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Datura, Mranaha (Datura fastuosa) potted plant, organic
Family: Nightshade (Solanacea)
Mranaha, Datura fastuosa, Datura metel) Tropical perennial, temperate annual, suitable for any garden in the full sun, overwinters from a dense rootstock in zone 8 and up. This is an old world datura that was originally collected on the island of Unguja in the Zanzibar archipelago. The identification of the fastuosa species is made easier by the fact that the stems are dark, intense purple and the pods are warty, purple and not spiny (it might not be so appropriate to call this species a “thornapple” since it has no thorns). Traditional usage: indigenous people in Zanzibar and East Africa claim that the seeds and/or flowers are brewed in with local beer in order to make it more potent, but this may be an understatement, as datura has the capacity to produce an entirely catatonic state, and should never be ingested. The flowers are showy, purple-tinged chalices that tend to face straight skyward. They emit a pleasantly narcotic perfume. Plant prefers fast draining soil, little water and full sun.
Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown