Macropiper latifolium (False Kava) Plant
[75mm pot]

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The roots have a similar numbing action to true kava and hence may contain kavalactones. A small shrub native to the Pacific Islands. An evergreen shrub that grows to a height of 2m with a spread of 2m. The stem is erect and branching with heart shaped, glossy green and acuminate leaves. The flowers are whitish, occurring in short, axillary spikes and the fruit are small drupes.

It prefers rich, moist, well-composted soils in a protected, partially shaded position, and it is drought and frost tender.


Common name: False Kava; Kava Kava Atua; Kavakava Tu.

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Macropiper latifolium (False Kava) Plant
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