The Betel Leaf, or Magai Paan is a creeper with glossy heart-shaped leaves that are popularly consumed in India. It is fairly easy to grow even for new plant parents with a little care. Let it climb or trail and it will be a great addition to both your collection and food habit as it is known to cool the body and provide many nutrients.
Medicinal uses: The leaves, roots and seeds are all used for medicinal purposes in Asia. Leaf preparations and the leaf sap are applied to wounds, ulcers, boils and bruises. Heated leaves are applied as a poultice on the chest against cough and asthma, on the breasts to stop milk secretion, and on the abdomen to relieve constipation. The leaves are also used to treat nosebleed, ulcerated noses, gums and mucous membranes while the extract from the leaves is applied for wounds in the ears and as an infusion for the eye. A decoction of the leaves is used to bathe a woman after childbirth or is drunk to lessen an unpleasant body odour.
Dimensions of Potted Plant: L x B x H ~ 4" x 4" x 6"
Growth Medium: Soil
Pot Description: Round Plastic Pot
Basic Care Guide
Light: Betel leaf plants require partial shade and humidity.
Water: 2-3 times/week
Fertilizer: Feed the Betel Leaf plants every 2 months with organic-rich fertiliser.
Repotting: Repot the beetle leaf only if the plant is out of any space to grow. Even then, don’t choose a very large pot to replant because that could damage the plant.
Propagation: Betel Leaf plants can be propagated via stem cuttings. Choose a stem that is longer than 18 cm for propagation.
Common name: Betel Vine, Betel • Hindi: पान Paan, Nagar-bel • Kannada: ವೀಳೆಯ Veeleya, ವೀಳೆಯದೆಲೆ/ಗಿಡ Veeleyada ele (leaf) ಗಿಡ (plant), ತಾಂಬೂಲ Taamboola • Malayalam: ബീടലാ Beetla, Vettila • Manipuri: Kwa • Marathi: खाव्याचे पान Khavayache-pan, naagavaela • Nepali: पान Paan • Sanskrit: ताम्बूल Tambula, नागवल्ली Nagavalli • Tamil: வெத்திலை Vettilai, Akilatam, Vetrilai • Urdu: Desi paan دیسی پان • Mizo: Panruang
Piper betle, Piper chawya, Piper malamiris, Piper densum
Piperaceae (Pepper family)
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Plants can comfortably grow in coco-peat if given feed at regular intervals. If you want to change the media we recommend maintaining the media near the roots and adding soil on the periphery.
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We do not recommend repotting plants immediately after delivery as the plants have just travelled for some days before reaching you. You can repot your plant a couple of weeks after it settles in its new environment.
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Q. I exactly followed the care guide given by you, but my plant doesn't look healthy. What should I do?
Our care guides are a simplified version of what you should follow given our tropical humid climate in Mumbai. However, even small changes in light, temperature, water, humidity, fertilization, and insect infestation can all have an impact on your plant. If you just received your plant, please give it some time - every plant takes time to adjust to a new environment.
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