TABERNANTHE IBOGA SEEDS
Tabernanthe iboga seeds pod is a member of the Apocynaceae family, native to the wet tropical areas of west-central Africa, mainly Congo and Gabon. Common names include Iboga, Eboka and Eboga. Tabernanthe is a small genus comprising only two species, T. iboga and T. elliptica (this species has prickly fruit similar to Datura spp.). It is recorded that the two species may cross pollinate to produce a fertile hybrid (Iboga and Ibogaine, Nico Dauphin).
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Tabernanthe are woody plants that are endemic to humid tropical forest understories. Tabernanthe shrubs generally grow to a height of from half a meter to two meters. Branches occur in pairs, and two slender, pedunculate inflorescences appear in pairs just above points of branching. Tabernanthe also has sepal-like bracts and conspicuous leaf scars. As with many other members of the Apocynaceae, Tabernanthe is characterized by milky sap and the occurrence of many useful alkaloids in the bark, leaves and root (Iboga and Ibogaine, Nico Dauphin).
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Tabernanthe iboga seeds are fresh and should be sown on arrival, they may have even started to germinate in transit. If they have been sent in moist coco peat (brown stuff) you can also leave them in the bag until they germinate (if they haven’t already) in an ambient (20-30ºC) position inside your house.
Sow Tabernanthe iboga seed 10-15mm under the surface of a quality seed raising mix. Peeling a part of the brown seed coat off each end of the seed to just expose the white embryo has in our experience hastened seed emergence and ability to slough off the seed coat (but is not necessary). Keep Tabernanthe iboga seeds moist and warm until germination (2-8 weeks). Ours are averaging 4 weeks until emergence at high summer temperatures (max 30-35ºC, min 20ºC). Check out our blog on germinating this species here.
Likes a part shade position (50%) with rich soil and good drainage. Give regular applications of both liquid and solid fertiliser over summer. Likes a lot of root space, pot up regularly when you notice white roots coming out of the drainage holes. Keep in a warmer area over winter months, and also keep more dry.
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Outside of the Congo Basin whispers surrounding the existence of Tabernanthe Iboga farms are based largely on hearsay. However, there also exists a limited number of verified Tabernanthe Iboga cultivation sites which are showing early signs of success. Many of these farms are located in Central America and run by small teams of dedicated individuals. This includes Mexico, Costa Rica and beyond, where the latitude, and fertile environment necessary to raise this delicate plant qualifies them as suitable alternative locations.