Growing Kratom


22 Jul, 20220

Growing Kratom

Planting and harvesting Kratom might seem like a fun hobby or even an exciting business! This article will explore ways of growing Kratom and what you need to have a successful venture. 

While Kratom is generally legal in the U.S., each state has the right to pass laws to make it legal, illegal, or to impose restrictions. Therefore, it’s best to check with your state to find out the status of Kratom.

Is growing Kratom easy?

Growing Kratom is not easy. It takes time and specific conditions. The tree grows naturally in humid and tropical locations like the forests across Southeast Asia. It’s a large and impressive tree reaching 60 feet or greater heights. Fortunately, it’s an evergreen tree, so you only have to plant it once. The leaves grow and regrow throughout the year. When the leaves mature, they will fall off or, more likely, get harvested before they naturally fall off. If you’re still interested in attempting to grow Kratom, first, you need to find Kratom seeds or seedlings. 

Where do you get Kratom seeds or seedlings?

You’re not going to find Kratom seeds or seedlings sold in any Home Depot, Walmart store, or even by Amazon. Despite Kratom’s growing popularity, the tenuous position with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scares those companies from offering the herb or seeds. So do your research, and use Google reviews to find companies with good solid reviews.

Most likely, your favorite Kratom store can order some from you or direct you to a secondary source. However, the germination rate can be pretty low, so it’s best to over-order. According to the I am Shaman Shop, expect a germination viability rate of 10 to 20%.

Planting is relatively simple – you drop 5 to 10 seeds onto the top of the soil and then sprinkle a thin layer of soil on top, just enough to cover the seeds. In nature, the Kratom seeds are so light and prolific that they spread far and wide in the air and delicately land on the forest floor like feathers.  The soil’s ph level is very important. You should keep the soil’s pH level at a mildly acidic range, between 5.5 and 6.5 is ideal.

Ideal planting for the best germination rate would be in a temperature and humidity-controlled greenhouse. A greenhouse reduces predators’ risk and reduces weed contamination and weather-related problems. Spray the soil several times daily and keep it out of the sun. Kratom seeds require nitrogen-rich soil.

How long before I get Kratom leaves that I can use?

If you’re lucky to get germination, you’ll see it in about 7 to 10 days. Then you can move them to a sunnier, but not full sun location. By searching the Internet, you’ll get various techniques to nurture the seedlings, spur growth and prevent fungus. It’s not too different from the process of growing marijuana from seed. However, converse to marijuana, growing Kratom from seed is a much slower process. It may be four to six YEARS before the tree has grown mature enough to produce the large leaves that are the signature of the Kratom tree. 

In the meantime, because it takes a long time to grow Kratom to a harvested state, and because life is short, Kingdom Kratom can undoubtedly fulfill all your Kratom needs. To learn more, visit us here.

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