Piper auritum (P. sanctum)

[Piper auritum (P. sanctum)]


Category: Potted Plants
Longevity: TP
Lighting Conditions: PS-FS
Average Height: to 6 feet
Uses: A C M

Also known as Hoja Santa and Root Beer Plant - the latter from the scent of the large heart-shaped leaves. The leaves are used to wrap fish, tamales and other foods in Mexican and Indian cooking. It is used to flavor chocolate drinks and make Verdin, a green liquor from southeastern Mexico. Used to treat fevers and diarrhea. Can be invasive in tropical areas, but it is an easy container plant.

This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 17 May, 2008.
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