Calea Dream Herb (Calea Zacatechichi)

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Calea Zacatechichi, also known as Calea ternifolia, is a flowering plant from the Daisy family. It is commonly found in its native habitat on exposed and disturbed hillsides in Mexico and Central America. The plant grows to be a small bush or shrub, and features small yellow-white flowers. It goes by the common names of Mexican Dream Herb and Bitter Grass (due to it's bitter tasting leaves). The word Zacatechichi is a Nahuatl word that means 'bitter'. 

Calea Zacatechichi is one of the plants that make up the Aztec Entheogenic Plant complex- the many plants that the ancient Aztec peoples viewed as sacred, and used within their religious ceremonies for divination and healing. The plant is revered for it's ability to induce powerful, vivid, memorable, and sometimes strangely prophetic dreams. The traditional native use is to smoke the dried leaf material in a cigarette prior to going to bed, or as a boiled tea. Those interested in the dreaming effects of this plant should note that there is variation in the strength of these effects, depending on the strain of the plant, and the concentration of active constituents within the plant. 

Calea Zacatechichi is an unique and interesting plant, perfect to add to any hobbyists garden! This is the bitter variety. Our plants have performed well in sandy soil with full sun.

Plant Type:
 Perennial Herb, Shrub

Harvest Season:

Mature Size:
Up to 10 ft. tall and wide.

Soil & Moisture:
Rich moist, well-draining soil.

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade


Growth Rate:

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Our Calea Dream Herb is grown from cuttings and is capable of harvest within the season. 

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4 reviews
  • C
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 minutes ago
    5 Stars

    Beautiful plant! Thank you

  • S
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    5 Stars

    I received a very healthy looking plant and couldn’t be happier

  • JM
    Janice M D.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? Yes
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Everything to love

    I love everything about these plants. The packaging was amazing both in how safe it kept the plants to how environmentally friendly it was. The Coir pots they were in was such an added bonus. No transplant shock because the roots were never disturbed. Beautiful, vigorous plants. I'm a fan.

  • JW
    Jack W.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 years ago
    10/10 would recommend!

    Showed up green and healthy, mine is just a tad yellow because it’s getting colder here in CO. It looks to be doing very well and plan on keeping it inside over winter for harvesting periodically!!!!! 10/10 would recommend.

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