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B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Mucuna pruriens is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F (-1° to +4.5°C)
|Type of plant - annual or perennial, depending on climate
Flower or inflorescence:
PURPLE (WHITE) 4cm., racem. 30cm.
BROWN vel. pod to 9x0.5cm., beans WHITE to BLACK or mottled
to 45cm., lfts. 19cm. ov.
|Height, in meters: 4
Height, in feet: 13.20
|Mucuna pruriens seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
| Parts of Mucuna pruriens are considered toxic.
Synonyms (alternative names) for Mucuna pruriens:
|Dolichos pruriens, Mucuna cochinchinensis, Mucuna nivea, Mucuna prurita, Stizolobium pruriens, Stozolobium pruriens,|
Common names for Mucuna pruriens:
|(Ayurvedic:nerve tonic), (tox:WHO II), Cow Itch, Cow-itch, Cowage, Cowhage, Cowitch, Fagiolo di Rio Negro, Fogarate, Jeukerwt, Juckbohne, Kapikacchu (Hindi), Kapikachchhu, Kaunch, Kekara Gatel, Pica-Pica, Pois a gratter, Pois gratte, Rarawejah, Salvadori, Swagupta, T'ao hung king, Velvet Bean,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
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We only stock long lived seeds, except for a few species that are always in demand.
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|185||: Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke|
|"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.|
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Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Mucuna pruriens seeds will usually germinate in 21-90 days.