Kanna (Scletium tortuosum), packet of 10 seeds

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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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