How to Grow African Dream Root
Plant Type: Perennial Herb
Harvest Season: Fall - Winter
Mature Size: Grows in a small to medium sized, low-lying habit and will reach up to 2 ft.
Soil & Moisture: Grow in fertile, well-draining soil. Likes a lot of water, but good drainage is essential.
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun
Hardiness Zones: 7-10
Dream Root's Exotic History
Historically it is regarded by Xhosa diviners to have great spiritual and medicinal value, for it's ability to induce remarkably colorful and meaningful dreams. The Xhosa shamans call the use of this plant, 'the white ways path', so named because the plant's brilliant white flowers. These fragrant flowers are only open at night, befitting for the plant's use as a dream herb or oneirogen. The Xhosa shamans would traditionally grind the roots into a powder that they would make cold water tea out of. They would drink this tea on an empty stomach before going to sleep in an attempt to receive answers and spiritual guidance in the dreamscape.