About Kava Kava
Kava or kava-kava is a crop of the western Pacific. The name kava is from Tongan and Marquesan. Piper methysticum, commonly called kava, is an upright, dioecious, evergreen shrub with heart-shaped glossy dark green leaves.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Kava or kava-kava|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||10 to 15 feet|
|Flower Colour ||Creamy white|
|Bloom Time ||Seasonal bloomer|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow |
Planting and carePot your kava kava plant in loose soil that allows for water drainage to prevent root rot: growers usually recommend a blend of 50% organic compost and 50% Perlite or coconut coir. Best located in shady areas that are protected from drying winds.
Remember, kava evolved to expect regular rainfall in its jungle habitat, so water your kava regularly! If you are growing it in a drier environment such as indoors, you will probably want to mist your kava leaves with a spray bottle to maintain a good level of humidity.
Kava Kava care
This shrub is best grown in deep, organically rich, well-drained soils in moist, humid, tropical conditions with frequent rainfall. If you want to try growing kava at home, search for a kava vendor selling live seedlings or rootstock. Keep in mind that domesticated Piper methysticum (kava kava) plants are sterile, meaning they produce no seed and new plants must always be grown from cuttings or the root bundle of the plant.
|Sunlight ||Part shade|
|Soil ||Well-drained soil|
|Temperature ||75 to 80 degrees|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer |
Kava Kava special feature
This tropical shrub is infrequently grown in the U.S. except for Hawaii. In temperate climates, it may be grown in containers that are overwintered indoors from fall to spring.
Kava Kava uses
- The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
- In temperate climates, it may be grown in containers that are overwintered indoors from fall to spring
- Arthritic and rheumatic conditions
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Kava Kava ?
Kava Kava is commonly known as Kava or kava-kava
How tall do Kava Kava grow?
On average Kava Kava grows 10 to 15 feet
What color are Kava Kava ?
A Kava Kava plant bears flowers of color Creamy white
When Kava Kava blooms?
With enough light, Kava Kava may produce Creamy white flowers in Seasonal bloomer
How hard is Kava Kava to grow?
A Kava Kava is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Kava Kava need?
A Kava Kava prefers Part shade
How much water does a Kava Kava need?
A Kava Kava prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Kava Kava need?
A Kava Kava prefers Well-drained soil
What temperature does a Kava Kava like?
A Kava Kava prefers 75 to 80 degrees
How often should I fertilize my Kava Kava ?
To encourage Kava Kava growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Monday, 04 November 2019
This plant can be grown anywhere in the house in?indirect sunlight.
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