False Kava/Tongan Kava/Root Beer Tree

Piper auritum

$13.50
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Aromatic herb with a heart-shaped, velvety leaves on a large growing shrub. Piper auritum has a similar smell to sarsaparilla. The aromatic leaves are used in Mexico and Panama to first catch fish and then to flavor them by wrapping the fish into the large leaves for cooking. The leaves are also smoked in Belize. Can be used fresh or dried to flavor soups, eggs, drinks and is an essential ingredient in Mole Verde!
Often sold as Kava in Australia.

(465)

Growing Conditions Moist rich soil, partshade tropical subtropical
Flowering Season summer
Max Size 2 m
Origin Cental/South America
Temperature prefers tropical/subtropical
SKU 465

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