Mimosa Hostilis Seeds, 'Jurema' plant, Brazil, 3 sizes
Genuine Mimosa hostilis Seeds from Brazil. A tropical, fast growing, thorny vine; key part of the traditional shaman Ayahuasca or Jurema formulas in South America. Super fast grower, can grow an inch per day. A US best seller, but will not grow outside semi-tropical areas without winter cover. Phalaris is a good alternative for most of the USA. Not suitable as a house plant. Greenhouse or protect from frost. Even slight frost kills the entire plant.
Improve germination three to six fold by mimicking the effects of a forest fire. Seeds lie dormant for years waiting for a forest fire event. Germination is only 15% without scarification, OR, over 90% with seed scarification. So always do the following:
Special Germination Instructions:
Seeds need fire scarification. Place seeds in a jar with wood smoke for four hours, then pour boiling water on the seeds for ten minutes. Plant in rich soil with a bit of wood ash, keep humidity high (use a humidity dome if needed), and water daily. Afternoon shade or filtered light. A tall trellis or scorched trees needed for support. Vines can grow an inch per day. NO FROST!! Tropical plant.
Thank you so much for the Jurema seeds. 100% germination within 48 hrs. That has to be a record! Thanks again for your efforts in preserving (a) species of such interest.