The Mucuna Pruriens is a species of plant that is indigenous to tropical climates. It is an annual shrub with climbing tendencies, belonging to the Fabaceae family. Mucuna Pruriens grows a legume-style fruit and the plant is often referred to as Velvet bean. When the plant is young, it is almost completely covered with fuzzy hairs, but when older, it is almost completely free of hairs.
It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 70-85. Shade to partial sun, Mucuna Pruriens prefers a dark, rich soil.