The piper betel is commonly known as the Maghai Paan. It belongs to the pepper family. The creeper is widely grown all over India. It is also grown from hanging basket or as a container plant for its ornamental features. The perennial herb is also grown in Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.
The Piper betel is a low maintenance plant that grows easily if the minimum care is provided.
The plant requires no care at all if it is established in a proper location.
The plant grows well even if the temperature of 40 degrees Celsius is provided.
The soil should be kept moist or slightly damp. Waterlogged or wet soil may prove harmful to the pine tree.
Well drained potting mixture of sandy or loamy soil is considered to be ideal for the good growth of the plant.
The Piper tree grows best when it is planted in a region that receives bright and direct sunlight and a humid climate.
However, the plant also grows well if it receives light shade.
The Piper betel should be watered regularly throughout the year.
The soil should always be kept moist especially during the summer and spring.
Subsequent gaps should be maintained and the soil should be allowed to dry during fall and winter.
The Piper betel can be ideally propagated by means of root divisions and stem cuttings.
Pruning of Piper betel should be done during the onset of spring to encourage healthy growth.
The dead or diseased parts can be pruned and removed at any part of the year.
The Piper betel plant grows well with the addition of any organic fertilizer.
It is advisable to occasionally feed the plant in every couple of month during the growing season.
Organic fertilizer like manure or compost is highly recommended.