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Sauropus androgynus, Katuk, Star Gooseberry, Sweet Leaf, Tropical Asparagus, Chang Kok, Manis, Nutty Leaf

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Sauropus androgynus

Katuk, Star Gooseberry, Sweet Leaf, Tropical Asparagus, Chang Kok, Manis, Nutty Leaf
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Origin: India
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.EdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Sauropus androgynus is a shrub grown in some tropical regions as a leaf vegetable. In Chinese it is called mani cai, in Malay it is called cekur manis or sayur manis, and in Vietnamese, it is called rau ngot.

Its multiple upright stems can reach 6-7 ft high and bear dark green oval leaves 2-3" long.

It is one of the most popular leaf vegetables in South Asia and Southeast Asia and is notable for high yields and palatability. The shoot tips have been sold as tropical asparagus. In Vietnam, people cook it with crab meat, minced pork or dried shrimp to make soup. In Malaysia, it is commonly stir-fried with egg and dried achovies. It is among only a few flora containing vitamin K.

It is a popular vegetable cultivated in India, Malaysia, Indonesia, southwest China. Delicious young shoots!

Antipyretic, remedy for mumps.


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Sauropus androgynus - Katuk, Tropical Asparagus

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Katuk, Tropical Asparagus. Delicious young shoots!...  more

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Sauropus androgynus Variegata - variegated Katuk

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Variegated variety of Katuk, Tropical Asparagus. Delicious...  more

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SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
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946 ml (1 qt)
$19.00
  $14.00
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500 ml (16 oz)
$14.00
  $9.00
Add to cart
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot, large plant
In stock
$42.95