Betel Leaf

Betel Leaf (Piper sarmentosum) is a perennial vine to about half a meter in our garden. It likes a most, well drained location in full sun. The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked and is very popular in Thai cooking. This plant is prolific in our food forest and can be used as an effective groundcover in moist locations. The plant is easily propagated from cuttings. It also has the advantage of being very pest resistant, when caterpillars and grasshoppers are munching through the other plants during autumn, our Betel Leaf remains almost untouched.

Betel Leaf Dolmades
Thai Betel Leaf wraps

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