavor is also an exotic blend of fruity, blueberry, sugary, earthy, and spicy flavors.

Purple Haze’s sweet and spicy notes are most prominent on the inhale. On the exhale, this strain’s fruity, grape-like flavors are more clear.

While there is some controversy around Purple Haze’s exact lineage, the consensus is that it is a cross between two Sativa-dominant strains, Haze and Thai.

12. ICE. Indica Crystal Extreme

THC Content20-25%
CBD Content-1%.
Aroma and FlavourSour, Earthy, Citrus, Spicy
Plant type50% Indica 50% Sativa
DifficultyModerate
ClimateIndoors and sunny climate
Plant sizeTall
Flowers9 weeks
Yields500 to 600 grams per square meter
GeneticsCross of Skunk #1, White Widow, Northern Lights,

ICE or Indica Crystal Extreme is an exotic strain made from a cross of Skunk #1, White Widow, Northern Lights, and Shiva.

Bred by Nirvana Seeds, ICE produces impressive amounts of trichomes, making it ideal for hash producers.

Its production of trichomes gives it the appearance of an ice sculpture, making it an even more exotic sight to behold.

The results of this strain are usually so covered in resin glands that you can think of no name other than ICE.

The heavy Indica genetics of the strain make for short bushy plants that, when harvested, resulting in a wave of full-body relaxation.

When smoked you can feel hints of spice and earth, balanced with a hint of mint.

13. Bonbon d’Amour

THC Content20-30%
CBD Content-1%.
Aroma and FlavourFruity, Spicy
Plant type30% Indica 70% Sativa
DifficultyModerate
ClimateIndoors and sunny climate
Plant sizeTall
Flowers9 weeks
YieldsUp to 700g per square meter
GeneticsCross of Light of Jah and Mangolicious

I always thought that if a true aphrodisiac would ever be found it would belong to the Cannabis family.

The high THC content of Bonbon D’Amour will increase your stamina and might even make you last longer in bed, as well as provide for some creative love-making.

It is a potent cross of Light of Jah and Mangolicious with a 75% Sativa 25% Indica genetic lineage, making it energetic and good for any time of the day.

The Mangolicious genetics provides for a sweet mango taste, which reminds me of a very sweet, fruity variety called Mango Light that was popular in Peru in the late 90s.

On the exhale you can feel sweet, peppery spicy, and tropical fruit tones.

The effects of this strain are instant euphoria and energy, lifting your spirits and leaving you ready for some love-making or any other activity that requires energy and creativity.

14. Black Indica

THC Content12-17%
CBD Content-1%.
Aroma and FlavourSpice, wood, sweet berries and grapes. Plant type: 80% Indica 20% Sativa
Plant type30% Indica 70% Sativa
DifficultyModerate
Plant sizeTall
Flowers8 weeks
Yields200-400g per square meter
GeneticsUnknown cross of Kush and Afghan genetics

Black Indica is an Indica leaning (80% Indica / 20% Sativa) cross of Kush and Afghan genetics.

Although the exact genetics of this strain has been kept a closely guarded secret by its breeder, BC Bud Depot.

It dates back to the 1980s when it was developed by BC Bud Depot in both California and Vancouver, Canada

Its moderate THC content (13%) will give you a nice, relaxing vibe that lends itself well for people who are starting to consume Cannabis.

The moderate amount of THC will also help you sleep better at night without the excitability often associated with higher THC strains.

Black Indica looks as exotic as its name, with leaves that can turn to a purple, almost black color, and dark green buds with purple overtones.

As you pull apart each nug the room will be filled with aromas of spice and wood, rounded up with flavors of sweet berries and grapes.

Black Indica is the perfect choice when you want to unwind and chill, whether at home or any social activity.

It also boasts a decent amount of CBD (3%) that makes it a good strain for several medical ailments and providing a nice high without any paranoia.

15. White LSD

THC Content19-22%
CBD Content-1%.
Aroma and FlavourPine, sweet citrus, vanilla and eucalyptus.
Plant type30% Indica 70% Sativa
ClimateIndoors and sunny climate
DifficultyModerate
Plant sizeMedium
Flowers8 weeks
Yields300-400g per square meter
GeneticsCross of LSD and White Widow Max

White LSD is a mostly Sativa (70% Sativa / 30% Indica) cross of LSD and White Widow Max.

It is not the easiest strain to grow, especially because of its long flowering period, but patient growers will be rewarded with abundant yields.

