Tree of Wizards (Latua pubiflora) is a monotypic genus native of evergreen costal forests in the Cordillera de la Costa de Valdivia in the region of los Ríos and the province of Osorno in the region of los Lagos (Chile). Latua pubiflora and the closely related Dunalia species grow as a woody shrubs with elliptic leaves on spiny stems and pendulous, beautiful bell-shaped, magenta or rich violet flowers followed by round, yellow fruits. All plant parts contain highly poisenous hallucinogen alcaloids, which have been traditionally used by indigenous tribes in the Valdivia region. Easily cultivated in pots in any rich, well drained soil with some grit sand added in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 15°C.
Sow seeds flat in any rich, well drained soil at some 20°C to 30°C throughout the year. Cover seeds only very sparsely with soil. Germination in both Dunalia and Latua is slow and erratic. Keep pots and seedlings always sunny.
20 seeds per package, unless not noted differently.