Information for Sceletium tortuosum

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 68934
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:8
Type of plant - perennial
Flower: WHITE (YELLOW to ORANGE) in spring, many narrow petals
Fruit: capsules open when ripe and wet (hygroclastic)(germ. 2-3 weeks)
Foliage: overlapping pairs, persistent veins, -sprawling plant...sow in autumn
Height in meters: 0.2
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, 

Sceletium tortuosum is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
2:   Wants
26:   Succulent Plant Seed List
36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
37:   South African Native and Introduced Plants
43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
207:  Aizoaceae
720:   Fire Resistant Plants

Germination guide
Sceletium tortuosum seeds will usually germinate in 30-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Sceletium tortuosum seeds on the surface of a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 22C.


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