Kalimpong features a subtropical highland climate or monsoon-influenced temperate oceanic climate. While it sees a heavenly rainfall during the warm months with temperatures not exceeding 30° C, the coldest months are relatively drier and colder without snowfall.
The plants in farmed populations were exceptionally large and exhibited an incredible structure which can support massive yields with no worry of winds knocking down the crop, except for an occasional branch here and there. The buds have a pungent floral-lemongrass smell and induces a very uplifting euphoric high without the heaviness in the body and chest, ideal for getting immersed in an art activity or music.
The flowering takes place from mid August till December, almost around 16+ weeks. Not many colors, except for a few plants in the wild/undomesticated population. Our team made a few selections, including one from the massive green plants from farmed population and another with a little hint of color in fading leaves, growing naturally/wild in middle of the village.