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 on: July 28, 2021, 11:47:36 am 
Started by Neebu - Last post by Neebu
I don´t think I will have success with the Fernandoa adenophylla seeds  :'(
Yesterday I noticed signs of mold, probably these are old seeds.
I soaked them in a Chinosol solution (acts against mold) though, to give them another chance, and put them back in fresh moist sphagnum moss.

I scraped the remaining fruitflesh off the Terminalia bellirica seeds with a knife and soaked them for another day in cold water.
I treated them as well for 10 mins with a Chinosol solution to prevent mold, since germination can take up to 1-3 months.
I found info on germination temperature for Terminalia bellirica wich should be 20°C-25°C, so current roomtemperature should be just fine.

 on: July 26, 2021, 02:04:14 pm 
Started by roamspirit - Last post by Toxicodendron
Oooof! bugs/mites galore & not enough light.

My recommendation is to submerge the plants in a large bucket of water with a dash of dish soap. Not much. You want to first remove the soil from the roots GENTLY while they are submerged. Get rid of the dirt and water, rinse the bucket, fill again, but this time put a dash of kelp or seaweed extract in there. Not much. let the plants stay submerged for a bit in the kelp solution. ten minutes tops. use the kelp water to water some evergreen plants outside, or freshly planted flowers. Whatever. Great for roots and general plant health.

Next, make a potting mix that is a bit more free draining. I like to mix potting soil with Permatill (puffed slate granules) but anything that will add some drainage is good. get the dirt wet with more light kelp solution, then plant your iboga plants in pots that allow for more root growth. Put them in a warm, humid spot that gets significantly more light, but NOT direct sun yet. The plant has to have substantial woody growth before it is ready for more than morning direct sunlight.

If possible, keep them outside when the temperature is above 50 deg Fahrenheit. Being outdoors keeps pests at bay better because of the homeostatic nature of other critters. Indoors, the leaves will fall off way more easily. It is a defense strategy to reduce harm from losing too much moisture in a dry indoor environment.

Stake them up a bit, or if you have a few growth nodes on the plant, cut the leggy first internode of the stem off with clean clippers.

That's the basics. Let me know if you have any other questions. I've been growing iboga in a non-tropical climate for over 15 years now. Basse'

 on: July 26, 2021, 02:21:45 am 
Started by theneondeon - Last post by Psilrastafarian311
Nice to see someone else who doesn’t really know what to say, I’m new here as well. I had a rather extensive collection and due to personal and relationship issues I was forced to give up my collection and now I am starting over. I have already amassed a modest little garden but I was hoping this forum would be just the thing to bring this age of dormancy and depression to an end. It’s time to bring things back to life. Right now I’m just trying to make some friends that share the same interests in plants and entheogenic compounds and their potential to expand the minds of humanity and change the world for the best. I’m pretty sure that’s a run on sentence but if you’re anything like me you are used to rants lol. Nice to meet you!

 on: July 26, 2021, 02:08:26 am 
Started by Psilrastafarian311 - Last post by Psilrastafarian311
Thank you all so much, still getting my sea legs on this platform. I hope I can be just as much help to you guys as this community has already helped me. :)

 on: July 25, 2021, 01:48:10 pm 
Started by Neebu - Last post by Neebu
Hi Community,

I´ve got seeds of Fernandoa adenophylla and Terminalia bellirica and need some advice.
Both are trees from South East Asia.

Here´s some info I gathered about F. adenophylla, unfortunately I couldn´t find any info on the net regarding germination.

Fernandoa adenophylla.

South-East-Asia and Africa

Use in Folkmedicine:
Massage Oils for muscular tension and pain.
Against constipation, haemorridhs, snake bites, microbial infections, diabetes etc.

antinociceptive, muscle relaxant, sedative
Fernandoa adenyphylla contains substances (Peshawaraquinone, Indanone) which probably act on GABA or opioid receptors.

I´m soaking them for 24 hours in a GA3 solution.
Unfortunately I can just use 3 out of 15 seeds, because the rest of them were empty seed hulls.
I have no idea about germination temperature or germination time.

Terminalia bellirica.

South East Asia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal

Use in Folkmedicine:
laxative, asthma, bronchitis, fever, cough, hepatitis, eye diseases

anti-microbial, analgetic, against diarrhea, cancer, diabetes, hypertension
One sources states that the seed kernels are hallucinogenic, and used by the Lodha people for this purpose.

I read that soaking the seeds in cold water for 48 hours results in higher germination rate.
For sure they like it warm for germination, but will 23°C-25°C be enough or should I place them on a heating mat?
Also there is some dried fruitflesh sticking to the seedcoat, which will surely mold, because germination time seems to be some weeks up to months.
Any idea how to get the seeds really clean without harming them?
I could scrape it off with my fingernails, but this is tedious work...

Any advice on these two?

 on: July 24, 2021, 12:11:34 pm 
Started by Psilrastafarian311 - Last post by HortyCulture
hi Psilrastafarian311 and welcome.
i am also new here and feel the exact same way.
i hope you enjoy this place as much as i do.

 on: July 23, 2021, 09:57:11 pm 
Started by valec - Last post by BucketChemist
I'm in the EU and shall keep you in mind when preparing to trade :)

 on: July 22, 2021, 12:47:23 am 
Started by valec - Last post by valec
Sorry, but I only trade with people in the EU. Too much effort with shipping otherwise. My apologies.

 on: July 21, 2021, 08:56:49 pm 
Started by Psilrastafarian311 - Last post by jbz711
Glad you made it here, thanks for joining us!

 on: July 21, 2021, 08:23:02 pm 
Started by Psilrastafarian311 - Last post by Psilrastafarian311
    Im so happy to have found this resource and an incredible group of people that share the same passion for psychoactive plants, entheogenic plants, and just plants of all kind. The more I get into this hobby the more I find myself incorporating plants into my collection that I never thought I would have a use for. It’s so interesting the more you find out about the active alkaloids and compounds in these plants the more you find out how much they are interconnected. Plants to me are conscious beings; the ultimate puzzle encased in pure beauty and I just find myself in awe of them. If more people held this perspective to be true I don’t think we would be dealing with the issues we are currently struggling with.  I look forward to meeting you all and interacting with you as we solve this puzzle 🧩 together. Thank you for allowing me to share this space with you.

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