Lolot (Piper sarmentosum)

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Lolot is a herbaceous perennial vine with creeping rhizomes, commonly known as Wild Betel.  

It is cultivated for it's dark green, glossy leaves which have both medicinal and culinary purposes. Lolot is most popularly used to wrap meat with in Southeast Asian cooking.  The leaves are traditionally prepared fresh as a salad in Laotian and Malay cuisine. Medicinally, the whole plant possesses anti-inflammatory, expectorant and anodyne properties.

Lolot has a beautiful tropical look and makes the perfect ground cover for an edible landscape.  Lolot is related to another Sow Exotic favorite, Hoja Santa

Plant Type
Perennial Herb, Creeping Shrub-like Vine

Harvest Season
Year-Round 

Blooms Spring - Fall

Mature Size
2 ft. tall with a large full 5-10 ft. spread.

Soil & Moisture
Likes moist, well-drained soil. We plant ours under large shady oak trees.

Light Requirements
Full Shade, Part Shade

Self-Fertile
Yes

Growth Rate
Fast

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9+ frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation

How to Grow Lolot

Plant Type: Perennial Herb, Creeping Shrub-like Vine

Harvest Season: Harvest year-round. Blooms Spring - Fall

Mature Size: 2 ft. tall with a large full 5-10 ft. spread.

Soil & Moisture: Likes moist, well-drained soil. We plant ours under large shady oak trees.

Exposure: Part Shade, Shade.

Zone Hardiness: 9+

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