The effects of White LSD are felt almost instantly, hitting your mind with a euphoric rush of energy with some psychedelic effects like time dilation and increased creativity.

This unique and exotic strain is also one of the strongest and highest-yielding Sativas available.

When smoked the taste and smell are unique, with tones of pine, sweet citrus, vanilla, and eucalyptus.

If you want this strain indoors be mindful that it needs lots of light to reach its full potential, you should calculate around 800w per square meter.

It is also a very good wake & bake strain, as a few puffs from it in the morning will leave you energized without any of the jittery feelings associated with caffeine.

16. Aussie Blue

THC Content20%
CBD Content~0.5%
Aroma and FlavourEarth, spice, pine, fresh lemon
Plant type10% Indica 90% Sativa
ClimateIndoors and sunny climate
DifficultyModerate
Plant sizeTall and bushy
Flowers8 weeks
Yields~450g per square meter
GeneticsCross of Blue Haze and Duck aka Boesi

Australian Blue or Aussie Blue is an exotic cross of Blue Haze and Duck aka Boesi.

The fact that it comes from Australia makes this strain quite exotic and unique since Australia is not very popular for many Cannabis strains.

Aussie Blue tastes of pine and fresh lemon, with a pungent, earthy, and spicy smell.

The high THC (20%) content makes it an excellent choice as a wake & bake strain that will lift your mood and energy.

The experience needed to grow Aussie Blue also contributes to its rarity and uniqueness since it can be particularly susceptible to mold and mildew.

17. Rainbows

THC Content24%
CBD Content-1%.
Aroma and FlavourGrape, sweet grapefruit, tropical fruit, candy, caramel
Plant type80% Indica 20% Sativa
ClimateIndoors and sunny climate
DifficultyModerate
Plant sizeShort and bushy
Flowers8-9 weeks
Yields400-450 per square meter
GeneticsCross of two Zkittlez phenotypes.

Rainbows from BSF Seeds is an exotic sight to behold, with its shades of blue, pink, and purple.

It was bred by BSF Seeds with the intention of having their own version of the famous American strain Zkittlez.

What came out was a very unique phenotype that became a strain in its own right.

Rainbows’ vivid colors are impossible to miss, but the flavors are what seals the deal to make this one of my all-time favorite strains.

It can adapt to almost any environment, its compact size also makes it especially appealing for space-challenged growers.

Rainbows is a very heavy resin producer, making it ideal for hash, wax, and concentrate production.

The effects are also very relaxing and it is recommended both for recreational as well as medical users.

This strain is also special because of how difficult it can be to combine so many positive traits in one plant.

When flowering, the spectacle of pink, lilac, violet, purple and blue colors will impress you.

Exotic Cannabis Strains FAQ

What Is an Exotic Cannabis Strain?

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I’ve spoken with a few growers who feel that an exotic strain is one that’s hard to find and nobody else is growing. Not for me. 
A cannabis strain can be considered exotic for any number of reasons. 
It could have unique flavors, effects, appearance, or genetic makeup. 
Each of the strains on this list has a unique attribute that we feel sets it apart from other strains.

What Is the Most Exotic Strain of Cannabis?

I would consider Pinkman Goo as probably the most exotic strain I have seen.

The unique genetic mutation that makes it ooze resin from its flowers is a rarity in the world of Cannabis.

The fact that nobody knows for sure its exact genetic lineage and that it was discovered completely by accident only adds to the uniqueness of this strain.

Where Is the Best Place to Buy Exotic Cannabis Strains?

There are two places I would recommend to anyone looking for Cannabis seeds because of their large selection, reasonable prices, and excellent service: ILGM Seed Bank and Attitude Seed Bank.

In my experience, ILGM is one of the most reliable seed banks.

I have ordered and grown from several seed banks, and I can assure you that ILGM is way ahead of its competition when it comes to the variety of strains and customer service.

Final Thoughts – Exotic Cannabis

Finding exotic Cannabis strains can be a daunting task, but the end results are well worth it.

Also, the fact they can be so hard to find make for an even more satisfying feeling when you reach a successful harvest.

There are two places I would recommend to anyone looking for Cannabis seeds because of their large selection, reasonable prices and excellent service: ILGM Seed Bank and Attitude Seed Bank.

In my experience, ILGM is one of the most reliable seed banks.

I have ordered and grown from several seed banks, and I can assure you that ILGM is way ahead of its competition when it comes to variety of strains and customer service and you will definitely find several of the exotic strains in this list.

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