Growing Paan is easy and great for people who don’t have a dedicated garden or large space to grow plants. Let’s have a look a How to Grow Betel Leaf Plant in Water!
If you love paan, then growing it in your home makes a lot of sense to harvest its fresh and organic leaves. The best part is, that you can also cultivate it in a glass or vase! Here’s all you need to know about Growing Betel Leaf Plant in Water.
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Betel Leaf Plant
The bright green and heart-shaped leaves of this plant have a peppery scent, the leaves of this plant are extremely popular in India and are used to make paan that people absolutely love! The Betel leaf plant is a valuable plant for cooking and medicine.
Common Names: Paan, Nagar-bel, Vettila, Khavayache-pan, Naagavaela, Tambula, Desi paan
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How to Grow Betel Leaf Plant in Water?
Growing the plant in water is a fairly easy process.
- Take a 4-6 inches long cutting from a healthy plant.
- Snip by making 45 degree cut using a sharp knife just below the leaf node.
- Remove all the lower leaves except the ones on the top.
- Now, plant the cutting in a vase or jar filled with nonchlorinated water.
- Keep it at a location where it gets plenty of bright but indirect light.
- Change the water every 3-4 days.
- The roots will form in 2-3 weeks.
Note: Though you can use water to make the cuttings form roots, the plant won’t grow as effectively in water as it would in soil. It is advisable to root the plant directly in well-draining soil. Purchasing a healthy plant from nurseries is always the best option.
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Betel Leaf Plant Medicinal Uses
Although the leaves are consumed as a mouth fresher in the form of paan, the plant is also popular for its various other medicinal uses. It is used for clearing the bronchial passages, cough and cold and for the female reproductive system.