Cubeb, or tailed pepper is a plant in genus Piper, cultivated for its fruit and essential oil.


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About Cubeba

Cubeb, or tailed pepper is a plant in genus Piper, cultivated for its fruit and essential oil. It is mostly grown in Java and Sumatra, hence sometimes called Java pepper.

The fruits are gathered before they are ripe, and carefully driedCommercial cubebs consist of the dried berries, similar in appearance to black pepper, but with stalks attached , the "tails" in "tailed pepper". The dried pericarp is wrinkled, and its color ranges from grayish brown to black. The seed is hard, white and oily. The odor of cubebs is described as agreeable and aromatic and the taste as pungent, acrid, slightly bitter and persistent.

It has been described as tasting like allspice, or like a cross between allspice and black pepper.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Piper cubeba
Maximum Reachable Height 18 to 20 feet
Flower Colour dark gray to black.
Bloom Time rarely and only for a short time.
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

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Cubeba care

Most outdoor varieties can endure temperatures as low as 50*F (10*C) without any problem. That being said, fifty degrees is still not an ideal temperature because it tends to slow down tissue growth and photosynthesis later in the day

Sunlight Full Sun
Watering medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 70 and 75F (21-23C)
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

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Cubeba uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • Tibetan Medicine for treating problems

Culinary Use:

  • leave

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Cubeba ?

Cubeba is commonly known as Piper cubeba

How tall do Cubeba grow?

On average Cubeba grows 18 to 20 feet

What color are Cubeba ?

A Cubeba plant bears flowers of color dark gray to black.

When Cubeba blooms?

With enough light, Cubeba may produce dark gray to black. flowers in rarely and only for a short time.

How hard is Cubeba to grow?

A Cubeba is easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Cubeba need?

A Cubeba prefers Full Sun

How much water does a Cubeba need?

A Cubeba prefers watering medium

What kind of soil does a Cubeba need?

A Cubeba prefers well-drained soil

What temperature does a Cubeba like?

A Cubeba prefers 70 and 75F (21-23C)

How often should I fertilize my Cubeba ?

To encourage Cubeba growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


Friday, 11 October 2019

This plant is one of the easiest to grow and requires no extra attention.


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