Sacred Mapacho Tobacco (Nicotiana rustica)
This tobacco is native to Central America (Mexico and Venezuela). Also called white tobacco, it was cultivated during the pre-Columbian period in Mexico. The Aztecs dried its leaves, ground them and mixed them with Tagetes lucida and then consumed this mixture in various rituals. It is said of this tobacco that it influenced mental activity, and was therefore used by shamans, among others by the Warao ethnic group of Venezuela. In traditional medicine, white tobacco was consumed to combat the problem of asthma, inflammations, toothaches, headaches, snake venoms. The flowers of this plant are particularly decorative and very delicate.
Latin name: Nicotiana rustica
Common names: Mapacho, white tobacco, rustic tobacco, Aztec tobacco
MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:
If you are planting tobacco for leaf harvest, remove the flowers. The leaves are picked when yellow or brown. If you want to collect seeds and leave food for pollinators, let the flowers bloom. You can also harvest the leaves, but there will be fewer of them.
|Plant type: Annual|
|Flower color: Yellow|
|Quantity: Envelope of about 300 seeds|
|Exposure: Full sun|
|Soil: All types of soils|
|Plantation: In the garden after the risk of frost|
|Days to maturity: 50 to 60 days|
|Germination: 7 to 21 days|
|Plant spacing: 45 cm|
|Row spacing: 40 cm to 50 cm|
|Depth: On the surface|
|Width: 45 cm|
|Height: 1,5 m|
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