Vegetable Leaf Pepper plant, Piper sarmentosum, is also known as Lolot Pepper, Wild Pepper, Kadok and Wild Betel. Vegetable Pepper is aromatic and tasty, with large, glossy leaves with a mild, pungent flavour and are eaten raw or cooked. Used as wraps. The fruit are used as a tonic to remedy asthma, coughs etc. Vegetable Pepper plant is native to India and prefers well composted moist, well drained soils in a protected, warm position. Drought and frost tender-tolerates a light frost. A perennial, evergreen trailer, growing to 0.6m.
PLEASE NOTE; Piper sarmentosum is widely and incorrectly known as Betel Pepper. Betel Pepper is botanically known as Piper betle, which has different and distinct uses to Piper sarmentosum.