A lot of people have speculated that the way that Kali-Kava™ gets so big, so fast, and so potent is that its grown in hydroponics. It CAN be, but we prefer good old fashion outdoor soil. This plant pictured above is only 10 months old and has some unique features. One, you'll notice the sprawling lateral roots. Two, its FLOWERING. Three, it has changed phenotype from being a dark black Hiwa plant into some green stems, and some purple banded stems much like a Mahakea plant. Growing environments, different nutrients and supplements, and selecting for mutations, creates new varieties of plants. Hard Stop.