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Description for Catha edulis
Catha edulis is a flowering plant native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Among communities from these areas, khat chewing has a history as a social custom dating back thousands of years.
Planting and care
plant care may require a bit of effort, but the results are well worth the work. Not all plants are fragrant, but the most common and hardy do produce a sweet, carrying fragrance. Common is a vine and has larger glossy green leaves than Royal. Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area.
Caring for Catha edulis
- Plants love waterâ€”but donâ€™t drown them. That is, they donâ€™t like to sit in water, and theyâ€™ll die if the soil is too wet in winter. The ideal soil is rich and loose, with good drainage. One of the worst mistakes you can make is to not provide adequate drainage.
Typical uses of Catha edulis
Special features: South of USDA Zone 9, this plant is usually grown in containers that are overwintered indoors.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
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