Pyschotria Viridis (Chacruna) Rooted Leaf Cutting Plant


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Psychotria is unique in that it can micropropagate from its leaves without any special hormones. A leaf can form roots and shoots that will develop into a clone of the original plant. This type of growth is not only many times quicker than growing from seed, but you can actually get many plants from a single leaf cutting,

Psychotria viridis is a tropical evergreen native to the Amazon jungle. This member of the rubiaceae family is related to coffee and has glossy green foliage that gives the two a similar appearance. Psychotria viridis grows to about fourteen feet in the wild, but tends to be a bit smaller in cultivation. It can also be pruned and grown as an indoor plant. The pruned stems and even a single leaf can be rooted to propagate new plants during this process. Psychotria viridis likes filtered sunlight, and so it does well indoors. If kept outdoors year round or if moved out for the warmer months, this plant will develop whitish-green flowers that are replaced by berries that start out green, then turn orange and eventually turn bright red.  The berries each contain two seeds. Psychotria viridis is also known as chacruna in South America. It is valued by plant collectors for its sacred connection to various Indian tribes in Peru, Brazil, Ecuador and Columbia..  Seeds available too.  Also offering psychotria viridis seeds.  

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Weight 3 lbs

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