Common Names: Kawa Kawa, Maori Kava.
Botanical Name: (Macropiper excelsum).
Family: Piperaceae (Pepper family).
Description: A small tree or shrub up to 6m with large heart shaped aromatic leaves. Common throughout the North & the top half of the South Island from sea level to 600m.
Cultivation: Seed treatment is recommended to speed up germination.
Usage: Kawa~Kawa is a New Zealand native plant and was one of the most important plants in traditional Maori medicine. It is still widely used as a herbal remedy today.
Strains: We have two strains of Kawa Kawa available, both Maori Kava and another Kawa Kawa strain (Piper excelsum subsp. psittacorum) which is a subspecies of Kawa Kawa found on Norfolk, Lord Howe and Kermadec islands. Fleshy shrub with jointed green twigs bearing large green glossy heart-shaped thin leaves with hard green flower spikes to 200mm. Leaves to 200mm wide, veins radiating from stalk, slightly peppery to taste. Fruit orange.
Quantity: 10 Seeds per pack.
Shipping Restrictions: There are no restrictions, we can ship this product worldwide.