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Piper methysticum

Kava is a plant which belongs to the Piper genus.

Kava is a member of the pepper family.

Kava grows as a perennial and is a herb. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Normally grows with a ground covering habit.

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How to grow Kava

Growing Kava from seed

Transplanting Kava

Companion plants for Kava

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Kava so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Kava

These plants will not grow well with Kava so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Kava problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Kava plants:

Kava Folklore & Trivia

Kava does not reproduce on its own and is dependent on humans for its existence.

Other names for Kava

Piper methysticum G. Forst.

Kava care instructions

How long does Kava take to grow?

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Popular varieties of Kava

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