Piper sarmentosum - Thai Pepper Leaf

This small scrambling shrub has glossy attractive leaves, used as a popular herb in SE Asia. It is popular in Thailand, where leaves are used as starters, to wrap up bits of different food. The peppery flavour is not really spicy and after a while it is loved by most people.

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This small scrambling shrub has glossy attractive leaves,and it is used as a popular herb in SE Asia. It is especially popular in Thailand, where leaves are used as starters, to wrap up bits of different food. The peppery flavour is not really spicy and after a while it is loved by most people. Lolot is one of the many names used around. It enjoys some shade and it is often used in the tropical-home garden,mixed with ornamentals.

We send a plant of 30-80 cm in 14-16 cm pot.  This plant can be dioecious  and might shed leaves in december to May.

Picture by De Forest & Kim Starr, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6109166
Picture of the dish By Xufanc - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6270624

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Plant origin America
Presentation Potted Plant
Max. Size 300cm-400cm
Botanical family Piperaceae
Light Medium
Minimum winter temperature 5 ºC to 15 ºC
Plant type Herbaceous
Color Red
Color Pink
Color Green
Care Terrarium
Care Pot
Shape Perennials
All orders arriving after 10th July will be shipped in September. This is due to the high temperatures in the month of August and possible delays caused by general holidays and reduced opening hours by the customs service, carriers, etc.