Dr Hemps Botanicals – A range of Herbs & Plants both dried and live. Including Lactuca Virosa and Stevia Rebaudiana.
Dr Hemp is very proud to present our own range of botanical specimens, in this case Lactuca Virosa and Stevia Rebaudiana. We use a handful of specially selected growers from around the UK to grow up and ship our specimens.
Liz and her son, our experts from out in Wales have plenty of experience in growing organic botanical specimens. They have really done us proud in 2012 with some fantastic examples of Lactuca Virosa and Stevia Rebaudiana. They are also about to bring in some Horny Goat Weed, and have set off some Peyote. you can be assured that they too will be of the highest quality.
Liz has created an especially strong Lactuca Virosa strain here. When ingested the effects are often described as being similar to that of opium. This plant comes ready to roll, get it planted out as quickly as possible as they are really wanting to leave their pots!
As if to prove how solid this plant is, Liz had an example eaten by a slug, but within a few days it was growing again – not that similar to garden lettuce after all!
Yet again we can thank the US Government for controlling the use of Stevia Rebaudiana They banned it in the early nineties, unless it was labelled as a supplement, but then finally in 2008 they allowed it (Rebaudioside A Extract) as a food additive. The popularity of this plant is heading in one direction – upwards! In 2011 Stevia was approved by the EU for human consumption, and it is pretty sure that its use will be on the increase over the coming years.
Growing Tips - Always keep moist and in a light place but not in direct sun or it wilts very quickly. Would suggest as an indoor plant by a window but not south facing.
Lactuca Virosa and Stevia Rebaudiana potted plants are the first examples to come from Liz & Son, Potseeds.co.uk will be putting further examples on line soon.