Best Kratom Seeds: Where Can You Buy Them?

Alice Sparkle
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Since you’re looking for Kratom seeds, then you’re probably thinking about growing your own plant and harvesting the leaves for personal use. Beware, though: while this might sound like a great idea, nurturing a Kratom tree can be difficult and it won’t always work.

From the seeds you choose to the climate in your area, the soil you use and the way you harvest the leaves, there are a lot of things that you need to get right if your Kratom tree is going to flourish. In what follows, I’ll share everything I’ve learned in my experience with Kratom plant seeds so that you can avoid my mistakes.

Who Sells Kratom Plant Seeds in the US?

Once you decide to grow your own Kratom, the first big problem you’re going to face is getting the right Kratom plant seeds. You already know that Kratom is a tree, but did you know that it is native to East Asian countries and depends on their unique climate to thrive?

You won’t find many people who grow Kratom in the US because, in most states, the climate is not appropriate. This is problematic. If there are no trees in the US, then there are no seeds. And if there are no seeds, then you have to buy yours from a vendor that operates out of an Asian country, which is easier said than done.

Even if you can arrange for affordable shipping, Kratom seeds are notoriously difficult to handle. They have to be kept fresh in order flourish into plants and this can be impossible to achieve if you have to ship them across the globe. Fortunately, some US-based sellers from states with a warmer climate are able to grow the plant and willing to share the seeds. But even so, Kratom seeds remain very rare… and pricey.

So, if you’re going to spend this much money on Kratom plant seeds, learn from my mistakes and run a few checks before the actual purchase. Look for:

  1. Kratom Seed Pods. Kratom seeds grow in podheads, each containing about 50 pods. The pods, in turn, have about 50 seeds each. You have the highest chances of getting fresh seeds if you buy them before they have been removed from the pods.
  2. Fresh Seeds. Dry Kratom plant seeds are significantly less likely to develop into plants. Contact each vendor and ask if they can deliver fresh seeds. Sometimes, this will cost you extra, but it’s worth it.
  3. A Good Reputation. There are people out there who take advantage of the fact that Kratom seeds are very rare in order to sell you very expensive rubbish. Before you buy from a vendor, check out the reviews of other customers and look them up on specialty forums.
  4. Affordable Pricing. While I understand that Kratom seeds are difficult to come by, I can’t stomach some of the outrageous prices out there. Expect to pay a spicy price for your seeds, but don’t go spending hundreds of dollars on them just because the vendor promises they are “extra fresh.

Things to consider: Growing your own Kratom plant(s) is an expensive hobby. Not only are the seeds likely to cost you, but you will have to invest in proper soil, a couple of fans, and even artificial lighting if you don’t live in one of the warmer states. Think this through before you decide to spend any money.

How to Use Kratom Plant Seeds

Now that you have your hands on some precious Kratom seed pods, it’s time to start your own beautiful (and productive) garden. I’ll be frank: during my experiments, I’ve wasted a lot of seeds, not necessarily because I was careless, but because the entire process is so delicate.

After many trials and errors, I’ve managed to grow a couple of gorgeous trees that I couldn’t be more proud of. This is what I can share from my experience:

  • The right climate. Kratom trees grow in a tropical climate with year-round warm temperatures and regular rainfall. If you live in a warm state like Florida, this can increase your chances of success when cultivating Kratom, but even then, you might have to invest in some artificial lighting to keep the plants warm during the winter.
  • The proper soil. Standard potting soil will do, but you have to make sure that it’s well-drained for your Kratom plants to survive.
  • A good watering schedule. Kratom trees are used to a lot of rain and humidity so you want to generously water your plans on a daily basis.
  • A good harvesting technique. Leaf production can take up to one year to start, so be patient. Once the leaves do come out, remember not to harvest too many of them because this will ultimately kill the tree.

If your seeds are fresh, you can expect to get one plant out of about 10-20 seeds. The odds are even lower with dry seeds, which might not sprout at all. Buy seeds in bulk to make sure that you have enough and don’t be shy with the number of seeds you plant to begin with. If you get too many sprouts for the pot you are using, you can always move them later.

Pro Tip 1: Kratom plants will not survive any kind of freezing temperatures, especially when young. If you live in a cold state, you can only plant Kratom seeds indoors and will require special lighting to do so.

Pro Tip 2: Experienced Kratom farmers claim that a tree that is consistently exposed to breeze will develop leaves with a higher alkaloid content. You can replicate this effect with a fan.

Pro Tip 3: If building a greenhouse is not an option, you can create an efficient germination box with Styrofoam, a plastic lid, and a lightbulb for warmth. Decent-sized plants and several year-old trees are more likely to be able to survive climate conditions outside of a greenhouse.

Get the Best Kratom Seeds for Your Garden

Growing your own plants from Kratom seeds can be a trying experience, but it’s also a very rewarding one. Not only is this a great hobby, but once you have a couple of mature trees – which, by the way, you might have to move outdoors at some point due to their sheer size – you can rely on them for your own Kratom consumption.

There’s no better way to ensure that your Kratom powder is pure than to make it yourself. Just bear in mind that it all starts with a good seed… or, more like, a hundred of them. Finding the right vendor is an essential step and a great way to ensure that you’re not just wasting money on seeds that will never sprout.