Coleus is an annual herb grown for its amazing psychedelic looking foliage. It has been used by the Mazatec indians of Oaxaca as a replacement for Salvia divinorum, though little is known about its effects or active chemicals.
Coleus is cultivated by the Mazatecs of Oaxaca, Mexico, who employ the leaves in the same way as they use the leaves of Salvia divinorum. Indeed, the Indians recognize the family relationship between these two genera of mints, both of the family Labiatae. They refer to S. divinorum as Ia hembra ("the female") and to C. blumei as el macho ("the male"). There are two forms of C. blumei, which they call el nino ("the child") and el ahijado ("the godson"). These two species are native to Asia, where they are valued in folk medicine but apparently have not been used as hallucinogens. No hallucinogenic principle has yet been discovered in the 150 known Coleus species. (Richard Evans Shultes)
Cultivation: Sow early to late Spring. Coleus is generally grown as a houseplant in New Zealand.
10 seeds per pack.
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