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Anedenanthera peregrina is a South American perennial in the mimosa family growing up to 60 feet in the wild but which is also pruned to manageable sizes and grown in cultivation. It is closely related to Anedenanthera Colubrina, which has also come to be known as yopo due to the close association. The flat seeds of both species, which come in long skinny pods, are often used in jewelry and crafts as well as in healing ceremonies of certain South American tribes. The bark and gum is reportedly used for medicinal purposes and the wood is used in furniture making. Each lot contains seeds harvested at the end of this past August, which is when they ripen. As you can see form the picture, these are good-looking, nice-sized seeds.
The most important thing to keep in mind when growing A. peregrina is that the seeds are quite susceptible to rot. As long as you avoid overwatering, this should not be a big problem. One method of germination is to sow the seeds on their sides (not flat) so that the top of the seed is level with the soil line. The seed will split open and the plant will emerge from the center of the split sides. Keep warm and moist, but not wet. Some growers recommend germinating in non-organic matter such as sand or perlite, but this is not essential. Along these lines, seeds may be germinated in moist sand in a plastic zipper baggie. During germination, chestnut compound may be used to prevent damping off. Planting with peas or other legumes is said to be beneficial. Once established, provide full sun and allow the soil to dry out between waterings.