Botanical name: Banisteriopsis caapi
Synonym: Banisteria caapi, Banisteria quitensis, Banisteriopsis inebrians, Banisteriopsis quitensis
Common name: Yagé, ayahuasca, yagé del monte, yagé sembrado, yajé
Native to: Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador
Life cycle: perennial
Flower colour: white, pink
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): -
Characteristics and usage: medicinal plant, ritual plant, shamans of the indigenous Amazonian tribes use Banisteriopsis caapi vine in religious and healing ceremonies, active constituents: harmine, harmaline, tetrahydroharmine.
Weight of 1000 seeds: -
Seeds per gram: -
Cultivation / direction of sowing: sow seed not more than 5 mm deep, leaving the wing in the air, in moist but well-drained soil and keep warm. Germination should be expected within two weeks. Banisteriopsis caapi is drought and frost tender.
Seasonal seeds, available from October to March