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Mimosa Hostilis.

family : Mimosa

10 seeds per pack. 


Commonly Known as Jurema Preta, calumbi in Brazil whereas in Mexico they call it Tepezcohuite.


This is a perrenial shrub from the northeast of south america, growing in the lower altitudes but can be found as high as 1000m.

This plant has pinnate leaves that can grow up to 5cm long and has fern like branches. This can grow up to 8m tall and it can reach 4-5 m in as little as 5 years. It has white fragrant flowers 

It is a prolific pioneer plant! After a forest fire or ecological event, the tree sheds it leaves which forms a mulch that leads to humus. The humus along with its already innate ability to fix nitrogen prepares the soil and creates the right growing conditions for other plant species. This makes this plant of special interest for a breeding programme.


It has traditionally been used to treat tooth ache, healing wounds and soothing burns. Its other uses are firewood, fence posts (the high tannin content must protect it from rot.), natural dye.


A drought resistant, fire surviving and thriving tree.


When nature take its course the fruits and seeds are spread by the wind and washed down the slopes to lower plains where they will grow. We like to give nature a helping hand by cultivating a plant. Seed pods are collected by hand when they first start to open then placed out in the sun to fully open releasing the seeds. these seeds are then planted into well draining sandy soil in full sun. Scarification of the seeds increases germination rate. optimum germination temperature is 25 degrees but anywhere from 10 degrees to 30 degrees will ensure germination. Last and by no means least you can also propogate the plant by taking cuttings.   

Mimosa Tenuiflora Seeds (Mimosa Hostilis)

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