How to Plant Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) Seeds


Kratom, scientifically known as Mitragyna speciosa, can be a challenge to grow from seeds and simply purchasing the proper seeds can be difficult. If you want to buy your kratom seeds online be careful because some stores sell Mitragyna parvifolia purposely mislabeled as Mitragyna speciosa. Another limitation is the kratom seed's extremely short period of viability. Once a fresh seed is obtained, it must be planted in tropical, swamp-like conditions that mimic its homeland or it will not germinate. This means that outdoor planting is out of the question for most gardeners and potted seedlings must be carefully tended or they will not survive.

Step 1

Fill your pot with quality, standard potting soil.

Step 2

Sprinkle roughly 10 seeds in the center of the pot. The seeds are tiny, so precise placement will be nearly impossible. Just make sure that no seeds are directly on top of one another.

Step 3

Sprinkle just enough soil over the seeds to cover them.

Step 4

Water the soil so that it is soaking wet. Consistently water the plant so that the soil is always moist, but not flooded.

Step 5

Place the pot in a warm room, in a spot where it has access to indirect sunlight. Prolonged direct sunlight is not good for kratom seeds, and temperatures should not fall below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. It needs temperatures between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

Things You'll Need

  • 12-inch clay pot with drainage holes
  • Potting soil


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