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Growing a Kratom tree 6 years 1 month ago #1340

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Well I transplanted my Kratom cutting last week It never even stopped growing. Its growing an inch a day right now and has already made 6 new leaves. So glad I decided to go right up to a 5 gallon pot as fast as it is growing. Its currently located on the east side of my house so it gets about 7 hrs of morning sun and shade during the afternoon heat. I happen to be enjoying a cup of Kratom tea right now next year it will be from my own tree (c)

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Growing a Kratom tree 6 years 1 month ago #1338

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There is a seller in Florida that posted a pic on his website of a Kratom tree planted in his yard. Had to have been over 15 ft. tall. It might have been kratomeye.com? Try googling kratom sellers Fla. Good luck
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Growing a Kratom tree 6 years 2 months ago #1321

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Thank you for the encouragement Xonid :). Wow that's awesome that you are growing them in England. Your tree is beautiful. I plan to keep mine in a container for at least a year or two so I can move it inside when we have a rare cold snap here. I'm very close to tropical here in southwest Florida and I have planted a bamboo northern wind break that should be at least 40' tall within two years. This should provide some frost protection so I can plant it in the ground once it matures some. I love The flavor of the tea from dried leaves. I am looking forward to be chewing fresh leaves.

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Growing a Kratom tree 6 years 2 months ago #1315

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Congrats on owning a Kratom tree Wild gardener :)

I grow them in England beliveve it or not. Once you get them established they are so rewarding. Chewing your own fresh leaf is an amazing feeling.

I would say you're doing everything right. The semi shade idea might be good for humidity and keeping the soil moist but they don't necessarily need a slow introduction to full sun. Though I don't blame you for being cautious. If you think you can move it to full sun and water the soil and mist the leaves regularly I would definitely do that. The bigger you can grow them the best chance of survival they have in bad weather. They are sun worshippers. The smaller plants and cuttings I keep indoors are under 24/7 flourescents and next to a sunny window. As soon as I see roots they go into a full sun greenhouse and thrive.

You seem to have everything covered though, that was really my only suggestion based on my own experience. If I can grow them over here I'm sure you will be successful and I wish you the best of luck :)

Here's one of mine:




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Growing a Kratom tree 6 years 2 months ago #1313

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Ok I figure I will give a progress report here from time to time as I learn about growing my Kratom tree. I have left in an east window for 4 days to let it adapt to some sun. So far she seems very happy. Tomorrow I plan to repot in a 3 gallon container. I'm going to use a mix of potting soil peat moss and a bit of course sand. I will water with rain water and a very mild solution of home made fish emulsion. I will use a bit of pine for mulch. From what I read on the net they are native to tropical swampy forest lands and they like acid soils. I imagine them as an understory tree when they are young so I will place it outside where it gets some morning sun and is shaded the rest or the day. I think the heat and humidity here will be perfect for it. (L)

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Growing a Kratom tree 6 years 2 months ago #1303

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Hi Marie,I hate to admit it but I am a computer neophyte and don't know how to post pics. If you send me your email address I will be glad to send you a pic with my phone and you can post it here. The cutting I received looks very happy and healthy. I will be transplanting it to a larger pot on Saturday. Between the leaves, That's awesome that you will have a yard to grow things soon. There seems to be little real info on the Kratom trees on the net. I believe in their native tropical climate they can get to 50 feet tall. I believe you need to let it grow for a year or so before harvesting any amount of leaves. The cutting I got is the Rifat strain which is supposed to have the most cold tolerance. This is all experimental for me and I will be glad to share as I learn. What zone are you going to be living in? I would love to see lots of people growing this wonderful tree.

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Growing a Kratom tree 6 years 2 months ago #1299

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I've been living in florida as well and I've been wanting to try this! How long does it usually take to mature? I've been living in a condo until I get settled, but I'll have a yard soon and I'm dying to plant my own tree

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Growing a Kratom tree 6 years 2 months ago #1297

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OMG this is so cool, can you please add a picture :woohoo:

Sorry I don't know much on growing Kratom but I am interested B)

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Growing a Kratom tree 6 years 2 months ago #1295

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I have just received a rooted Kratom cutting. I am an avid gardener and am excited to add this tree to my garden. I live in Florida zone 9b. I plan to grow this tree in a container for a year or so then I would love to plant it in my yard. Has anybody successfully grown kratom out doors in zone 9b? Any growing tips would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance

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