We are extremely excited to be offering these seeds in limited supply. You’ve been asking, and they’re finally here (for a limited time only). These are seeds of black yage vine fresh from Peru. Classification of these vines botanically is unreliable because the plants are so rare. Only a handful of people have begun growing them in the U.S. Most classification is based on indigenous classification rather than scientific. Indigenous classification bases the name simply on the wood color (black yage). We have seen this listed originally as banisteriopsis caapi. But it seems that they are actually a very closely related species, classified botanically as alicia anisopetala. You will notice that the seedling in the picture has more slender leaves. These seeds take many weeks, often months to sprout. This seedling was photographed on 1/24/15 from seeds planted in September. These plants have a very similar use and history to the more traditional banisteriopsis caapi. You can also seed that the seeds have a butterfly shape, wheareas those of banisteriopsis caapi resemble maple tree seeds. Cross sections of black yage wood are also a bit more intricate then those of caapi. Check out our other products for more quantity options. We also offer white and red yage seeds and several types of yage plants.
Growing Information: The center part of these butterfly-shaped seeds contains the embryo. The wings can be removed prior to sowing. Soaking the seeds in a 550 ppm GA-3 solution for 24 hours is recommended. We offer Ga-3 in the “Supplies” section of our store. You may also soak the seeds in plain water. Sow the seeds 1/8″ deep in a rich loamy soil. Keep moist but not to wet. Germination typically takes several weeks, so maintain moisture and be patient. We are selling these seeds fresh and for a limited time. We cannot replace or refund for any seeds that fail to grow.