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Kava Kava (Piper methysticum) potted plant, gallon or 9-inch-deep pot, organic

$60.00

Family:  Pepper (Piperaceae)

Hardy to Zones 9 to 12, otherwise greenhoused and protected from frost

(Awa, Awa-Awa)  long-lived shrub of the tropical rainforest, a sterile cultigen of the wild progenitor (Piper wichmanni) native to the Islands of the South Pacific Ocean.  Traditional use in the islands of Oceania:  Roots, fresh or dried, ground up and used to make a thick beverage.  Participants in the kava ceremony experience a numbing effect, skeletal muscle relaxation, enhanced mood and telepathy.  Used often in peacemaking.   I have tried the roots of our cultivar and they are quite nice, with a root-beer taste, and a strong numbing effect–it is a good kind!  Plant prefers high rainfall or frequent watering and fertile yet fast-draining soils in the part shade. They may be greenhoused with good effect and should be given a 5-gallon pot to start and kept out of the bright sun.   Space plants 6 feet apart.

Potted plant, gallon size or 9-inch-deep pot size, certified organically grown

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  1. Question

    Alex O’Neill

    Hello! I received an email this morning notifying that Kava-kava was back in stock. It appears that I still cannot place an order — did your plants already sell out? Thanks!

    Warmly,
    Alex

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Very sorry, already sold out, please hit “waitlist” again, we’ll be offering this again soon.

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    • TJ Phoenix

      You are such a tease… I clicked on the email as soon as I got it saying they were in stock and no plants…I really wish there was someway that it could be prioritized buy those have been on the waiting list the longest but I will wait patiently and hope for the best thank you

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      It took about 8 hours for the plants to sell out. I don’t know how the prioritization of e-mails works and I’m sorry you didn’t get the desired plant. In olden days I corresponded personally with people and arranged for plant sales individually. I regret that this is no longer possible, it is one of my bigger regrets. r

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    Andrew

    I received an email stating that the kava is back in stock, but here is doesn’t show that… when would I be able to place an order?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Andrew (and everyone), We did re-enable sales on the kava and they sold out overnight. Please hit “waitlist” again. WE will re-enable this plant when we get more of them worked up to size. Richo

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    Vicki (verified owner)

    Is this a noble cultivar of kava-kava?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Vicki, I’m not sure what is meant by noble kava. This is Piper methysticum, true Kava-Kava, which is a sterile cultigen of the Pacific Islands. You can find out much more about it by reading the “Kava” chapter in my book “Growing At-Risk.”
      richo

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    • Ryan Chalk

      There are 2 main cultivars. Im sure it’s probably noble but tudei is least desirable for daily use. Tudei is said to cause damage if used alot. Thanks

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    • Danielle

      Hi are or will the seeds also available for purchase?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Danielle, Kava is a sterile cultigen–it doesn’t make seeds. richo

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    • Dani

      Hello, will a restock of this plant be available for purchase before 22nd November?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Dani, Sorry, no, these will not be available until spring 2021. richo

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    • Kevin

      Looking forward to nurturing this gem! Bula!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      OK, you inspire me to pot up the many babies that exist on the mothers. bula bula. r

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    • Phoenix

      I am hoping you will have these! I love everything I have gotten from you!!’🌱❤️

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Phoenix, Wow, that’s very nice to hear on a saturday morning that’s clear–and it says something for your horticultural technique. I have a population of kava that is really ready to list, so do hit waitlist. I hope you get one.
      Richo

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    • TJ Phoenix

      I hope I get one too… The powder has been helping with my joints and inflammation issues but dang it’s expensive

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi TJ, It is expensive. I had a chew on one of the roots from our plants at transplant and it produced a very numbing sensation, elevating mood, also tasted kinda like root beer. it was great! Richo

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