Variegated Katuk Sweet Leaf Plant (sauropus androgynus)

$54.98 $27.99

RARE Variegated Katuk – One of the most popular leaf vegetables in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Katuk is notable for high yields and palatability. The shoot tips have been sold as tropical asparagus. In Vietnam, the locals cook it with crab meat, minced pork or dried shrimp to make soup. In Malaysia, it is commonly stir-fried with egg or dried anchovies. The flowers and small purplish fruits of the plant have also be eaten In Indonesia, the leaves of the plant are used to make a tasty infusion.

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ABOUT THIS TASTY PLANT. Variegated Katuk Sweet Leaf Plant (sauropus androgynus)RARE Variegated Katuk – One of the most popular leaf vegetables in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Katuk is notable for high yields and palatability. The shoot tips have been sold as tropical asparagus. In Vietnam, the locals cook it with crab meat, minced pork or dried shrimp to make soup. In Malaysia, it is commonly stir-fried with egg or dried anchovies. The flowers and small purplish fruits of the plant have also be eaten In Indonesia, the leaves of the plant are used to make a tasty infusion. The growth rate of Variegated Katuk Sweet Leaf will vary greatly depending on soil type, sunlight, temperature and other factors. A few leaves are often trimmed prior to shipping to reduce transpiration and travel stress.

QUICK SPECS

OUTDOOR
Zone 10-11
PATIO
Zone 4a-11

SOIL TYPE
Rich Moist
% SUN
80-100%

POT SIZE
2x2x7″ Deep
INCLUDES
One Plant


FLOWERING PLANT CARE. Variegated Katuk Sweet Leafs are easy to grow, flowering plants that produce lightly scented, blooms throughout the summer. Variegated Katuk Sweet Leaf will grow happily and flower in a pot or in-ground. They add a tropical accent to any outdoor space, garden or patio. In cooler zones a containerized Variegated Katuk Sweet Leaf can be relocated indoors for the winter months. When you receive your new Variegated Katuk Sweet Leaf, there is no need to worry about planting right away. Your new plant can be stored for a while by simply placing it in a bucket with about a half inch of water in the bottom and moving it to a shady location, simply keep moist. This will give you plenty of time to select the ideal location for your new Variegated Katuk Sweet Leaf.

CONTAINER SIZE. All Variegated Katuk Sweet Leaf grow very well in containers, indoors or on the patio. Plants need enough room for growth, generally a 6″ to a 12″ round container will suffice to get started. Remember the looser the roots, the taller and healthier your Variegated Katuk Sweet Leaf will be. When the plant becomes root bound its growth will slow, at that point it is time for a larger pot.

SOIL. Variegated Katuk Sweet Leaf enjoy a well drained, general potting mix easily found at your local box store. Remember try to stay away from arid or wet, mucky soils.

FERTILIZER. To help establish your new Variegated Katuk Sweet Leaf, fertilize sparingly a few inches away from the base, tri-annually with a slow time released product. Unfertilized they will tend to grow at a slower pace. Note: The heavy salts in cheaper fertilizers will damage the roots and possibly kill the plant. Its best to use a brand you know and trust.

GROW ZONE & LIGHT. Best outdoors if grown in zone 10-11, find your zone here. This Variegated Katuk Sweet Leaf requires 80-100% sunlight. Depending on your location full sun is often best. In the northern end of their grow zone Variegated Katuk Sweet Leaf should be brought indoors or protected during the winter months. The patio zone is 4b-11 which means the potted plant will flourish over the summer months in colder zones but must be brought inside before winter.

BEFORE YOU PLANT OUTDOORS. At the nursery these Variegated Katuk Sweet Leaf are grown under 20-40% shade cloth. If you plant this Variegated Katuk Sweet Leaf in a brightly lit area you may experience leaf burn. It is best to acclimate this plant to its environment by keeping it outside and slowly moving it into a sunny area over a week or two to avoid stress before planting.

WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE. All Variegated Katuk Sweet Leaf for sale will vary in size. In the spring, plants are often smaller than plants shipped in the fall. Plants designated with a sku ending in -4, -6 or -8 will arrive in a standard 4 inch, 6 inch or 8 inch round growers pot respectively. Our new, reusable, recyclable deep plugs are 7 or 9 inches deep and 2 or 2.5 inches in width. Products growing in these pots are easy to transplant and allow for deeper roots and faster growth, they are designated with a sku ending in -7 or -9. (Note: The item sku number can be found just below the buy button.) The color and style of these pots may vary. If we are out of a particular size item, we may ship a larger size at no additional charge. For more information, click the “best packaging” link at the bottom of this page.

Note: Before leaving, Variegated Katuk Sweet Leaf are inspected, watered, and pruned. Larger plants, generally those that ship in 8″ pots, will be topped to 36″ or 48″ overall, depending on the variety, if necessary, to facilitate shipping. Your new plants’ pot is then bagged to ensure that the soil stays in the pot and not loose in the box. Plants are tissue or kraft paper wrapped and generally secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts. You may want to order your Variegated Katuk Sweet Leaf Plant (sauropus androgynus) online now while they are in stock, supplies are limited.

WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING RATES?   Very Simple Flat Rate.  The same low rate applies to everyone no matter here you live. However at the current time we only ship to the lower 48 states. We do NOT ship to AK, HI or PR. Orders placed from these areas will be refunded and cancelled. Orders placed from the western regions in the US can have an extended delivery time up to 9 days, we strongly recommend orders be placed in early spring or late fall to avoid hot summer temps. In these regions you are accepting full responsibility for the shipment and understand the risks involved due to distance and temperatures. Western shipments are not guaranteed in the months of June-July-August-September.

Items Ordered Shipping Charge
1 $16.49
Plus $2.50 per additional item.
Example Shipping Total
1 Item $16.49
5 Items $26.49
10 Items $38.99

HOW ARE PLANTS PACKAGED?
  Wow, like a present!  With our state of the art packaging we can ensure that your new plant arrives in style. Before leaving our growers all plants are inspected, watered and pruned if necessary. Your new plant is bagged to keep the soil moist and to ensure that the soil stays in the pot not loose in the box. Then your plants are tissue or kraft paper wrapped and secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts, you will be pleased. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship. (click-here)

WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE
  All plants will vary in size. In the spring, plants are often smaller than plants shipped in the fall. Most plants designated with a sku ending in -4, or -3 will arrive in a standard 4 inch or 2.75 inch growers pot respectively. Kens new, reusable, recyclable deep cells are 5 to 7 inches deep and 1 to 2.5 inches in diameter. Products growing in these cells are easy to transplant and allow for deeper, faster growth and are designated with a -5, or -7. (Note: The item sku number can be found just below the buy button.) The color and style of these pots may vary. If we are out of a particular size item, we may ship a larger size at no additional charge. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship. (click-here)

ARE SHIPPING OPTIONS AVAILABLE?
 No. Sorry,  at the present the only shipping option available is UPS Ground ®. UPS ® has proven themselves in the industry and have become the carrier of choice for our family of growers. With reasonable rates, careful handling and on time service you can be sure that your shipment will arrive ready to be enjoyed.

WHAT IS YOUR DELIVERY TIME?
 To ensure proper delivery  most orders will take 1 - 3 weeks. The delivery time can vary depending on the supplying growers work load and/or seasonal holidays. Rest easy knowing that your plant will not ship until it is inspected, watered, bagged and properly packaged.

For more information visit our shipping page or contact customer service.