Dream Lotus is a riff on the uber-popular hybrid Blue Dream. It was developed by Bodhi Seeds, the purveyors of Tiger's Milk, and is a cross between Blue Dream and Bodhi's own resinous Snow Lotus. Like its famous predecessor, Dream Lotus offers subliminally balanced effects and a pleasant aroma. Its easy going high makes it a great choice for cannabis newcomers and veterans alike. The strain's THC content has been measured at between 10% and 21%.
Dream Lotus is marked by small to medium-sized buds that hold together in a pointy, spade-like formation. The chunky buds are compact at their core but have leaves that tend to spiral outward in more sativa-inflected patterns. The leaves themselves are a drab shade of olive green and are twisted through with dark brown and orange hairs -- which are actually pistils, reproductive structures meant to catch pollen from would-be fertilizing male plants. Finally, the nooks and crannies of these small flowers are coated in cloudy white trichomes, making the buds very difficult to break up without a grinder.
Flowers of Dream Lotus tend to give off a bright, peppery scent when they're properly cured. There are also some notes of fruit and blueberries at play. Surprisingly, grinding up the tight buds gives off an herbal aroma, with some traces of vanilla. Dream Lotus gives off a smooth, richly-scented smoke when it is combusted in a pipe or a joint. This silky smoke tastes both spicy and woodsy on the exhale.
Dream Lotus can be a creeper of a strain, taking several minutes after users have toked to reveal its full force. When it shows itself, the high arrives as a concerted pressure around the eyes and in the upper half of the face. Some consumers may also experience an increase in salivation. Once they get used to these unfamiliar sensations, smokers can beg to settle into the strain's high, which is initially marked by an increase in mental stimulation. Thoughts may take on a new intensity, stopping to dwell on certain concepts or making rapid and surprising associations. Under the right conditions, this upbeat, energetic change in thinking can make some consumers exceptionally outgoing and chatty. Dream Lotus is right at home, then, in social situations, where it can foster free-flowing conversation and camaraderie. Dream Lotus can also unlock hidden creativity, inspiring bouts of open-ended brainstorming or work on personal projects like crafts. As the high wears on or as dosage is increased, this bud's physical relaxation becomes more and more apparent. A tingle in the limbs can soon lead to a feeling of heaviness and fatigue. Smokers who are so inclined can take a load off on the closest couch and enjoy some moody music or a visually-engaging movie or TV show. Though not strong enough to couchlock or totally incapacitate consumers, Dream Lotus' high may eventually put a damper on any prior energy or motivation. Luckily, the strain's mental properties remain constant, allowing the newly-relaxed user to sustain thoughtfulness and an uplifted mood. Because of its slow decrease in energy levels, Dream Lotus is best enjoyed between late afternoon and early evening.
This strain's versatile effects may also have some surprising benefits for medical cannabis patients. Its early sense of fast-paced thinking can help sustain focus for those who have attention deficit disorders. Blue Lotus' laidback vibes may also temporarily take the edge off of come cases of stress, depression, and anxiety. This bud's body high can be an effective painkiller for physical afflictions as well, whether they're chronic and disease-related or simply due to everyday inflammation or injury. Because its cerebral energy can prove disorienting in the wrong set and setting, Blue Lotus should be consumed with caution by patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Bodhi has made seeds of Blue Lotus available for sale online. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although success outdoor depends on a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Its short and bushy plants tend to have strong lateral branches and can be easily accommodated indoors. This strain flowers within about 9 weeks when grown indoors.
Blue Lotus' moderate, easygoing high makes it appropriate for use in a wide variety of contexts. If you're unable to track down Blue Dream due to the strain's high demand, Dream Lotus is a solid alternative.