Collections: Indoor Plants

Betel Leaf Vine (Piper Betel)

Botanical name :

S.N: Piper Betel
C.N: Maghai Paan, Betel Leaf, Tambuli, betel vine plant

Category of plant:

Climbers, Creepers & Vines, Spice plants & edible Herbs, Medicinal Plants, Indoor Plants

Betel leaf/Paan leaf Plant description:

  • Betel leaf or Maghai paan belongs to the Pitsporaceae family, which is popularly eaten in India.
  • This betel leaf or Paan leaf vine is an Indigenous plant (native to India).
  • It is a slender, shade-growing, aromatic creeper plant.
  • Betel leaf plant has shiny heart-shaped leaves with spikes of small white flowers that are popular in Southeast Asian cooking.
  • An easy to grow plant for beginners.

Climatic conditions and soil type:

  1. Betel leaf or paan plant loves to grow in moist conditions but did not like water logged conditions(soggy conditions).
  2. These plants require a moderately humid climate, bright indirect sunlight, well-drained and fertile soil.
  3. If they are grown in a windy area, they will not be able to survive for long.

Betel leaf Plant habit:

Climbing or growing on support

Betel leaf Plant Specifications:

Plant Height or length:
4 to 6 meters

Pot size (Inches): 3''

Betel leaf/Paan plant care tips:

  1. The betel leaf or Maghai betel plant requires moderate watering, i.e., can be watered alternately.
  2. The soil moisture should always be monitored to check the hydration level.
  3. Cannot tolerate too much water.
  4. Use any organic manure during the growing season for its good growth.
  5. Farmyard manure, Vermi-compost@50-100 gram/plant or application of Boon(19:19:19)@5 gram/litre of water can be used.

 Betel leaf/Paan plant Special Features:

  1. These Betel leaves are used in puja, which is a type of prayer.
  2. It can grow on a trellis, chain link fencing, and stick supports.
  3. It has a hanging growth habit and requires a farm house or big gardens or farm area to cultivate.
  4. This variety has a slightly pungent taste.
  5. These leaves can be chewed as paan, and if consumed after lunch or dinner, they help our digestive system run smoothly. 
  6. Betel leaf plant can be grown successfully as a good ground cover under trees.

Note: Plant comes with germination pot. The image is for representation purposes only. The actual product may vary in height, shape, or appearance.


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