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Piper Betel, Maghai Paan - Plant

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Betel vine a perennial herb, which can also be grown in containers and hanging baskets best for outdoor planting.


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Piper Betel, Maghai Paan Plant
4 inch (10 cm) Nursery Pot as Inner

Description for Piper Betel, Maghai Paan

Plant height: 6 - 11 inches (15 - 28 cm)
Plant spread: 4 - 8 inches (10 - 21 cm)

Betel leaf plant (piper betel) is a creeper grown in India; it belongs to the pepper family. Its waxy green, heart-shaped leaves are used for medicinal and culinary purposes. When crushed, it exudes cool peppery scent.
It is used in making a famous dessert called Paan which is chewed with betel nut as a mouth freshener. This mildly stimulant herb is popular in whole South Asia (Indian subcontinent), Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

Common name(s): Naagarvel, Vidyache paan
Flower colours: Dark red
Bloom time: Spring and early summer (anytime in tropics)
Max reachable height: 150 to 180 cm.
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • The betel vine is propagated by terminal stem cuttings or setts about 30 - 45 cm long.
  • Setts obtained from the top portions of the vines are easy to root and hence best for planting.
  • It prefers slightly acidic, sandy-loamy and lightly damp soil but not waterlogged.
  • Use the well-drained potting mix to plant it in a way that water will drain out from it quickly.
  • Pick a less windy spot with partial shade for planting.
  • Select a piece of rooted cutting of betel with at least three or four leaves.
  • Remove the lowest leaf and plant the stem with the growing media in a pot.
  • Sunlight: It thrives well in a hot and humid environment in partial shade.
    Soil: It prefers slightly acidic, sandy-loamy and lightly damp soil but not water logged. Use the well drained potting mix to plant it in a way that water will drain out from it quickly.
    Water: Medium
    Temperature: 40 degrees Celsius.
    Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer.

    Caring for Piper Betel

    • Place your plant in a place that receives at least 5 to 6 hours of sunlight daily.
    • It thrives well in a hot and humid environment in partial shade.
    • The betel plant needs regular watering. Water only when the soil feels dry to touch.
    • Loosen the soil without damaging the roots. It will help the plant to uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
    • Prune regularly after it reaches 2 m height to control the plant, regular pruning, and plucking of leaves encourages new growth and sweet and tender leaves.
    • Occasional feeding every couple of months in the growing season of the plant with a nitrogen-rich organic fertilizer like manure or compost is recommended.


    Within 4 to 6 months after planting, it will be ready for harvest. You can pick up its fresh aromatic leaves for various uses.

    Typical uses of Piper Betel

    Special features:

  • Dried ground pepper is one of the most common spices in European cuisine having been known since antiquity for both its flavor and its use as a medicine.
  • The fruit, known as a peppercorn when dried, is a small drupe, dark red when fully mature, containing a single seed.
  • Culinary use: Betel leaves are used as a stimulant, edible purpose, pooja, medicinal, etc.

    Ornamental use: The plant is used to decorate the balcony, terrace or any outdoor space.

    Medicinal use: The betel (Piper betel) is the leaf of a vine belonging to the Piperaceae family, which includes pepper and kava. It is valued both as a mild stimulant and for its medicinal properties. The betel plant is an evergreen perennial, with glossy heart-shaped leaves and white catkin.


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    4 / 5 Shravasti Samantaray 02 July 2018
    Low maintenance perennial indoor potted plant
    5 / 5 Namrata Mishra 02 July 2018
    Gift for my father and he loved it
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    Really very good product i have purchase one plant pack .
    5 / 5 Nandana Pai Kakode 02 July 2018
    Plant is in good health.. I m really happy with this little one.
    4 / 5 Deepika Asthana 02 July 2018
    I am satisfied with the plants.


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