Plants ordered now will ship OCTOBER 2021.
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Kanna (Scletium tortuosum), potted plant, organic

$10.00$28.50

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. 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.

Potted plant, certified organically grown

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    Patti

    When will you have more smaller Kanna plants to sell?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi patti, we will have these again on an ongoing basis. please hit “waitlist.” r

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    Bubba Gump (verified owner)

    I got my Kanna plant in last night and I am thrilled! I can’t wait to watch the little guy to grow! Question: I’ve scoured the internet and can’t find out if the alkaloids present in the live leaves and root are Also present in the dead “Boney” leaves. Any idea?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello, It’s MESEMBRINE. richo

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      sorry, i misinterpreted this question. highest mesembrine content is achieved by crushing and fermenting the fresh leaves. This sounds complicated but actually the plant lends itself to it. Just crush the leaves and leave them in a pile and they will slowly dry and ferment. richo

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    • Brian

      That is how the strictly medical kanna plants look like?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Brian, All photos are of actual mother plants or plants for sale. Not sure which photo you’re looking at. Richo

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    isabellaksrm

    How old are these plants when they ship?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Isabelle,
      Right now in spring of 2020 they are over a year in their pots, which is about perfect for slow-growing plants such as this. They will benefit from up-potting at this point. PS really nice stock, no complaints from anybody on this one.
      Richo

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