Local Names: Katuk/Star Gooseberry/Thavasi Keerai/Madhura Cheera
Botanical Name: Sauropus Androgynus
Native: Tropical parts of Asia
A common Asian plant, it is grown as a vegetable and for its medicinal value. Its multiple upright stems can reach 2.5 meters high and bear dark green, oval leaves 5–6 cm long with attractive serrated edges. It is one of the most popular leafy vegetables in South Asia and Southeast Asia and is notable for high yields and palatability. Shoot tips are particularly tasty and are often called "tropical asparagus". Its flowers and small purplish fruits are also edible. A great plant to add to your garden as it performs as a medicinal, and edible and as an ornamental. Grows well in rich loamy soil and in full sun. Container friendly. Well suited to Mumbai's conditions. Pest resistant.
*Can be grown alongside other plants but a separate container is recommended.
**Sold in a small plastic container for transplantation to a bigger container/in-ground for better growth.
***All our plants are organically grown without the use of any chemical fertilizers, fungicides or pesticides.