Piper betle – Betel Leaf (4″ pot)

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Leaf is commonly chewed in Asian culture. It is known for its stimulant and medicinal properties. This tropical vine is in the same family as pepper and kava. 
This plant develops sap crystals under the leaves. They start off white/clear and then turn black. This is not a pest. See last photo for an example of the crystals.

Ships in 4″ pot.

In stock

Description

Betel Leaf is a waxy, green, heart-shaped, shade-loving, vine. The Betel leaf plant thrives well in a subtropical and tropical climate. The leaves have been known to be used for medicinal and culinary purposes. It’s a perennial herb, which can be grown in pots and hanging baskets, but can also be trained to grow on trees, fences and trellises.

 

FAMILY : Piperaceae
ORIGIN : South East Asia, India
TYPE/USES :
Vine/Edible Leaf
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : 
Bright shade
WATER REQUIREMENTS :
Medium/average
TEMPERATURE :
Protect from freezing temperatures, best to keep above 40 degrees F

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 10 × 24 in
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