Laksa Leaf

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Product Code: PLANT-PRP00099

Tags:  HerbsOutdoorEdible Plant

Fact Sheet and Plant Guide

Scientific Name: 

Persicaria odorata

Description:

Laksa leaves are commonly called Daun Kesum in Malay community.

Daun kesum is an essential ingredient for making laksa soup in Southeast Asian.

The leaves are elongated, with soft stalk, each segment of the stalk has the potential to grow into another bunch of leaves because roots sprout from the stalk itself.

Other than laksa, the leaves can be used as an additional herb when you make Nasi ulam, Nasi Kerabu, or when you make Asam Pedas or other fish dishes.

It can be sliced thinly as garnishing, eaten raw or added in sour spicy soup.

The smell of this minty herb is strong and unmistakable. Therefore, it is good to be used in a fish dish with gravy to counterbalance the fishy smell.

Potting Medium:

Peat soil / cocopeat

Pot dimension:  

Ø15cm x H11cm

Overall Plant Height:

30-45cm (Approx.) Included grower pot

Light:

Full sun or partial sun

Water:

Check regularly and water as needed. Never let the soil dry out completely.

Fertilizer:

Feed with Organic fertilizer once a month to encourage new growth.

Trimming:

Gently trim away dry, brown, or yellowish leaves by using a pair of secateurs.

Trimming allows available nutrients in the soil to be transferred into the new leaves which encourage intentional growth.

Also, trimming allows your plants to retain in a good shape and keep pests, fungal and diseases away.

 

*Photo for illustration only. Actual product may vary due to the nature of the product. 

*Pot color and size may vary and change Subject to Availability.

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