- Coca seeds
- Sterile seed-starting mix or a well-draining potting mix
- Small pots or seed trays
- Clear plastic wrap or a humidity dome
- Watering can or spray bottle
- Warm and well-lit location
- Prepare the Potting Mix: Use a sterile seed-starting mix or a well-draining potting mix. Moisten the mix with water until it’s evenly damp but not waterlogged.
- Plant the Seeds: Place the coca seeds on the surface of the potting mix. Lightly press them into the soil or cover them with a thin layer of the mix. Plant them at a depth of about twice the diameter of the seed.
- Provide Humidity: Cover the pots or trays with clear plastic wrap or use a humidity dome to create a humid environment. This helps to retain moisture during the germination process.
- Place in a Warm Location: Keep the pots in a warm location, ideally between 75-85°F (24-29°C). This temperature range is conducive to seed germination.
- Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Use a watering can or a spray bottle to water the seeds gently. Avoid letting the soil dry out completely.
- Germination Time: Germination times can vary, but you should start to see seedlings emerging within a few weeks to a couple of months. Once the seedlings have developed a few true leaves, you can transplant them into larger pots or directly into the garden if the weather is suitable.
- Provide Adequate Light: Once the seedlings have germinated, move them to a location with bright, indirect light. If growing indoors, you can use fluorescent lights or natural sunlight.