Purple Sunset

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, myrcene
Helps with
ADHD, stress, depression, lack of appetite
Ease of growing
When to use






Very High
Sativa Indica

Effects & Usage



Purple Sunset is an Indica-dominant hybrid bred from Purple Punch and Mandarin strains, making it a delectable treat for cannabis consumers. This spectacular cultivar packs heaps of great flavour and a heavy punch, with average THC levels ranging from 20 to 25%. It stimulates creativity and focus, at the same time providing a profound sense of peace and relaxation.


Purple Sunset is an interesting strain that, despite its Indica-heavy composition, delivers a balanced mix of stimulating and relaxing effects. Initially, you will experience a wave of euphoric uplift – clearing your mind and making space for inspired creative energy. Soon after, this is joined by physical tranquillity, spreading throughout the body with a tingling sensation.

While it is deeply relaxing, moderate usage won’t induce a couchlock. Instead, you will be left feeling at ease with yourself, appreciating the beauty of the world around you. The strain lives up to its name, providing a sense of bliss akin to the serene experience of witnessing a peaceful sunset at a quiet beach.

It will also be a great choice whenever you want to go through deep soul-searching and introspection, a brainstorming session or a relaxed afternoon with friends. Make sure you have plenty of food ready in advance, as this strain is sure to cause the munchies.

Fans of this strain’s high might also appreciate Do Si Dos or any of the other interesting hybrid cannabis strains.


The medicinal benefits of Purple Sunset mostly lay in the mental sphere. It effectively clears the mind of worries and stress, which may foster focus and productivity for individuals grappling with ADHD. It is also an uplifting strain that can help to relieve the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Furthermore, as a potent appetite stimulant, it can be used as a supplementary treatment for eating disorders and to reduce chemotherapy-induced nausea in cancer patients.

Side effects

Purple Sunset, while predominantly soothing, does pack a potent THC punch. Some users have reported feelings of anxiety, mild paranoia following consumption, and dizziness. Even seasoned cannabis consumers are advised to approach this strain with respect, starting slow and allowing the effects to unfold at their own pace.

Apart from these side effects, you can expect the typical sensations of eye and mouth dehydration.

Taste & Smell


Purple Sunset is a feast for all your senses. Its spiky, long buds showcase a tapestry of colours, with a rich purple base intertwined with forest green nugs and fiery orange pistils. They are also covered in resinous trichomes, adding a crystalline sparkle to the flower.

The fragrance profile is a complex combination of floral notes and a peppery, spicy influence of caryophyllene, mixed with some fresh limonene influence and a hint of berries and grape, a testament to the Purple Punch lineage. The flavour follows suit, starting with the same spicy notes that give place to sweet and fresh fruitiness, leaving behind a skunky aftertaste as you exhale.



Purple Sunset was bred by the legendary Ethos Genetics in the heart of Colorado. As expected from such an esteemed breeder, their creation can boast an admirable lineage, consisting of Mandarin Sunset and Purple Punch (and, according to many sources, also Mandarin Cookies). The combination of its soothing effects and an intriguing spicy-fruity taste quickly got recognition – the hybrid secured second place for the Best Indica Flower in the 2019 Harvest Cup.

Growing conditions

Growing Purple Sunset is a breeze, as this easygoing strain thrives both indoors and outdoors in a warm climate, with optimal temperatures ranging between 21-27 degrees. It is relatively resistant to pests and other plant diseases, so you will not need to worry too much about humidity. Nevertheless, it will benefit from regular pruning, optimising the airflow to the lower-laying branches.

These plants typically grow pretty tall, reaching 1.5-2m heights. The flowering period takes around nine weeks, with yields of about 350 grams per square metre indoors and well over 550 grams per plant outdoors.