Thursday, 11 September 2014

Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum)


                             Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum)

Used by African tribes as a mood-altering substance for thousands of years, this succulent is easy to grow, pretty to look at and a great talking point..The flowers seem to smell sweet/citrus when there are lots of them together, but on their own they are too small to smell.Cuttings are super easy to root, just dip them in rooting powder, put them in damp compost/vermiculite/perlite mix (1:1:1) and keep misted.They will look like they are going to die, they might wilt or go interesting colours but then they pick up and start pushing out new leaves.Ive only had one or two fail out of the many hundreds i have rooted.We always have un-rooted cuttings of Kanna for sale and often have rooted ones too.

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