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Betel Pepper Leaf PLANT – Betel Leaf – Piper sarmentosum – Heirloom Perennial

$14.80

Available in my online store now. Betel Pepper Leaf – Betel Leaf – Piper sarmentosum is a perennial, evergreen edible plant that is related to black pepper. It is rich in Vitamin E, carotenoids, xanthophylls, tannins, and phenolics so it provides lots of health benefits and has many uses in traditional medicine. It produces beautiful glossy leaves with a spice taste that can be eaten raw in salads or to wrap food, and cooked as an addition to stir-fried food, in soups, and other dishes. The white flowers are also edible.

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Betel Pepper Leaf PLANT – Betel Leaf – Piper sarmentosum – Heirloom Perennial

Betel Pepper Leaf – Betel Leaf – Piper sarmentosum is a perennial, evergreen edible plant that is related to black pepper. It is rich in Vitamin E, carotenoids, xanthophylls, tannins, and phenolics so it provides lots of health benefits and has many uses in traditional medicine. It produces beautiful glossy leaves with a spice taste that can be eaten raw in salads or to wrap food, and cooked as an addition to stir-fried food, in soups, and other dishes. The white flowers are also edible.

Betel Pepper Leaf is an easy-to-grow plant, that loves shade and moderate watering. it can be grown as a ground cover. The better the soil, the quicker and better it grows. All my plants grow happily in at least slightly raised garden beds. Even if it is just 15-20cm above the ground level, it makes a huge difference!

Planting and growing tips:

  1. Give it a good drink and place it in a half-shade position out of the wind.
  2. Leave it in the original pot for a few days until it recovers from the journey.
  3. Re-pot or plant into the ground at the latest when the roots start to come out of the bottom holes.
  4. Watering straight after planting is essential! From then on as required.
  5. It doesn’t like to sit in water so a well-drained position is best. All our edibles grow happily and quickly in slightly raised garden beds.
  6. It grows best in shade and half shade and in any type of soil, however, the better the soil, the quicker and better your plants will grow.

Additional notes:

  • The price is for one young plant in a pot, coming from my own plant, naturally grown with lots of love in my permaculture food forest in Pacific Haven QLD Australia. Sending within Australia only, not to NORFOLK ISLAND, NT, SA, TAS, or WA. Pick up by appointment only.
  • I am not keeping this plant in a pot as it grows too quickly. I will make a fresh plant from the cuttings straight after the payment, and send it to you after it has been established which takes about 1-2 weeks during summer, a bit longer during winter. 
  • Most of our nursery plants grow in a half-shade. Introducing them to the sun slowly before replanting them to their permanent position will promote healthy growth.
  • Do your research before trying any new foods. Please also note our disclaimer in the footer of this page.

Additional information

Weight2.1 kg