Kratom plant (Botanical name-Mitragyna Speciosa) grows well in the South East Asian region.
You can go to my site if you would like to know more about Kratom. Kratom generally grows well outdoors. But with proper care, they can be grown indoors as well.
With the help of some gardening guidelines from hgtv.com, we have made a few tips to help you with Kratom cultivation in your home.
As already mentioned, Kratom grows abundantly in South East Asia. So when we consider growing them indoors, we should try to provide the climatic conditions and soil properties that prevail in South East Asia. It has a mild climate, and the soil over there is rich in nitrogen. Though not fully practical, you can try your best to create a similar ambiance. The process is a bit challenging and costly. But if you are a Kratom lover, you can definitely give a try.
Grow Kratom from fresh seeds
First and foremost thing for successful cultivation of Kratom at home is that the seeds you are using should be fresh. Fresh seeds can only give rise to healthy saplings. If the seeds are not fresh, there are high chances that the saplings may wither easily at some stage of their growth.
Different strains of Kratom are there. Make sure you select the seeds accordingly. Also, while planting, do not plant just one seed. Go for a small handful of them.
Moisture and fertilization are must-haves
The soil you choose should not be very dry. Make sure that it is damp always. Take care not to overwater as well as there are chances of fungus attack. You can also use fertilizers which make the soil nitrogen rich.
Provide indirect sunlight
Rainforests are known for their shade. But still, sunlight finds it way inside and help tree growth in these forests. Kratom prefers the same kind of indirect sunlight. If you can find such a place in your home, that is the best.
Smooth breezes are best
Kratom plants grow with full vigor if they are in places where there are smooth and warm breezes blowing every now and then. These breezes help with alkaloid production in leaves. So keep them in an area with proper air circulation. Artificial air movement can be given by using a fan. But you have to think of the cost for such a set up before making the decision. Natural is always the best.
Kratom cultivation takes its own time. Leaves can be harvested only after one year. You have to provide all the care and wait patiently for good results.
By now, you would have come to know that Kratom cultivation at home requires considerable effort. You should also be ready to spend a good amount of money for providing all the required condition for Kratom growth. Anyways Kratom available in different forms in the market is also costlier. So it is a good idea to try a onetime investment by growing them in your home.