150 Hat Rau Bo Ngot Star Gooseberry Sweet Leaf Edible-leafed Seeds Katuk Sauropus Androgynus Katuk Plant Seeds Rau Bo Ngot, Sauropus androgynus Tropical Plant Vegetable Seeds for Planting Non-GMORegular price $12.99 Save $-12.99
Sauropus androgynus, also known as katuk, star gooseberry, or sweet leaf, is a shrub grown in some tropical regions as a leaf vegetable.
Its multiple upright stems can reach 2.5 meters high and bear dark green oval leaves 5–6 cm long.
- It is a good source of vitamin K
- It also has high level of provitamin A carotenoids, especially in freshly picked leaves, as well as high levels of vitamins B and C, protein and minerals. The more the leaves mature, the higher the nutrient content of the leaves
- Sauropus is a good source of β-carotene α- and β-carotenes are partly metabolized into vitamin A. It is rich in Vitamin C providing more than 100% of the Daily Value (DV) per 100 g serving of (288% DV), Iron (23% DV) and Zinc (10% DV)
- Strong growth, high germ rate
- Sowing method: Direct sow. Avoid covering the seeds with soil. Keep the seeds moist.
- Attention: Store the seeds in a dry place, do not place them in direct sunlight or high temperature.
- Katuk is a perennial evergreen shrub that is native to southern and southeast Asia and has been recorded from northern Australia. This plant generally grows to a height of 3- 10 feet (1-3m), or larger in ideal growing conditions, where its growth rate is fast in the growing season, slowing in the cooler months.
- Katuk will tolerate acidic soil, heavy clay soils. Due to its natural jungle under-story habitat, it prefers some shade. The easiest way to get it going is to get some cuttings. They root easily in moist soil. They also root well in aquaponics systems. I’ve never seen seeds for sale but many sites online sell cuttings and plants.
- Sauropus androgynus. Katuk. Sweetleaf Bush. Star Gooseberry. A small tropical tree or shrub. Forest green leaves grow on multiple stems that can grow to about 3-6 feet.