“What if I purchase kratom seeds and make a garden out of it?” is probably one of the first questions that regular kratom users always ponder on. Although it is possible, starting from scratch may prove to be a tough task since this plant thrives best in the Southeast Asia region. If you can recreate the extremely hard conditions like having nitrogen-rich soil and plenty of sunlight exposure for the seeds, proceed by all means. The easier path, however, is to just buy a plant online and start from there!
Kratom Seeds | How to Grow Kratom Plants
1. Find a Reliable Online Vendor
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The first order of business is to find a legit online seller who will actually bring the plant right to your doorstep. You can check out Arena Ethnobotanicals as the site is a renowned vendor for many users. It should cost you around $30 for a 2-inch plant and $55 for a 9-inch one.
2. Giving the Plant Some Breathing Room First
Once it arrives, make sure to unpackage it thoroughly and don’t plant it just yet. Store the plant in a dark room for a day. Why? Plants store nutrients in their roots when stored in dark places. After that, proceed to plant in soil.
As it is essential for almost every plant, you must water the kratom plant religiously. You don’t want the soil to go dry, but you also don’t want the soil flooded as fungus may grow. Observe until you get a perfect balance.
4. Put It in a Humid Environment
Kratom plants prosper in a humid environment so building a plastic mini-greenhouse out of a soda bottle should help a lot. It is also advisable to stimulate the plant by exposing it to a warm breeze as it will increase the plant’s alkaloid content. For slow days, simply put an electric fan right beside it.
5. Expose in Natural Sunlight
There’s a reason why kratom flourishes in Southeast Asia and that’s because of its tropical climate. It needs at least four hours of direct sunlight every day, so place it somewhere it can get the most sun exposure. For cloudy days, surround it with fluorescent lights instead.
6. Supply With Nutrients
It’s also a must for the plant to get enough nourishment to increase its quality. Using fertilizer and plant food should do the trick. Moreover, adding Epsom salt to the soil helps it absorb the nutrients more efficiently.
7. The Waiting Game
You better have a lot of patience as kratom takes a year to produce leaves ready for harvest. The maturation of the plant varies from six to twelve months. So, if you’ve done the steps correctly and live in a perfectly sunny and humid environment, you may just be able to expedite the whole process.
Here’s an in-depth guide on kratom plants:
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Here’s a video demonstrating how to grow a kratom plant courtesy of Philly kratom:
Should you be successful with your little project, let me go ahead and say congratulations! You now have your own source of kratom leaves for your health needs. Having a cup of kratom tea is no longer that much of a reach. Despite the benefits it presents, it is always best to keep your consumption in check.
Have you tried growing your own kratom plant? Share if you’ve tried growing kratom seeds and how it turned out in the comments below.
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