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kawakawa piper excelsum

Kawakawa has been planted 2 times by Growstuff members.


kawakawa is a perennial crop (living more than two years)

First harvest expected

117 days after planting


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What people are saying about kawakawa

Indigenous plants

I've been growing several indigenous plants recently. Theres a miro tree that will eventually have berries. I've added karaka tawa, and hīnau to the growstuff database too, as these were (and are) food sources for the people living here for centuries. Also kūmara

There is also the New Zealand flax 2hich I've made as a new crop separate from the existing flax crop. I have renamed the flax crop to common flax as its a different plant and that's what it's called on Wikipedia.

I've planted several kawakawa recently mostly for medicinal use. It can make a reasonable tea with lemon grass.

Lastly, I discovered some New Zealand spinach growing wild behind the trampoline. This is going in the curry tonight. 🥘

How to grow kawakawa

Grown for: leaf (1)

Plant from: (1), advanced plant (1)

Plant in: sun (2)

Scientific names

  • piper excelsum

Alternate names

None known.

Kawakawa varieties

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