Katuk (Sauropus androgynus)

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Katuk is an evergreen perennial shrub native to tropical/subtropical Asia, also commonly known as Sweet Leaf, Star Gooseberry, or Tropical Asparagus. It reaches up to 8 ft tall with multiple upright stems full of lush, dark green foliage. The leaves have a nutty, sweet flavor and are very high in protein! 

Katuk's tender shoot tips are cultiva ted as tropical asparagus. The small purple flowers and fruits are not only beautiful, but edible as well! All parts of Katuk are highly nutritious and full of vitamins andcan be eaten raw or cooked, in soups, salads, stir fries or steamed. In Indonesia, Katuk is believed to improve the flow of breast milk for breastfeeding mothers.

Plant Type:
Perennial Herb

Harvest Season:
Year-Round, Prune Often

Mature Size:
6-7 ft. tall

Can be pruned and maintained at smaller sizes

Soil & Moisture:
Likes moist, well-drained soil

Light Requirements:
Full Shade, Part Shade


Growth Rate:
Very Fast, Fast

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

For growers in northern zones, Katuk can be grown as an annual or easily overwintered indoors in pots

Our Katuk is grown from micro propagation or cutting, capable to harvest within the season season.

Rated 5.0 stars
Based on 4 reviews
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100%would recommend this product
4 reviews
  • GR
    GM R.
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 5-10
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 stars
    1 week ago

    I bought a Katuk plant last year. It's been growing well in my backyard but I wanted to share something that I haven't seen regarding it. It is absolutely delicious. To me, it tastes similar to a young sugar pea. I regularly snack on it while I'm gardening. If that sounds interesting to you, consider getting one.

  • R
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    10 months ago
    Good Buy!

    Good buy!

  • RJ
    Robin J.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    10 months ago
    Well-packed and shipped safely.

    My plant was very well packaged and made the journey safely. It is now adjusting to its new home and starting to show new growth.

  • RN
    Rene N.
    Flag of United States
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Good buy!

    Good buy!

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