<p>I was talking to a guy this weekend that owns a Kratom bar locally. He was talkin to me about his source and was telling me it's hydroponically grown and that the quality is superb. Which got me to thinking. If it takes 4 or 5 years before the plant is producing the proper alkaloids how can they possibly be hydroponically growing trees of that size? Or is there a way to produce what we want in shorter periods of time and on smaller plants</p>
I just saw an ad for wholesale at $ 10/kg 10,000 kg min. Hard to believe hydro can be done cheaper.
has anyone heard anything about this?
@spence aw look at the little guys. They look so HAPPY!!!! Nice big leaf. I’m guessing that they are under partial shade.
And no that is not the case. Cuttings will provide seed and to disprove that are the trees in my videos. The majority of my flowering trees that are flowering right now were from cuttings. One of which has been flowering for the past 27 months straight. Also here is a cutting from my tree that I sent to a customer that flowered at 3 months old and again at 1 year old. https://kratomwatchdog.com/topic/2303/baby-cuttings-sprouting-kratom-seed-pods
@spence well thanks! Glad u found our content! We are trying our best to constantly put out new content as we know there is a lack of growers content out there. And very cool that your giving growing a try! Do you have any pics of your little guys. And yes you are right they will be less potent then a fully mature tree. As trees age they develop a stronger alkaloid profile. A common misconception is that they do not produce alkaloids till they are around 3-5 years however this is not the case as even as little babies they will produce alkaloids.
Here is my most recent video on my trees. These are 12 year old trees. All of which are all flowering.