What Are Kratom Seeds and How to Grow Them?
Kratom has become quite popular in recent years. It can be used to relieve pain, as an energy booster, and to recover from addiction. So, its popularity doesn't come as a surprise.
These days, more people are interested in growing plant-based remedies like cannabis, hemp, and maeng da kratom strains to ensure their mixes' complete authenticity. We're going to discuss the nature of kratom seeds and the process of growing them. The process is relatively straightforward, and with a little effort, you can have your kratom plants and seeds.
Plus, there is something very peaceful and noble about growing your own plants and gardening in general. It somehow makes you more human.
So, without further ado, let's get into it!
Where does kratom come from?
Kratom plants are tree-like plants from Southeast Asia but are not limited to only growing there. You’ll have to ensure the right conditions for growing kratom plants, but it is not too complicated to do. There are several types of kratom; they are all related to the coffee plant in essence, so the energy boost is a given.
Where do I look for kratom seeds?
The plant is all over the globe in these modern times, but the best and safest bet is to order your seeds online. Most shops will offer numerous strains of kratom seeds, and you can pick the ones that you find most beneficial for your specific goals.
One important thing to keep in mind is that your seeds need to be fresh; otherwise, your kratom tree might grow into a sickly little thing.
This means that you are missing out on the plant’s potential, and in some cases, it may die before fully maturing. What you decide to make from it later, be it the best red vein kratom or something else entirely, is up to it.
Make sure you buy seeds from trustworthy seed sellers that have good reviews and a lot of satisfied customers.
How to grow kratom seeds
The main challenges you’ll face throughout this process are acquiring the necessary gardening skills and showing patience and consistency while maintaining the plant(s).
The first step is getting the soil right. Here are things you need to consider to create a soil composition similar to those in Southeast Asia, where the plant thrives.
- Top-notch fertility
- Abundance of Nitrogen
- pH 5.5-6.6
- High humus levels at around 75%
- Appropriate light and temperatures between about 25 and 36 degrees Celsius
- Drained soil that can retain moisture
The germination period:
Make sure your seeds are not dried out throughout the process. They should be placed in moist soil (not soaked) and keep your light on a low level to ensure high moisture levels while the plant sprouts.
The sprouting period:
The idea is to move the plant to a well sunlit garden where it can get its light naturally once it starts sprouting.
If you don’t have outside conditions that suit the plant, It shouldn’t be a worry. You can easily get ready a cheap indoor grow setup for top-quality Kratom. Make sure to have enough light (natural or otherwise) and space to grow properly. Regardless, adding nutrients to help it grow properly is essential during this time.
Keep in mind that they can grow quite large, and you’ll need a lot of space to make sure they can grow fully.
The growth period:
One upside is that the kratom trees are fairly fast-growing. If you create the right conditions, it will take around two years for an average kratom tree to grow 20 feet. Kratom leaves are indicators of their maturity.
The leaves will first be red, then green, white, and brown in the end. Use this knowledge to determine when the leaves are mature enough to be taken from the tree as young leaves don’t have as many beneficial alkaloids as mature leaves compared to mature leaves.
Furthermore, they lose those same alkaloids as they go into the late stage of their life cycle, so make sure you pick them when they are just right.
After that comes the processing part of creating kratom byproducts from the leaves, which is a separate process we’re not going to get into here. The process depends on your goals and what your end product is.
As you can see, the preparation period for growing kratom seeds is not that difficult. Once you take care of the initial setup, you don’t have a lot of work around the plant as it grows.
In later phases, your only job is to supplement the soil, water the plants, and check for any ripe leaves that should be picked.
Once again, be careful with your initial preparations as they are crucial for growing healthy kratom trees. Once you have everything taken care of, you shouldn’t have any issues.
We wish you good luck, and may all your efforts have a successful result!