You are about to buy kratom but suddenly a number of questions came into your mind. What are the different kratom colors? Do they have any significance, or are these the only shades? Is a single plant grows different leaves, or different plants have different leaves? Which one color to buy or can I use 2 different colors together??
These are all the very important questions that come to your mind when looking for a specioa or one of your friends is looking for their answers. So you have landed in the right place as here is the answer to your debatable questions and now you will have the knowledge to spread!! Oh wow,
You can now give suggestions when you or your friends have to buy any speciosa as you will be bubbling out with kratom color knowledge!
The tea tree plant has become too famous in the recent past that almost everyone knows about its healing and relieving soul power, so it would be crazy if we again start talking on general view. So let’s go to our topic.
What are the kratom colors?
Kratom colors are the color of leaves of the speciosa plant. And more specifically, it is the color of the vein of leaves and stems. They contain an active ingredient named “mitragynine,” and different colored leaves have different Alkaloid properties, which cause certain effects produced by each color. Some vendors say that the color of different leaves also depends on the age of the plant and the drying process.
You may see a variety of kratom colors, but it is generally available in 3 main colors. To add in your knowledge, these colors are based on various factors, like the color of the vein, stem, drying method, and extraction methods.
And when going into detail, we figured out that basically each kratom has a certain colored stem and vein. And by mixing various colors in different proportions, certain other colors have also been made, like gold, yellow etc.
What is the importance of these kratom colors?
3 basic colors are as follows.
- White color
- Red color
- Green color
And others are combinations of these 03.
White color kratom, as already mentioned is basically the color of veins of mitragyna leaves and its stem. These leaves contain an active alkaloid ingredient that varies from color to color and determines the effects produced by a specific colored leaf. White color is considered as the most potent strain of all (except maeng Da). It may be difficult for beginners due to bit harsh and different tastes, but people who often use it are compliant with this strain. When the plant is young, it’s the time when white leaves are harvested. After harvesting, they are dried indoors with no sunlight at all. From here, these can be used as freshly dried leaves or further processed for making powder, extracts or capsules. It is a mild stimulant and in lesser doses, it has energizing and alertness effects.
Red color kratom is the most selling of all. Its occurrence is more in South East Asia than its other fellows. It is known that it’s the only strain that can adjust in harsh weather and survives best. This property is believed to be basically because of certain alkaloid composition in its leaves. Red leaves are obtained when the plant is completely matured and dried under full sunlight exposure or UV Lamps. It is the mellowest of all major strains and it is easy to consume for beginners. It has a mild sedative effect, give calmness. Some people use it for relieving pain though it is not approved for use as an alternative to medicine.
The green color kratom is considered as in between Red and White. It is harvested when the plant is in the maturing phase but hasn’t matured fully. Its leaves are then dried first indoors in an air-conditioned environment and then taken into sunlight to complete the drying process. It has more subtle effects than its counter partners. It has stimulant effects and it is also used as an energy booster. Let’s proceed to comparison table.
|Kratom Color||Characteristics||Efficacy||Effects||Some common strains|
|White||It has a much intense and different taste than other forms.||Most potent of all strains.||Mild stimulant Alertness Energizing||White Maeng Da Capsules,Bali White Vein, White Vein Sumatra|
|Red||Most sold Different strains have different characteristic.||Most mellow of all.||Sedative Pain reliever, Though it is not approved by use as alternative to medicine.||Bali Red Kratom Capsules, Sumatra red vein powder|
|Green||Similar to those of white color but generally between white and red.||More subtle than white.||Stimulant Mild energy booster Social anxiety Recreational purpose||Green Malay Kratom Capsules,Indo Green Vein Kratom Powder, Green Thai Ketum Powder|
Other Kratom colored strains
There are several other colors you often have heard, like gold or yellow. These are basically a mixture of 2 or more than two of these 3 main ketum leaves. But why mix these colors? As they probably want to give you more subtle effects like to be more potent and to be of longer duration. Many strains originate from these mixtures via different drying methods and have various effects; some of the strains are listed below.
Maeng Da kratom color
|High quality. Formed by white and red ketum so having characteristics of both. Alkaloid property.||Energy booster Mental clarity||White maeng da capsules,
Red maeng da capsules,
Ultra maeng da capsules
Bentuangie kratom color
|Form of red kratom known as best for pain relief||Sedation Pain killer||Bentuangie Powder|
Yellow kratom color
|Combination color, probably by white and green or green and red.||Mood enhancer Euphoria Energy booster||Yellow Sumatra, Borneo,
Where does kratom Tea tree plants grow best?
