Erythroxylum coca, Erythroxylum novogranatense seeds
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- There are several variations of coca – Classic, Novo, Ipadu, etc., differing in leaf shape and growing conditions. In this proposal, a variant of E.COCA var. NOVO (Erythroxylum novogranatense)
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A coca bush looks like a blackthorn. The height of the plant is 2-3 m. The branches are straight, the leaves are thin, green in color, oval in shape, tapering at the tip.
Coca flowers are small, located in small groups on short stems, the corolla is composed of five yellow-white petals, anthers are heart-shaped, the pestle consists of three carpels, combined to form a three-parted ovarian chamber. Flowers ripen in red berries.
The pharmacologically active component of coca is the alkaloid cocaine, contained in an amount of 0.2-1% in fresh leaves. In addition to cocaine, the coca leaf contains many other alkaloids, including methylenehexine cinnamate, benzylekgoin, truxillin, hydroxytropacocaine, tropacocaine, ecgoin, couscogyrin, dihydrocuscogyrin, nicotine and hygrin.
Some of these non-psychoactive alkaloids are still used as an additive to Coca-Cola, according to unofficial data, Coca-Cola company purchases more than 1000 tons of coca leaf syrup from Peru for its production.
The coca seeds offered in our store are fresh, constantly brought from plantations located near Cuzco (Machu Picchu). Fresh coca seeds of the last harvest are stored for about three months.
How to germinate coca seeds?
You need to germinate the seeds in a special soil and adaptation as a greenhouse. At the bottom there will be soil, on top there is a transparent cap cut out of a plastic bottle. Seeds need to be distributed over the entire surface of the soil and sprinkled on top with a small amount of soil, about 1 cm. Then pour warm water. The soil should be moist, but not wet. After that, cover with a transparent cover and place in a dark warm place. You need to wait 4-5 weeks. All this time you need to ensure that the soil does not dry out. No fertilizer is needed until the plant reaches 3 months of age. After the sprouts appeared, they need to be exposed to the light, but not in direct sunlight.
Periodically exposing to the light and back, clean in the dark. Can be placed under a fluorescent lamp. After a month of life, the germinated sprouts can be transplanted into a larger container.
Buy coca seeds Erythroxylum coca, Erythroxylum novogranatense. Always fresh seeds in our Coca tea express shop. Worldwide shipping from Europe.
Coca Seeds for Sale
These seeds were hand picked from the personal coca patch of a shaman in Colombia.
We are the only source for coca seeds in North America!
We have freshly sprouted Columbian coca seeds available only for a very limited time!
1 sprouted seed: now on sale! just $70
3 sprouted seeds: now on sale! just $180
6 sprouted seeds: now on sale! just $320
Please add a $50 overnight shipping fee tor all seed orders.
These seeds are already germinated and ready to plant. We will send you a photo of your personal seed before we ship it!
We ship these sprouted seeds overnight in a moist sponge. Plant them immediately! Here’s some photos of our sprouted coca seeds.
If you are interested in buying live coca plants please contact us for details.
HOW TO GROW COCA PLANTS
Here’s how to germinate coca seeds and grow them into a healthy plant at home.
1. Lay down several layers of paper towel on a plate and thoroughly moisten with distilled water.
2. Place coca seeds onto the paper towel and add a few layers of moist paper towel on top.
3. Place a lid over the plate. Keep the seeds warm, above room temperature. Between 28-31°C (83-88°F).
4. Ensure that paper towels are always moist. Drying out kills seeds.
5. Be patient. Coca seeds can take up to 10 weeks to sprout.
6. Once they begin to sprout, transplant seeds to soil.
7. We recommend a soil blend with equal parts sand, peat moss, potting soil and perlite.
8. Gently place seeds a quarter inch below the soil surface.
9. The seed will grow a root and stalk, which raises with the seed shell on top.
10. The seed casing will slowly slide off the top off the stalk and fall off, revealing two leaves.
11. Be patient, the seed shell normally comes off on its own over time.
12. On some rare occasions the seed shell will not fall off. In this case, slice the edge of the seed shell carefully with a blade. Be careful!
13. Provide 16 to 20 hours of light a day.
14. Keep temperature around 29°C/84°F. If plants have a cold snap they will start to drop leaves over the subsequent days.
15. Keep humidity between 50% and 60%. If humidity is too low, new leaves may curl or burn.
16. Fertilize moderate to heavily. If leaves yellow, slowly increase feeding. Coca can be a heavy feeder.
17. Do not get fertilizer water on the leaves as it will cause burning.
18. Plants can grow to over 12 feet tall and live for over 40 years.
19. The plant will naturally shed some leaves as it grows. You can collect and use them.
20. Coca is not seasonal. It grows and produces leaves all year round.
21. Once the plant is over 4 feet tall you can harvest leaves. This should take about 2 years. At this time you can take a small number of leaves from the plant and they will soon regrow. Don’t harvest more than a third of the leaves at once. Dry leaves in a cool place for 3 to 7 days before using.
22. After 3 or 4 years the plant may begin to produce berries. Each berry will contain one seed. You can harvest berries when they are bright red. Clean off the flesh and sprout the seed to start another coca plant!
Young plant with seed shell still attached. It will beak free in another week.
Canada's only source of true coca leaf.