As a Kratom enthusiast, growing your Kratom in your backyard is always the best and most effective choice. You also get time to learn more about Kratom as you nurture your plant and give it attention.
Growing a Kratom tree in your backyard, you must ensure you have enough space as the Kratom tree can grow tall and wide. It would be best to have several of them to supply adequate leaves.
Nevertheless, growing a Kratom plant successfully requires some special treatments. It needs your dedication and commitment. You will be required to spend most of your time feeding and watering your Kratom plant till it matures.
Let’s look at some things you need to grow a Kratom plant.
Types Of Kratom Strains
Before we look at some of the conditions necessary for growing a Kratom plant, let’s examine some of the main Kratom strains you can consider. Kratom has a variety of strains. They include; red, green, and white strains. The White Kratom strain is the most popular.
The white Kratom strain is known for its simulative effects, while the red strain is said to have soothing characteristics. The green Kratom strain has both effects. Understanding these strains can help you create a fantastic Kratom variety pack.
Ways To Grow Kratom Plant
There are three methods you can use to grow a Kratom plant. They include;
1. Kratom Seeds
It’s possible to grow a Kratom tree from seed. However, it’s always the most challenging method, especially in ensuring seed germination. The wind carries and spreads Kratom seeds, so very few germinate. Therefore, you must be very keen when planting and preparing your Kratom seeds for germination.
2. Kratom Cuttings
This is the most popular method used in growing Kratom. In this method, you only need to pot your live cuttings in a sterile medium. Please place it in a place with enough artificial or natural light. You should also ensure all other conditions, such as water, are sufficient.
3. Kratom Seedlings
If you are near a Kratom nursery, you can buy Kratom seedlings. They are easy and quick to grow as they are already rooted.
Here are the Condition Necessary for Growing Kratom Plant
1. Good Soil
Soil is significant in determining the growth and success of your Kratom plant. First, ensure the soil is fertile and has all the necessary nutrients. Secondly, the soil should have better drainage. However, it’s good to note that, though soil drainage is important, the soil should not drain all the water. It should maintain some significant amount of moisture required by the Kratom tree.
If you’re growing a Kratom plant from seed, your seeds will need more water and little drainage to succeed. Always ensure the soil is hydrated if you want your seeds to germinate well and healthily. Also, as the Kratom plant grows, you must maintain these conditions.
2. Quality Seeds
Buying quality seeds to grow a healthy and high-quality Kratom plant. With many growers and brands selling Kratom seeds and seedlings, you must be careful about the type of seeds you buy.
Always go for lab-tested Kratom seeds, as this is one way to ensure quality. You can also buy from a reputable local vendor. Referrals from friends and relatives can always help you spot the best Kratom seeds. Another way to get high-quality Kratom seeds is by consulting experienced growers or professionals on the best quality and quantity of Kratom seeds you should buy.
3. Adequate Light
The Kratom plant will require adequate light to grow effectively. Therefore, ensure your plant can access enough artificial or natural light. If you have other plants in your backyard, ensure they don’t overshadow your Kratom. Sunlight will help accelerate the growth of your Kratom plant.
Once you have learned to provide your Kratom with enough water, humid soil, and good light, the next important thing is to provide your plant with vital nutrients. A Kratom tree needs several nutrients to grow faster and healthily. With the availability of nutrients, your Kratom plant can grow bigger than other Kratom plants. Therefore, ensure your Kratom tree can access all the required nutrients and absorb adequate water. One of the most critical nutrients is nitrogen. Ensure your soil is rich in nitrogen by supplementing it with nitrogen-based fertilizers.
5. Insects Control Method
One of the biggest challenges you will encounter in growing your Kratom plant is dealing with insects. Therefore, you must find a suitable method to deal with such insects. Though insects are common in almost all plants, Kratom tends to attract more insects.
There are several ways you can control insects. One, you can grow your Kratom plant in a pot. This will help you to separate your Kratom plant from other plants in the backyard. It also makes it easy to quickly identify any insect that attacks your Kratom plant.
Secondly, you can use pesticides, which is a common method. However, you must use friendly pesticides that won’t affect your plant. Organic pesticides are always the best as they are eco-friendly and do not affect your plant.
Growing a Kratom plant can be fun and beautiful; imagine your backyard with those tall green Kratom trees. They not only beautify your backyard but also provide you with unending recreational and medical benefits. You can also grow Kratom plants indoors in a pot. Before you grow the Kratom plant in your backyard, you must confirm whether it’s legal in your state. Some states are yet to legalize the growth of Kratom.