Piper Auritum is a perennial plant in the pepper family. It is almost identical to kava kava, and the two are often mistaken for one another. For that reason, the plat is sometimes called False Kava. Piper Auritum has a spicy anise-like or Root Beer scent, for which it is also sometimes called Root Beer Plant. The essential oil of piper auritum leaves contains high levels of safrole, which is the same essential oil that give sassafras its root beer scent. Piper auritum leaves can handle temps down to about freezing, and the roots can survive even cooler temperatures. It is extremely easy to care for as long as it is well-watered. It prefers partial to full shade and can be grown indoors. WE HAVE A LIMITED SUPPLY OF HALF GALLON AND LARGER SIZE PLANTS AT THIS TIME. PLANTS MAY BE SHIPPED WITHOUT A POT TO ACCOMMODATE SHIPPING IN A FLAT RATE BOX. SHIPPING INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.
We ship live plants on Mondays and Tuesdays only, so please allow at least 1 week for shipping. SORRY, NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS.
**Buyer is responsible for frozen plants. USPS is heated, so the plant will be fine unless you leave it at your door too long. But if you are in a cold area and cannot get the plant right away, signature confirmation can be added to the shipping cost. They will hold the plant until you pick it up.