Sativa cannabis strains have narrow thin leaves that are lighter in color. The plant tends to grow much taller than indicas and is loosely branched. Some plants can grow as high as 25 feet while the average is about 12 feet tall.
The longer flowering cycle makes it better suited for warmer climates with a longer season. Sativas take much longer to grow, mature, and require more light. These plants are often grown outdoors.
Named by Carl Linnaeus a Swedish botanist who formalized the modern system of naming organisms.