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Katuk - Green (Sauropus androgynus)

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Katuk, Star Gooseberry, Sweet Leaf (Sauropus androgynus) - Live Plant

Ships in a 4" pot

Katuk is a heat-tolerant survival plant that thrives with no irrigation & no need for fertilizers or amendments of any kind. It is a perennial vegetable, meaning that in warm climates - it will continue to produce year after year without the need for replanting. Katuk is most definitely considered a top permaculture plant for this reason, plus being so nutritious (high in protein, important minerals & obviously lots of chlorophyll/phytonutrients). It provides sustenance to many dishes around the world in tropical/subtropical climates. Did we mention the nutty flavor is similar to peas or peanuts? Also a great option for any wildlife garden, providing ample protection for the birds.

This perennial bush can grow over 6 feet tall but is is recommended to keep it pruned to a height of 3 to 6 feet tall.

  • Average mature height: 4-6 ft
  • Light: Full to partial sun
  • Soil: Tolerates most soil types
  • Hardiness zones: 10-12
  • You will need two or more plants if you desire fruit to set.

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Shipping Stress - Transport can cause stress to plants, especially if spending a few days in a dark stuffy box. Leaf drop may occur.  Most plants survive with no problems or with minimal stress and recover quickly others may require extra love and attention with watering and gentle light after unboxing.

Physical damage - Occasionally, boxes become damaged during UPS handling & transport. Our shipping team takes all measures in securely packing your selection/s to minimize all damage and stress on the plant.  We've had great feedback on packing your plants with extra special attention. Unfortunately, it's past our control beyond our packing house.  
In cases of serious box damage, please contact UPS within 30 days to start a claim.
If it's just a broken branch or even part of a stem - just let it grow, take care of your plant and it will respond to your love.

Shipping Long Distances -  Orders that are shipped to the western US can often take 4 to 6 business days for transport, including the delay of agricultural inspections in Arizona, California & Texas. Please note that the quality of tender young plants is more affected by the extra length of stress inside shipping boxes. Extra care is taken during packaging to ensure quick recovery after unboxing.  Often plants need extra care for the first few weeks after transport.  Please review our policy on returns & refunds for more information, as well as our plant care guide. 

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