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Sweetleaf Bush, Katuk
Sauropus androgynus

Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sauropus
Species: androgynus (an-DROG-in us) (Info)

Category:

Vegetables

Herbs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Sarasota, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 12, 2006, Dinu from Mysore
India (Zone 10a) wrote:

I got my plant for free at an exhibition stall of the agriculture section in 2004. He gave it to me saying that it is called vitamin plant. I later found out that this is in cultivation for its high nutritional value and is becoming popular. Attractive dark green foliage. It takes pruning well, once established. Just chew a few leaves for the needed vitamin requirements!