Katuk (Sauropus androgynus)

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Katuk is an evergreen perennial shrub, 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.

This plant is native to tropical and subtropical Asia.

Plant Type
Perennial Shrub, Herb

Harvest Season
Year-Round, Prune Often

Mature Size
6-7 ft.

Soil & Moisture
Likes moist, well-drained soil. 

Light Requirements
Full Shade, Part Shade

Self-Fertile

Growth Rate


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. 

Propagation

Small: 2" Peat Pots
Medium: 4" Coconut Coir Pot
Large: 6" Peat Pot
X-Large: 8-10" Pot 
Citrus: 4x14" Pot

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