The information presented on this page is intended solely for descriptive purposes and should not be considered a review or medical advice. The actual effects of the cannabis strain may vary. It is important to use marijuana responsibly. We recommend that you consult a healthcare professional before adding cannabis to your health regimen.

Quick info

Distinctive terpenes
Caryophyllene, limonene, pinene
Helps with
Pain, depression, PTSD, stress
Ease of growing
When to use






Very High
Sativa Indica

Effects & Usage



Born from the esteemed lineage of Jet Fuel Gelato and Mochi, Horchata makes its mark as a harmonious hybrid. The potency of Horchata lies in its THC levels, with a range between 19 to 25%, promising an intoxicating journey of relaxation, invigoration and joy while delighting your senses palate with its unique blend of flavours and aromas.


The magic of Horchata’s effects begins almost instantly, fostering a rush of creative energy and euphoria. As the world brightens under its influence, you’ll find yourself more receptive to new ideas, and conversations seem more lively and engaging.

These effects are not overwhelming by any means – they rather feel like a gentle nudge inviting you to action, helping you make the most of your time and filling you with abundant motivation. At the same time, the strain is very calming – blanketing your mind and body in a soothing wave that dissolves stress and tension. The overall result is very refreshing and ideally suited for some creative work as well as mellow evenings with close friends whilst appreciating a beautiful beach sunset.

If you like the effects of this flower, you may also enjoy Mandarin Cookies and Mimosa. Remember also to explore our list of marijuana cultivars for numerous similar options.


Just like about any other strain, Horchata can provide many medicinal benefits. Firstly, with a high caryophyllene and CBG (1%) content, it is a potent anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent, which may help with various kinds of pain – from chronic to arthritis, as well as headaches or muscle cramps.

It can also have a positive influence on the mental sphere, namely by reducing stress and anxiety. With the help of limonene, its uplifting action can temporarily relieve symptoms of depression and PTSD, as well as stress.

Side effects

The strain is quite gentle on its users when it comes to the side effects. These are mostly limited to the typical dry mouth and eye sensations. However, it is essential to remember the potential of THC-heavy strains to induce paranoia or anxiety – particularly if you are prone to mental health conditions. For the best results and enjoyment, use Horchata sparingly, starting with a single puff and gradually building the dose up if necessary.

Taste & Smell


Horchata is a treat for all your senses. It invites you with a unique mix of sweet, fresh and spicy aromas reminiscent of its namesake drink. First, you will notice the notes of pinene and mint. As the buds are lit up, you will also sense creamy, rich vanilla with a hint of diesel.

The flavour mirrors this unique scent, offering a creamy, sweet smoke combined with the exotic zest of orange, cinnamon and spicy pepper, resulting in a delicious, smooth smoke.

The flowers are also a sight to behold – with a very dense structure of minty green colour and amber crystal trichomes, giving the buds a milky yet sparkling appearance.



Horchata’s lineage is deeply rooted in cannabis royalty as a child of Jet Fuel Gelato and Mochi. No wonder it was named after the comforting Spanish drink – it resembles the same extraordinary bliss, so synonymous with the Gelato family.

Since its inception by the Oregon-based Compound Genetics, many others have attempted to recreate this beauty, with the Menaki Gardens’s version becoming quite popular.

Growing conditions

Horchata is challenging to grow due to its need for stable light and humidity levels. Proper air ventilation is crucial for ensuring satisfactory results, as it can be sensitive to pests, mildew and mould. It can be grown outdoors in warm and sunny conditions. Still, indoor cultivation provides the best control over all the environmental factors.

By the time the plants are ready to harvest, between 7 and 9 weeks from the start of cultivation, the plants will reach a moderate height of 1-1.5m, yielding between 300-500 grams per square metre indoors and 300-450 grams per plant outdoors.