Kratom Strains

Understanding 16 Kratom Strains

Understanding kratom strains can be a little confusing. Many people consider red kratom, green kratom, white kratom, and yellow kratom to be strains of kratom. In reality, these are the four different kratom veins. First we will look at these different veins of kratom. Then we will look at the following 16 kratom strains:

  1. Boreno kratom
  2. Cambodian kratom
  3. Dragon kratom
  4. Elephant kratom
  5. Horn kratom
  6. Hulu kapuas kratom
  7. Indo kratom
  8. Jong kong kratom
  9. Kali kratom
  10. Ketepang kratom
  11. Maeng da kratom
  12. Malay kratom
  13. Riau kratom
  14. Sumatra kratom
  15. Thai kratom
  16. Vietnam kratom

The Four Kratom Veins

A kratom tree, also known as Mitragyna speciosa, produces leaves with various colors of veins. The colors include red, green, white, or yellow. Each of these veins is said to produce slightly different effects, although none of these effects have been proved by the FDA. Here is a breakdown of each vein.

Red Vein Kratom

The red kratom leaves are the most mature, which gives them highly balanced alkaloid levels. Red kratom strains are very popular due to their potency.

Many users say red kratom is stronger than white, yellow, and green vein kratom. It differs from other kratom veins in that in can be grown in a wide variety of locations, from humid jungles to arid regions.

Green Vein Kratom

Green kratom is harvested midway through the kratom tree’s maturity cycle. It is the top choice of kratom users who prefer a vein that is between red and white kratom.

White Vein Kratom

White kratom is picked early in the maturity cycle. Some users report more of an energizing effect from this vein than the other veins, but none of these effects are backed up by FDA data.

Yellow Vein Kratom

Yellow vein kratom technically doesn’t exist as a recognized kratom vein. In reality, it is an offshoot of white kratom that gets its yellow color from the drying process. It has effects that are similar to many green kratom strains.
Now let’s look at 16 common strains of kratom. Keep in mind that these kratom strains mostly all have white, green, and red varities.

16 Types of Kratom Strains

1 – Borneo Kratom

Borneo kratom is native to Borneo, which has a rain forest climate. White borneo kratom tends to be more rare and potent than green borneo kratom and red borneo kratom. Red varities have a stronger aroma than white and green varities

Varieties that we carry include:
White Borneo Kratom
Red Borneo Kratom


2 – Cambodian Kratom

Cambodian kratom originated in Cambodia, but it is also grown in areas with similar climates, such as Vietnam and Laos.
The Cambodian variety is one of the hybrid kratom strains. It’s a combination of red and green vein horned leaves. This combination is rare, so it makes this particular strain hard to get. It also has a similar genetic outline as that of the Maeng da strain.

3 – Dragon Kratom

The dragon kratom strain shares a lot of its DNA with the Thai strain. It also contains a high alkaloid count. Originating from only one plantation, it’s not easy to come by.

Varieties that we carry include:
White Dragon Kratom
Red Dragon Kratom
Green Dragon Kratom

4 – Elephant Kratom

The Elephant strain is also available in either Green, Red, or White. Sporting large leaves that look like an elephant’s ear, the Elephant strain contains a high indole alkaloid count.

Varieties that we carry include:
Green Elephant Kratom

Kratom Strains

5 – Horn Kratom

According to some clients, the Horn strain of kratom may provide clarity. Even though they are available in Green, Red, and White colors, each color is tied together by this “clear thinking” performance.

Varieties that we carry include:

6 – Hulu Kapuas Kratom

The plants that are used to make this strain of kratom are rare, primarily because they’re located on an island with little inhabitants. Found in White, Green, and Red, each one of these strains is special because they house a unique alkaloid count. Many claim the Green Hulu Kapuas strain is one of the rarest.

Varieties that we carry include:

7 – Indo Kratom

The popular Indo kratom strain comes in both Red and White varieties. However, it’s the White version that is the rarest to find. The Red Vein Indo contains a dense cell wall within the genetic makeup of the strain. Although it contains a high alkaloid content, it’s reported that the performance of this strain hit the user gradually.

8 – Jong Kong Kratom

The Jong Kong strain of kratom offers up a special alkaloid content and appearance. Available in Red, Green, and White. The Green version has been dubbed Maeng da’s little brother due to its potency. In terms of the Red strain, it comes from some of the oldest and most mature trees you can find. The White Vein Jong Kong Kratom is comprised of two White Kratom strains.

