20 DEVIL'S TOBACCO seeds (Lobelia tupa)
Warning: Last items in stock!
Lobelia tupa called also Devil's tobacco is a species of Lobelia native to central Chile.
Lobelia tupa is an evergreen perennial plant growing to 4 m tall.
The Lobelia tupa is a beautiful plant with red flowers.
Seeds of devil's tobacco are black and small, of small size like that of marjoram or fireweed.
Its latex is used as an abortifacient, and a hallucinogen, which may explain one of its common names, Tabaco del Diablo (Devil's tobacco).
Ironically, this plant has been used as a counter effect herb on nicotine addiction because of alkaloid Lobeline, a nicotinic agonist.
The Mapuche Indians of Southern Chile consider it a sacred plant.
Lobelia tupa loves dry soil and its roots contain a white latex irritating to the skin.
Almost the whole plant is adorned with luxuriant foliage, often finely hairy.
Lobelia tupa leaves contain the alkaloid piperidine and lobelin which are respiratory stimulants similar to the bala or the tasmanian blue gum tree.
It is used for popular medicine.
It was consumed as a substitute for tobacco.
Sowing devil's tobacco seeds:
Sprinkle your seeds in a fine, well-drained tray.
Place your box in a greenhouse or mini-greenhouse until the devil's tobacco seedlings are 3 to 5 cm long and then transplanted into the garden or directly in a pot.
5 Mexican BIRD OF PARADISE YELLOW seeds...
15 TREE TOMATO / TAMARILLO seeds (Solanum...
10 COMMON MILKWEED, GREEN PARROT seeds...
10 MEDICINAL ALOE seeds (Aloe vera barbadensis)
2 COLA / KOLA NUT seeds (Cola acuminata)
5 COCOA / CHOCOLATE TREE seeds (Theobroma cacao)
10 SENSORY PLANT / PARTRIDGE PEA seeds...
20 SAN PEDRO CACTUS seeds (Trichocereus,...
5 SACRED LOTUS seeds (Nelumbo nucifera)
15 BLACK HOLLYHOCK seeds (Alcea nigra)
10 COMFREY seeds (Symphytum officinale)
10 THORN APPLE seeds (Datura metel)
8 seeds COMMON YEW (Taxus baccata)
50 FIREWEED / RUSSIAN TEA seeds (Epilobium...
25 WHITE FOXGLOVE seeds (Digitalis grandiflora)
10 FLAME LILY seeds (Gloriosa superba)
10 DEVIL'S TRUMPET seeds (Datura tatula)
50 SACRED TOBACCO seeds (Nicotiana rustica)
WILD LETTUCE live plant (Lactuca virosa)
5 FRANKINCENSE TREE seeds (Boswellia sacra)
No related articles on blog