These plants are native to South East Asia, but these can be grown in other regions by maintaining certain parameters, as discussed later. Secondly, the quality of ketum also depends upon the following factors. Certain parameters determine the best quality speciosa.
1. Surrounding environment
It is very important to choose the best soil and environment when so ever you plant a tree or herb or anything else. So ketum also needs favorable circumstances to grow. Speciosa are basically native to a hot, humid environment that has plenty of rainfall. These trees grow best in moist places. Mostly they have seen growing under the canopy of other trees. No doubt humid environment is necessary but direct sunlight is not essential. So tropical rainforests are the best options to cultivate and grow ketum plant.
2. Soil preference
Choosing the best soil makes any plant to grow faster and fruitful. Though speciosa loves the rainy humid environment, the soil needs to be fertile and moist in sufficient quantities. Not too wet, so draining all the water in roots or too dry, making the plant hard for water. Generally, this type of weather is seen in Indonesia so this place is much suitable for ketum growth and cultivation.
3. Water supply
What matters is whether the grower is working with kratom seed or korth sprouts or the stems. Because water and soil conditions vary for all of the above, more water supplies and less drainage are required for the seeds to grow when starting with the seeds. As they germinate in well-hydrated conditions. But when you are planting directly with sprouts or stem, you need to adjust the water supply according to plant needs and keep the soil moist to avoid water draining to the roots.
4. Seeds or sprouts or stems
People prefer using sprouts as they are already grown and you will have no tension for the seeds to germinate. Seeds can also grow a kratom plant but you will need a greater quantity of seeds to grow as some seeds may not germinate if they are not fresh or too old. Stems have also been used to plant a tree but what makes them unsuitable is that they do not grow faster and if ideal conditions are not provided, they may not grow further and die!
5. Proper lightning
Lightning corresponding to tropical rain forest is usually provided. But variation among growers is also present. Some use the 12/12 light and dark cycle, while some are using the 16/8 cycle
All mitragyna varieties are generally native to Southeast Asia, but by adjusting environmental conditions, like humidity, temperature, light and soil, these are being cultivated in different areas. Ketum strains are given names according to the area of their cultivation, e.g., white Borneo is white-colored kratom and grown on the Island of Borneo.
Harvesting is the most important thing for a grower as this is the basic aim for their cultivation. These can be used for a tea tree leaves either for a coffee, capsules, powder or extract forms. And many strains of this plant are going to get originated because of this plant by using various combinations.
The thing to consider here is you cannot harvest whenever you want. Why? Because when a plant gets mature only then it can be used for the purposes mentioned above. And it can take up to two years to get mature at the height of almost 10 to 20 Feet. However, Kratom leaves can be harvested within a year when they are grown enough and you can harvest it right before leaves begin to fall.
What are the options after harvesting a kratom plant?
After harvesting, it depends upon the grower whether they want to use this plant for a coffee or separate the stems and leaves and veins to use it in other forms i.e., extract or capsules or powder. Different drying procedures are done to obtain the desired results. Some people use the leaves for coffee or powdered the dried leaves to get some stimulant effects. Rest it depends upon the manufacturers which drying process they want to use.
Can I grow different colored kratom plants at home?
For the chronic buyers or those who love ketum plant, this is very good information for them to grow ketum indoors by perfectly maintaining these parameters. An idea for them is to;
- Use sprouts instead of seeds
- Keep the soil moist but not wet
- Use well-fertilized light
- Adjust proper sunlight
Every other day, thousands of people buy different ketum strains and know the general idea of kratom colors. So every color possesses specific effects, and these effects vary in their strains. So it is very important to have knowledge before someone do a purchase.
Kratom has basically three main leaves colors. White, red, green and all other colors are a combination of these 03 colors. The leaves contain different alkaloid compositions that determine the effects each leaf is producing. The color also depends upon the plant’s age and the method of drying leaves as well. And many different strains originate from them and named after their color and to an area of cultivation. So this guide has provided an idea about different kratom colors, their effects and even on how to grow your own kratom at your own home providing certain feasible conditions.
Enjoy your lucky day and get a good tea tree for your self-according to your needs.