Trailing Betel Leaf Pepper
Deep green leaves, a trailing habit and white cone-like flowers are enough reason to grow this tropical pepper, but the fact that the leaves are used as a wrap for meat and rice dishes makes it the perfect kitchen plant. Native to SE Asia it is used widely in Vietnamese cuisine, and makes a wonderful edible houseplant in most climates.
Frost tolerant once established, although grows best in a frost-free environment. In cold areas, grow in a pot or hanging basket. Prefers a moist soil but does not like water-logging. Prefers part shade for optimal leaf colour and flavour.