Understanding The Kratom Plant

Kratom plants, also called Mitragyna Speciosa, is actually a tree. Kratom trees can grow very tall, some as high as 100 feet. The kratom plant is native to eastern tropical environments and commonly grows in Southeast Asia. Kratom itself has an interesting history, it’s a tree that ancient tribes have used for many centuries.

While kratom has been popular in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, its popularity here in the United States has continued to flourish. As more men and women learn about the benefits of kratom, more people are willing to give it a try. Thanks to the American Kratom Association and many valid kratom vendors and bloggers, we’re getting the word out on how beneficial kratom might be.


Kratom plants naturally grow in tropical environments. The kratom plant can naturally grow very tall in its original environment. Here in the U.S., without extreme care, kratom plants being grown will likely not hit the sizes it can in Southeast Asia. Kratom farmers in the east have perfected growing kratom plants. Southeast Asian farmers have passed their kratom growing secrets down from one generation to the next. These farmers are now seeing how profitable can be, thanks to its growing popularity here in the U.S.

That hasn’t stopped kratom farmers here in the U.S. and surrounding countries from trying their hand in growing kratom.


Growing kratom plants are not easy. They’re difficult to propagate. They can be started as seeds and cuttings, but success rates are quite low. To combat this, many kratom seeds are used at once to increase the opportunity for growth.

Cuttings are difficult too, many won’t even grow roots. A lot of people will start cuttings in the dark, not introducing light to the kratom sprout until later on.

Kratom trees are heavy feeders, they need rich soil for the best results. They’re use to drought prone areas, surviving and thriving on little water, so don’t over do it.


There’s a number of different ways you may think of using the kratom plant. It’s the kratom leaves that have power, it’s what makes up your kratom powder. Kratom leaves may be smoked, made as kratom tea or as a kratom capsule.

A kratom dose varies. In powder form, 1-3 grams is considered to be a small dose, 3-5 a medium dose and over 5 grams a high dose. This all depends on your kratom tolerance levels. Everyone is different and reacts to kratom in different ways.

Since the kratom leaf is what holds psychoactive properties, it’s the part of the kratom tree that is highly sought after the most.


Trusted kratom vendors like Kratom Exchange sell high quality kratom powers. We also do our best to educate kratom users of all levels.

If you’re new to the website, you can visit our kratom shop to buy your kratom.

If you have any questions about kratom, let us know, we’re always here to help.

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