Betel Plant

(13 customer reviews)


Betel leaf is one of the most attractive and easy-to-grow Ayurvedic plants. It thrives in low light and standing water so it’s the perfect choice even for people who aren’t gardeners.

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A gorgeous plant that thrives in low light and tolerates soggy feet, betel plant (Piper betel) — is also known as paan. Betel leaf is an important plant in the Ayurvedic tradition. It is typically recommended as a stimulant, a general health tonic and as a breath freshener. Betel plant also plays an important role in Indian culture, and Hindus often wrap money in betel leaves before giving it to their priests.

Betel leaf is traditionally served after Indian meals because it is believed to help digest curried food and act as a mouth freshener. The leaves can be wrapped around spices like cardamom, anise, lime paste, or grated coconut. Since toothpicks are a relatively new invention, Indians traditionally seal the wrapped betel leaf with a clove.

Betel leaf is a vine so it can be grown to climb up a tree or fence during the summer, or be trained to spill over the edge of a pot in a hanging basket. It grows rapidly but appears to grow most quickly in the warm temperatures and long days of summer. Betel leaf will need protection from freezing temperatures but is an extremely attractive house plant with large heart-shaped, glossy leaves.

It’s also easy to root and share. Just place a node on very wet dirt, make a clip (we straighten out an old paperclip) to hold it in place. Leave it for a few weeks, then cut the rooted leaf off its mother. You also can make a big bushy plant using the same technique in a shallow bowl, particularly if you use the plant as a centerpiece or as a part of your meal.

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13 reviews for Betel Plant

  1. Ourbox4ang

    Beautiful, healthy full sized plant with vine already started. Arrived perfectly packaged for shipment and full page of instructions and tips ;) I hope your green friends like it here as I plan to order more plants. Thank you for the samples, I think I like the neem toothpowder very much!

  2. rangwalafk

    A good size plant with three separate rooted stems. Great value! Came with a sample of toothpowder. Thank you Neem Tree Farms.

  3. ksahana

    Although description said Paan, I was skeptical while ordering but when the plant arrived I was relieved. Looks like a well grown and pruned plant. Was impressed with their note on plants care. Thanks for the freebies!!

  4. shwet146

    The Paan vine is healthy and good sized. Very happy with the product.

  5. Judy

    As usual; very pleased. Plant is doing well. Glad instructions came with it.

  6. suparna13

    Plant arrived in good condition and is doing well in its new hanging planter. I too appreciate the instructions that came with it. Thank you!

  7. bheemudeepa

    I received the plant after 6-8 days of my order, as soon as it received we noticed that plant is not healthy. We followed every instruction to make it healthier. But after 10 days it most died.

    I don’t recommend to a friend.

  8. sabeen

    It arrived very distraught &
    Died within a week even though I tried my best to save it. Do you guys offer replacements? I was looking forward to having pan plant at home :(
    Thanks a bunch

  9. bnmodi5

    Plant arrived on time and nicely packed. It came with instructions which helped.
    Plant is healthy and doing good.
    Happy with my plant. Thanks.

  10. nitingautam.usa

    Initially due to USPS mishandling it was almost broken plant but Neem Farm tree team really very helpful and they dispatched new one which surprisingly again mishandled by USPS more badly but due to the size of plant being little small survived.

    I am in touch with team to get information on how to take care.

    Team support is gr8.

  11. pavan.hp

    The plant is in great condition, but the USPS hasnt handled the package nicely. They almost, destroyed the plant. Thank you Neem tree farm.

  12. krishkavi

    I ordered two plants two weeks ago. Very nicely packed and arrived on time as they promised. I was expecting a small tiny plant but I am very happy and surprised with the plant. Beautiful, healthy full sized plant. I have to wait and see how they grow. Thank you.

  13. ananthg

    The plant arrived is a good condition. There was slight damage to the box and it appeared that someone (possibly at the postal services) wanted to look inside. Anyway, the plant I got is a well established and thriving even during transit. Plant also got quite a few new leaves within a week of getting it. Will definitely buy again from Neem Tree

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