I have had a number of requests from my readers for more information regarding the Ngải plants and where to find it. At first, I was hesitant to publish this information because it is not particularly innocuous information, and in the hands of the uninitiated, it could prove to be harmful. However, after much consideration, I feel that the freedom of information exchange will promote continued transparency and accessibility to a subject that has been for so long, suppressed and demonized.
The Autumn Crocus is but one of the many varieties of Ngải plants, and it is the most accessible. Aside from the uncommon fact that they are hardy and grow best during the frigid season when most flowers die or are dormant, autumn crocuses are quite beautiful, and will continue to grow, season after season, as long as their bulbs are healthy and cared for appropriately.
Many people have this plant growing in abundance outside their homes without even knowing of the possible otherworldly and abstruse connections. Indeed, without a Master to infuse a spirit into the crocus, it remains a rather innocuous flowering bulb with little if any power, other than to charm and enchant a household garden with its beauty.
The Autumn Crocus comes in many colors, but for the purpose of Ngải cultivation, the most powerful is the white crocus. Second is red, then yellow, and the least powerful (also most commonly found in the USA) is the lavender variety. Many companies sell the bulbs themselves, and while it grows in most soils, if you want a magical Ngải crocus, the soil must be prepared specifically for the purpose.
Regardless whether you grow the plant for magical purposes or just as a beautiful floral addition to your winter garden, it is worthwhile to check out the Autumn Crocus Ngải and all that it has to offer.