Piper sarmentosum or Vietnamese leaf pepper is also called Bai Cha Plu is an ideal tub plant. The exotic originated in Vietnam grows there in the tropical part of the country.
The plant can grow up to 100 cm high.
The fairly large to almost 15-20 cm heart-shaped leaves of the pepper plant have a fresh green color.
This leaf pepper is widely used in Vietnamese but also Thai dishes.
For example, the tray is wrapped around dishes and then grilled. But also eaten fresh such as in the Thai miang kam snack, the leaves are then filled with various ingredients.
The spicy peppery flavor of the leaves is delicious in many dishes and gives a spicy kick to dishes such as nasi ulam and salads.
The Piper sarmentosum likes to be in the light shade or shady, so in a place in the house where there is less light, it works fine. The plant can get quite a lot of water and nourishment during the growing season.
It is a perennial that can also be used as a houseplant.
The plant can be kept in potting soil and lightly moist is sufficient 1x fertilize very lightly every 3 weeks with Herb focus in the growing season from May to September.
Winter hardiness zone 12 (+ 10ºC).