Hi Happy Friend! 

We're going to tell you about a 'Secret Leaf' that is popular among longtime Kratom enthusiasts but Newbies don't know what to make of it.

Smiley Horned Hippo is my personal favorite among the Slow, Happy varieties.



While you will certainly enjoy the distinct "Smiley" warm relaxation vibes - Smiley Horned Hippo has another 'secret' purpose entirely -


Kratom veterans mix Smiley Horned Hippo (Slow) with Faster Strains to add a "Happy" element or to 'slow down' the more vibrant varieties. 

Smiley Horned Hippo (called 'Smiley' by Hippo customers) is the Slowest (Happiest) Leaf we have and is an exceptional value once you learn to mix multiple Strains.

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Puddles Hippo Tip: Mix Smiley Horned Hippo with any of the Fast Strains for an Energetic but More Happy time!

What is Red Horn Kratom Leaf?
(How is 'Horn' Different than Regular Leaf?)

Horned Kratom Leaf is not particularly different from 'normal' Kratom Leaf, other than it is meant solely for relaxation. 

Physically speaking, Horned Kratom (sometimes called "Spike-y Leaf Kratom") has little "spikes" on the end of the leaves.

These "spikes" can be individual or multiple - 

Horned Kratom Leaf Plant

Compare that to 'normal' Kratom Leaf, which has a tip but not the additional "Horned" spikes - 

Horned Kratom Spikey Leaves

Other than that, Horned Leaf functions similar to all other Slow Kratom Strains.

Why Haven't I Heard About Red Horn Kratom?

Good question.

Most people simply haven't tried Horned Leaf.

Even more people don't understand its true purpose.

There is also an unfortunate preconception among Newbies and rookies that Horned Leaf is "Kratom, but just weaker".

Not so. 

In fact - 

If you can find a quality, mature Horned Leaf (hint: Happy Hippo!) you might actually find that Horned Leaf is actually STRONGER than the others.

Fast Kratom (and also Moderate Leaf, to some extent) only provides a present-but-overall-subtle Sense of Well-Being.

True Horned Leaf will have a pronounced Sense of Well-Being.

Smiley Horned Hippo and White Horned Rhino ReviewHappy Hippo Fact: "Yolo Hippo" was a seasonal Leaf in Fall 2018

What You Can Expect from Smiley Horned Hippo

Stress-free. Discomfort-free. Relaxed. Sense of Well-Being.


Smiley Horned Hippo is Slow Kratom Leaf.

Horned Leaf is not energetic and won't make you want to 'clean your room' like Friendly Ghost Hippo. 

Horned Leaf serves 1 purpose -

Making you Happy

Free of nerves.

Free of discomfort.


Smiley Horned Smiley is the Slowest-of-the-Slow.

Although nothing is certain and everyone will react differently to the different varieties - we rarely have customers that say that the Horned Varieties don't work pretty well for them.

Puddles Pro-Tip: While many consider Smiley Horned Hippo to be the ultimate 'Chill Out Leaf', it's not particularly a 'Social Leaf' as a standalone. It is best enjoyed in an equally relaxing environment. 

Leaf Chart July 3

Why Smiley Horned Hippo is the Secret Happy Hippo Leaf
(The Ultimate 'Happy' Mix Base)

Despite the value as a relaxing standalone, adding Smiley Horned Hippo is the ultimate way to add an element of "Happy" to any strain. 

See for your yourself!

Mix equal parts (1:1) of Smiley Horned Hippo with any other Faster Strain. 

The combinations are endless - 

Smiley Hyper Hippo
1 gram of Hyper Hippo + 1 gram of Smiley Horned Hippo

Smiley Sunshine Hippo
2 grams of Sunshine Hippo + 2 grams of Smiley Horned Hippo

Be creative!

Your experience will be similar to what you'd normally expect, but there will be a noticeable element of "Happy" that just wasn't there before.

I absolutely swear by Smiley Horned Hippo for mixing and spicing up other Strains.

Smiley Horned is truly the "Secret Happy Hippo" Leaf.  

Puddles' Truth: It may take many months (or even years) to truly understand the value of each and every Kratom Leaf. The good news is that - It will be a Happy trial and error experience.

Closing Thoughts 

Smiley Horned Hippo (Horned Super Red) is the wonderful, somewhat obscure, Secret Happy Hippo Leaf that is enjoyed to its fullest capacity by veteran Happy Hippo customers.

Relaxing on its own.

Uniquely relaxing in combination with other strains.

While it may take some trial and error to truly "unlock" Smiley Horned Hippo's potential - it is very much worth it.

"Smiley" turns a bad morning into a good afternoon.


Smiley Horned Puddles Hippo  

We will begin to discuss the topic of 'Mixing Kratom Strains' on our new blog.
Which Kratom combinations have worked for you? Please tell us below!
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