Descend into deeper dream with this large liana, known as the African Dream Herb. Its giant, chocolate-colored seeds are used as natural jewelry and talismans, but it’s most notorious for its ability to induce vivid, sometimes lucid, dreams. Traditional preparations vary; some South African cultures consume the inner meat of the nut while others smoke the leaves. The plant is a massive vine: its twisted trunk climbs up trees and into the canopy, reaching lengths of 120 m (390 ft) or more. Its seeds are “drift seeds” or "sea beans," the ocean explorers of the plant world. When a seaside Entada rheedii drops its seed into water, a thick woody shell can protect the seed as it floats thousands of miles through ocean currents, sometimes for years, to eventually land and take root on a distant tropical beach.
Suitable for outdoor planting in USDA plant hardiness zones 10 to 11