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Piper sylvaticum

Native range: Bangladesh, Eastern Himalaya

Known names: N/A

Hardiness: Best kept above 60°F

Mature Size: ~8'+ vine

Light: Bright, Indirect Light, diffused light, Early Morning Sun

Water: Keep soil evenly moist

Soil: Standard potting soil

Dormancy Period: N/A

Pet-Safe: No

Plant Size: Grown in 4" pot, shipped semi bareroot. 


Glossy heart-shaped, ridgid, silvery leaves with green veining. Vine-growing. Appreciates higher humidity and heat. Avoid noon and afternoon sun. Pubescent leaves. Gound as an undestory plant in native range.

Natural white and black cystoliths can be found dotting throughout the plant. Pipers produces crystoliths by expelling calcium oxalate to regulate excess calcium and (to a lesser degree) heavy metals buildup within the plant. These crystals also have exalic acid that helps deter herbivore pests. Crysts come out white and eventually oxidizes to black.

Piper sylvaticum [4"]

SKU: 5840106403171
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