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I have a large number of healthy plants 5 months 1 week ago #33901

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Greetings,

About two years ago I fell and broke 3 ribs, and I don't like pharmaceuticals, so I used kratom instead to treat that pain. It did a pretty good job of making the recovery tolerable. I took it several times a day for about 5 weeks, and gradually weaned down the dose, and only felt a little restless at bedtime for a couple of nights after I stopped taking it. Since then I have taken it occasionally for insomnia, anxiety or musculoskeletal pain, but I try not to take it on a daily basis, because I don't want to become dependent.

I have been growing kratom under lights for a couple of years, and have a large number of healthy, rooted cuttings that I would like to sell. The parent trees were grown from seed, probably mostly the Rifat strain, but unfortunately I can't say which, because I obtained seeds from various sources and I don't know for sure which ones eventually germinated. In any case, most of them are red-veined, a few white.

It seems that almost everyone out there selling live kratom plants is charging $50 or more. I am not sure why they charge so much, other than scarcity, because they are just plants, requiring basic horticultural methods to produce.

I want to get my plants into the hands of others who are interested in growing them, so I am offering mine at $27 for a healthy plant in a 4" pot, for a total of $40 including Priority Mail shipping.

I have built a web site ( speciosa.xyz ) where you can order them. At present I am only accepting cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Bitcoincash, Litecoin, Dash, Dogecoin) because a stupid credit card processor (Stripe) cancelled my account because in their judgement I was selling substances "designed to mimic illegal drugs"! I had quite an email exchange with them about that, but ultimately you can't really argue with an idiot corporation, particularly when the DEA and the FDA are so busy spreading disinformation about kratom.

I have tried to provide scientifically accurate and objective information about kratom on my web site, in addition to simply selling the plants. I believe that it is a useful herbal medicine, and should be treated with respect, and I am really concerned about the recent efforts to suppress it and potentially make it illegal. I have a high level of scientific training, and I have read a great deal of the literature out there, and it is clear to me that the DEA is actively distorting the facts.

As far as my web site goes, I am definitely not a professional web designer, so it is a little bit clunky, might have a few bugs, but it is growing slowly.

What I can say is, I will deal with you honestly, and will replace at no cost any plant that does not survive in the first 30 days, provided you can honestly tell me that you gave it the sort of care that it needs. I will not ship to any state or city that has banned kratom.

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I have a large number of healthy plants 4 months 3 weeks ago #34440

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I’m happy to hear about your Kratom cultivation endeavors!!

I’d love to obtain a few plants but have never dealt with crypto currency...

A couple questions :

How is the potency of the plants you’ve grown ?
Is it possible to send you a money order ?
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Hi, and thanks for your reply!

I am not sure how to answer your question about the potency of the plants. I am not a very good judge of potency because I mostly use kratom in very small amounts to enhance sleep, and not too frequently. (Fortunately I have not had another episode like the broken ribs that necessitated taking higher doses!) I have collected and dried a lot of the leaves, but most of my energy has gone into growing them. Most of leaves I have collected have been from my largest, most mature plants, which are about 2 years old with thick, woody trunks. What I can tell you is that they are very bitter, which is usually a good indicator of the presence of alkaloids.

You read all kinds of different things about the potency of kratom grown in artificial conditions. I believe it has to do with the age of the plants and the environmental conditions in which they are grown. Plants generally create physiologically-active compounds as a form of defense, often against insects, fungi, or other types of environmental stress, so it is possible that the conditions that one person creates could be better than someone else's. It could have to do with the composition of the soil, temperature, light levels, even mycorrhizal interactions with soil fungi. Unfortunately there isn't yet any research to answer these questions, and if the DEA has its way, there never will be!

I just believe that the more people there are growing this plant the better.

I have updated the website to allow payment by money order or check.

Thanks! (L)
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I have a large number of healthy plants 4 months 3 weeks ago #34446

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Great , thx for answering my questions and adding more payment options ..

I’m the very near future I will be placing a order

Thx and take care
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