Katuk Protein Plant

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

Katuk Protein Plant is a nutritious and versatile addition to any garden or indoor space. Order online now for a sustainable source of fresh, protein-rich leaves.


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Product Description

Katuk Protein Plant: Nutrient Powerhouse

Culinary Purposes:

Katuk Protein Plant (Sauropus androgynus) is not commonly used for culinary purposes due to its slightly bitter taste. However, it is highly regarded for its exceptional nutritional value, particularly as a rich source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. The young leaves can be consumed raw in salads or cooked as a nutritious addition to stir-fries, soups, and curries.

Medical Purposes:

No Known Medical Purposes

What to Know About the Plant

The Katuk Protein Plant is an evergreen shrub with vibrant green leaves that are elliptical in shape and grow in clusters. The plant can reach a height of 6-10 feet, making it a versatile addition to both garden beds and containers. When crushed, the leaves release a mild, earthy scent. Katuk is a fast-growing plant that thrives in tropical and subtropical climates, requiring regular watering and well-draining soil.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Integrating the Katuk Protein Plant into your fruitscape design adds a unique touch of greenery and functionality. This herb pairs well with a variety of fruit trees, such as citrus (e.g., lemon, lime, orange), avocado, and fig, complementing their flavors with its nutrient-rich leaves. Tropical plants like banana, papaya, and pineapple can also thrive alongside Katuk, creating a lush and diverse landscape. Additionally, herbs like lemongrass, ginger, and turmeric, which share similar growing requirements with Katuk, offer a cohesive and visually appealing edible garden space. Whether planted in the ground or in pots, the Katuk Protein Plant contributes to a healthy and vibrant fruitscape that enhances both the aesthetic and nutritional aspects of your garden.

With Just Fruits and Exotics, you’re guaranteed a plant shipped 100% in pot, ensuring a seamless and convenient purchasing experience. Our superior packaging and easy shipping make it effortless to receive your plants in top condition. As a nationally renowned, family-owned and operated online nursery, we provide a trusted and friendly atmosphere for all your gardening needs. Elevate your garden with the Katuk Protein Plant and enjoy the benefits of a nutrient powerhouse in your own backyard.

Planting & Care
Fruitscaping with Herbs & Veggies

Every good kitchen garden needs to have an herb section. A walk through a garden planted with herbs is truly a sensual experience. Their beautifully textured leaves invite you to stop and touch them, and then reward you with a delightful array of heavenly scents. Herbs can serve many functions in the edible landscape, creepers like oregano, mints and thyme make great ground cover. Low growers like sage, chives and perennial onions are good for edging flower beds and will help in insect control. Taller evergreens like rosemary are wonderful used as low hedges or for planting around the foundation of houses. Herbs also lend themselves well to being grown in containers. Tuck a few pots close to the kitchen so they’ll be handy when you need them.

Growing your own herbs is well worth the effort. The quality and flavor of fresh picked herbs is so much better than the dried products you find in the grocery store. Our climate makes it possible to grow a very wide range of herbs. The hot humid summer are perfect for herbs like basil, Thai ginger and tea camellias. Try the more Mediterranean herbs like lavender,  sage and Thyme in the winter time, they love the cool and are less apt to succumb to fungus.

Growing Guide

We do not currently have a growing guide for Herbs and Veggies.  We are working on this and will add it in the near future.  Contact us if you have questions on how to plant and nurture your plants, and we will be glad to have one of our gardeners assist you.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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