SELECTION OF COCA SEEDS THAT YOU CAN BUY ONLINE:
- Peruvian Erythroxylum Coca Plant Seeds
- Columbian Erythroxylum Coca Plant Seeds - has smaller, narrower leaves and is broadest in the middle making a more regular oval shape
- Bolivian Erythroxylum Coca Plant Seeds - has larger leaves that are elliptical, oval and broader above the middle
The optimum average daily temperature for coca plant growth is 27 C / 80.6 F.
The optimum pH for growing coca plants from coca seeds is 4.7 - 6.0.
Harvesting Coca Leaves
The first harvest of coca leaves takes place about 1 year after planting. The leaves must be stiff and easily detachable to be harvested. You can harvest it's leaves every 55 days in the rainy season, but when it's drier, they are harvested every 100 days.
Please note: The leaves should be pinched from the plant, not ripped off to prevent the plant from harmful damage.
Coca leaf from planting coca seed
Chewing the coca leaf which contains vital nutrients as well as numerous alkaloids, including cocaine, has been done for thousands of years. The leaf was, and is, chewed almost universally by some indigenous communitiesThere is also evidence that these cultures used a mixture of coca leaves and saliva divinorum
as an anesthetic for the performance of trepanation (drilling a hole in your skull for an operation)