Mitragyna speciosa

Scientific name: Mitragyna speciosa


Common names: “Kratom”

Plant Type: Tropical evergreen tree


Zone: 9 – 11

Light: Full sun

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Fertile, slightly acidic between 5.5-6.5

Moisture: Evenly moist well drained, high humidity


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Plant Size: H 50-80′ W , trunks grow up to 3′ diameter

Leaf and Stem shape: Deeply veined, large textured smooth glossy leavesRelated image

Flower: Yellow flowers grow in clusters of 3 from the branch ends

Pruning: May be cut back if it has outgrown its space anytime

Maintenance: Medium, in cold climates it will need to overwinter indoors with artificial lighting, if grown indoors mist daily or keep in a controlled environment as fluctuations in humidity can cause sudden leaf drop

Landscape use: Tropical, greenhouse, indoor, bonsai

Propagate: By seed (not viable for storage) and cuttings

Pests & Disease: Susceptible to insects, and housecats

Comments: Native to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea, plant contains psychoactive compounds used to treat pain and addiction

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2 thoughts on “Mitragyna speciosa

  1. Hi i live in Victoria, and have been connecting with Mitragyna for some time now. Is it possible to purchase a cutting from you?


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