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Banisteriopsis caapi

Banisteriopsis caapi (Yage, Caapi, Ayahuasca)

is a frost hardy perennial evergreen vine with pink flowers. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. It has no drought tolerance. This vine has all year round interest.

General

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Used in tribal medicine as a hallucinogenic and also to cleanse the body of internal parasites.

Soil

Banisteriopsis caapi grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.5 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 6.5 (slightly acidic ranges from 6.1 to 6.5).

Leaves

It has green leaves. They are aristate in shape.

Uses

Arbor or trellis, attractive foliage, container plant, greenhouse, tropical effect and wall side.

Progagation

Propagation techniques include cuttings and seed.

Origin

Peru (Amazon region). Brazil (Amazon region).

-1°C / 30.2F 5.5 to 6.5
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Banisteriopsis
Specific epithet ? caapi
Common names
Yage (Ireland), Caapi (Ireland), Ayahuasca (Ireland)
User notes have orange headings. All other information is made up from editing attributes. IPNI details on Banisteriopsis caapi
    References [edit] ?

    Plant added by HBWR (Australia) - Add as friend

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