Scarification: Snip a small section of the seed coat away from the seed eye. Be careful not to cut too deep. Soak in warm water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Other: seeds normally germinate in 7-30 days at diurnally alternating temperatures of 86 and 68 degrees F.
Experience a unique plant with Argyreia nervosa, also known as Hawaiian Baby Woodrose, Elephant Creeper, and Woolly Morning Glory. This slow-growing, climbing vine produces beautiful pink and purple flowers. What sets it apart from other plants is the compound Lysergic acid amide (LSA) found in the seeds, which is a mild hallucinogen. But that's not all this plant has to offer. The leaves have been found to contain helpful compounds for treating ulcers. Although generally legal to purchase, sell, or germinate in most countries, it is important to note that it is unapproved for human consumption. Some countries have even outlawed ergine-containing seeds altogether. Don't confuse it with Hawaiian woodrose, as Argyreia nervosa is native to India and has been introduced to numerous areas worldwide, including Hawaii, Africa, and the Caribbean. Experience the beauty and wonder of Argyreia nervosa, but always use caution and follow legal guidelines. Learn more about this plant at plants.usda.gov.