Kanna Seeds (10 seeds)


Sceletium tortuosum, commonly known as Kanna, is a succulent plant native to South Africa. Local people chew it for mood elevation. The plant is carefree and makes a great houseplant, but is hard to find in garden centers, so you need a seed supplier.

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Kanna Seeds - Grow your own Sceletium tortuosum plants

Sceletium tortuosum, commonly known as Kanna, is a succulent plant native to South Africa. The plant was first documented by Jan van Riebeeck, a Dutch colonial administrator and founder of Cape Town. Local people chew it for mood elevation (probably since prehistoric times).

The plant is carefree and makes a great houseplant, but is hard to find in garden centers, so you need a supplier. This is where seeds come in handy. Growing from seed is great for plant enthusiasts and those who want to become self supporters.

The first step to growing your own Kanna supply is the germination. First you will need to remove the germination inhibitor from the seeds - to do so, simply soak them in distilled (or bottled) water for an extended time (at least a week), while changing the water daily. Or, as an alternative, treat the seeds with gibberellic acid - this causes a faster and more evenly germination than any other method.

Place the seeds on a well-draining, sandy soil, such as a off-the-shelf cactus mix or a mixture of compost, sand and perlite and cover the pot with plastic foil in order to keep the moisture at a steady level. The optimal germination temperature is about 15-18°C. Within two weeks to two months you should see your Sceletium tortuosum raise its head and once the plant has developed some ramification one can take cuttings, which will root rather easily.

Content: 10 seeds

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    Wächst bei mir sehr langsam, aber ok.


    Sehr gut!
    3/10 sind gekeimt und ließen rasch zu, dass man Stecklinge nehmen kann. Getestet wurde zwar noch nicht aber die Pflanze gedeiht.


    Good quality seeds
    7 germinated, but only 2 survived. I would have liked Zamnesia to add instructions, like using a humidity dome during germination and understanding that this is a winter plant. By the way, you only need one surviving plant - taking cuttings is easy. Good seeds, but lacks information how to optimize your growth.


    Drei von zehn, immerhin!
    ... das größte Problem ist, daß die Sämlinge wirklich winzig sind. Deshalb hab ich auch nach dem zweiten Wassertausch damit aufgehört. Zu gefährlich! Auch für geschickte Gärtnerinnenhände. Und dann noch nach dem Wasserbad sicher in die Erde bringen, ist für jede Kannahebamme die größte Herausforderung. Viel Glück! Vier Punkte für den Geiz von 10 Samen!


    good germination rate
    more than the 70% made it, for this price super recomended :)


    Looks good so far!
    7 out of 10 germinated in a month so far with the takeaway TEK. I washed the seeds for a short time before to wash away the natural germination inhibitors that these contain. 3 out of 7 are showing their first true leaves. 1 sadly fell over, but I don't even have room for more than 2..


    Happy to be allowed to have natural drugs in my garden
    I haven't started with the germination process to grow them but just the only thing to know that I will have legal natural drugs growing in my garden makes me very happy.


    Semi germinati tutti completamente


    Sprout after 7 days
    Sprout after 7 days! Now it's all up to me to take care of the plant, which is supposedly easy! I did it like this: I took clean water, and drowned the seeds on a plate, changed the water every day (each 24 hour), be careful when you are pouring out the old water, these seeds are tiiiiiny! Then I got myself some sand and soil, mixed it together - 1 soil, 2 sand. It's suppose to be more sand as the water is suppose to go through and drip out from the pot. Otherwise it can cause root rot. Then I planted the seed by gently pressing it in the soil (barely, the seed was still on top) then I gave it 2 drops of water (only 2 drops!!) And then I put plastic foil over the pot and let it sit, 2 days after, a sprout was visible. Thanks Zamnesia!


    7 out of 10 germinated
    I received ten seeds from which 8 were intact and whole. Of those seven germinated in one week.

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Kanna Seeds (10 seeds)
Kanna Seeds (10 seeds)