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 unless you like thorns. Greenhouse or protect from frost. Even slight frost kills the entire plant. Prefers temps above 60F at all times.
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, warm 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.