B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Sceletium tortuosum is cold hardy
USDA Zone:8 10° to 20°F (-12° to -6.5°C)
|Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence:
WHITE (YELLOW to ORANGE) in spring, many narrow petals
capsules open when ripe and wet (hygroclastic)(germ. 2-3 weeks)
overlapping pairs, persistent veins, -sprawling plant...sow in autumn
|Height, in meters: 0.2
Height, in feet: 0.66
|Sceletium tortuosum sales history
| Parts of Sceletium tortuosum are considered toxic.
Synonyms (alternative names) for Sceletium tortuosum:
|Mesembryanthemum tortuosum, Sceletium anatomicum,|
Common names for Sceletium tortuosum:
|(folk:intoxicant,Bushmen,Hottentots), (folk:mood enhancer in use for many thousand years, (tox:mesembrine etc alkaloids), (tox:WHO III), Kanna, Kougoed, Tortuose Fig Marigold,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|We are looking for seeds from this plant, if you know where we can find seeds or would like to be told when we have a source, please let me know.|
|26||: Succulent Plant Seed List|
|36||: Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic|
|Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.|
|37||: South African Native and Introduced Plants|
|43||: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List|
|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.|
|720||: Fire Resistant Plants|
|Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.|
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.
Sceletium tortuosum seeds will usually germinate in 30-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.