9 – Kali Kratom

Out of all the different strains of kratom, Kali is one of the best smelling strains. It also houses a unique blend of alkaloids. It has been said that the strain’s potency are moderate and lasts for a long period of time. It comes in Red and Green veins. 

10 – Ketapang Kratom

You can purchase Ketapang kratom in either Red, Green, or White. Each one provides you with a slightly different experience. The Red, White, and Green versions are all popular, and the fresh smell of the Green Vein Ketapang is a welcome aroma to most customers.

harvest kratom strains

11 – Maeng da Kratom

 Maeng da kratom is one of the most potent kratom strains. The Maeng da strain was “grafted” together using two different sets of leaves. This is a common technique when modifying and creating strains. Like almost any other strain, it’s available in many forms. 

Varieties that we carry include:

12 – Malay Kratom

There are two different types of Malay Kratom strains. You have the Standard Green Malay and the Super Green Malay. Comparing the two, Super Green Malay is a little more subdued in terms of alkaloid content. You’ll experience a more moderate performance with this type than using the Standard Green Malay.  After Maeng-da, Malay is the next most popular strain to use. It also has a unique smell that sets it apart from other kratom strains.

13 – Riau Kratom

Out of the Green, White, and Red versions, Red Vein Riau Kratom is the easiest to find. Featuring a musky aroma, it’s one of the best choices out of all the Red Vein Kratom powders available. It’s also a more moderate option if you’re looking for something less potent than other strains.

14 – Sumatra Kratom

Found on the Sumatra islands located in Indonesia, this strain of kratom grows exceptionally well. These islands receive a ton of rain and loads of humidity. It’s available in Green, Red, and White versions, but the White version is the most powerful. It’s so powerful and potent that many consider it the most potent White strain available anywhere. If you choose the Green strain, you’re in for a much milder and subdued experience. The Red Vein version lasts for quite a long time.

Varieties that we carry include:

15 – Thai Kratom

Thai kratom is available in White, Green, or Red. Out of all of these, the White Vein strain is one of the most potent strains of kratom available.

Varieties that we carry include:

16 – Vietnam Kratom

The Vietnam Kratom strain is available in all vein colors. The yellow strain is gaining popularity and has a mild performance. The White Vietnam strain is much more powerful, so be careful when ingesting. Since this strain grows in Vietnam, it’s privy to the unique climate offered in the country.

Varieties that we carry include:

Now that you understand more about the different types of kratom strains, you have all the information you need to try them for yourself and see which ones work best for you. All of our kratom is lab-tested at least 8 times to ensure you are getting the purest kratom free from pesticides and disease. All of our kratom strains are available wholesale or by the gram.

America Kratom Association

Oasis Kratom is a proud member of the American Kratom Association, also known as AKA. This organization was established in 2014 and is fully committed to helping consumers understand and access Kratom with ease.  AKA believes Kratom should be widely available to those who wish to improve their overall wellbeing.

AKA Goals include:

  1. Support Consumers
  2. Educate
  3. Spread the word of Kratom through other positive experiences.
  4. Provide Global Awareness
  5. Help protect natural resources

Disclaimer: Kratom is not used to treat, cure or mitigate any disease, illness, ailment, and/or condition. Please see FDA import alert 54-15. We make no representations as to intended use or suitability for use.

3 replies
  1. Joanna Murray
    Joanna Murray says:

    I am a long-term user of Kratom and this blog gave me some insight into some strains I have never heard of. With a little more research on some of these strains, I think I will mix up the kratom that I am using. Thanks for the great information and insight into the different strains of kratom.

  2. Ellen Riddle
    Ellen Riddle says:

    I am new to the world of Kratom, so I am trying to read all of the information I can before deciding on a strain to start with. There are so many different strains that it has become a bit overwhelming. However, your blog has made it easy for me to understand. I ordered my powder today and I can not wait to report back and tell you my experience. Thanks for the great information and I will check back often to see all the latest updates in the world of Kratom.

  3. Mia Richardson
    Mia Richardson says:

    WOW because I am relatively new to kratom I had only heard of 3 different strains. I did not realize that there were so many different types to choose from. This is some great information, and I shared it with a few friends who have just started using kratom.


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