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Raintree's Tropical Plant Seeds

Mescal plant (Agave americana)

2.35 €

An agave native to Central America, which was formally believed to flower only once a century, but does in-fact blossom every 20-30 years. The liqueur or mescal obtained from its sap is known as the real tequila providing it stems from the Mexican state of Jalisco in which the town of Tequila leis. Fermanted sap also provides pulque.
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Tea (Camellia sinensis)

2.95 €

The rare seeds of this important plant (Great Briton boasts an annual tea consumption of 180 000 tonnes!).
5 Seeds

Growing instructions
Tropical shrub or tree. The hard seed coat should be carfully filed or nicked a little to improve watering, then soaked in warm water for 24 hours. Sow in moist and warm slight acid soil....

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Lions tale (Leonotis leonurus)

2.00 €

Rich in resin, the stimulating inflorescence of this plant is widely smoked by the Namas (Southern Africa). It is also makes a desirable infusion.
20 Seeds

Growing instructions
Sow early spring indoors. Pot up the seedlings into individual pots as soon as the first true leaf appears and plant them out after the last expec...

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Asian thorn apple (Datura metel)

1.95 €

In India datura metel is central to various rituals. In combination with hemp it is smoked in honour of Shiwa.
10 Seeds

Growing instructions
Sow early spring indoors. Pot up the seedlings into individual pots as soon as the first true leaf appears and plant them out after the last expected frosts....

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Prickly pear

1.95 €

The figs harvested from this particular cactus are regarded as a delicacy in many southern countries. In Mexico the succulent leaves are prepared like vegetables.
30 Seeds

Growing instructions
Sow seeds in sandy soil. Do not cover the small seeds, but press gentle into the earth. Keep seeds in constant moisture with tempe...

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Habanero pepper (Capsicum chinense)

2.55 €

World famous for their uncompromising heat, Mexican habanero chillies are handled with great caution, minuscule amounts of the tiny fruits spice up a large variety of Mexican dishes.
40 Seeds

Growing instructions
Sow seeds late winter to early spring indoors. The seed usually germinates in 3 - 4 weeks at 20 C (68 F). Po...

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Saw palmeto, Sabal (Serenoa repens)

2.75 €

Fruits of this dwarfed tree are the source of a highly intoxicating palm wine. They are also celebrated as an aphrodisiac and respected as a medicament.
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Growing instructions
This plant is one of the hardiest of palms and succeeds outdoors. Tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10C. The seed is best s...

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Magic Garden Seeds is specialized in ethnobotanical, rare and unusual plants. In our Ethnobotanicals section you find seeds from plants which have medicinal or ritual uses. Since the beginning of civilization, people have used plants as medicine. In the Heirloom Vegetable Seeds section you find Heritage Seeds that are handed from one generation to the next sometimes for hundred years.