Kanna (Scletium tortuosum), packet of 10 seeds

(4 customer reviews)

$3.95

Family: Iceplant (Aizoaceae)

Hardy to Zones 10 to 12, otherwise grown as a potted plant and brought in for the winter.

Perennial recumbent succulent native to S. Africa.  Traditional uses (S. African muti): sedative, inebriant, anxiolytic, analgesic, stomachic.  Oxalic acid content of plant reduced by partially drying, grinding and fermenting the leaves.  Source of mesembrine and related alkaloids.  Plant prefers sun to part shade and dry, porous soils.  These flower unexpectedly and with vigor midwinter.  To plant, first fill pot with cactus mix.  Sow seeds on surface of pot and barely cover with sand and tamp to hold in place.  Then mulch with 1/4 inch of white pumice.  Water once daily and keep pot in spring greenhouse or under grow lights.  60 to 70 degrees temperature range preferred.  Succulents germinate up through pumice and are held in place by the pumice.  Keep pot warm, in the light, and water sparingly.  In the frost-free rock garden, space plants a foot apart.  They will fill the spaces.

10 Seeds/pkt., Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

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  1. Jennifer P

    Very prolific growers

    Jennifer P

    Bought a few a few years ago and am now overrun with plants.

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    Aaron

    Could I use red lava rock and/or cherrystone grit instead of pumice, if its easier to find?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Yes!

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      Lloyd Kinder

      Hi Richo. Have you got a idea when these seeds will be back in stock? Many thanks.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Lloyd,
      I keep watching the various mothers, and seed production continues to be iffy. The entire plant is mucilaginous, seed pods to boot, and by the time they finally dry, it seems like something has always happened to them. Anyhow, we’re still trying, the plants are nice right now… richo

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    Todd

    When will you have Kanna seeds in stock?

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    • Richo Cech

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      I don’t know exactly but prospects are good, we have some very large individuals although I haven’t seen the usual winter flowers, keep in touch. r

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    saulgoodflowers

    Do you know when these seeds will be back in stock? Thank you!

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      Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Actually, no, I will let you know when they come back in stock. These are winter-flowering and winter is coming.

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