How to grow Khat

Khat growing shrub‎ or small tree of the genus Catha also known as Catha edulis, Khat perennial evergreen plant edible and medical and as drug in some country its illegal also used as ornamental hedge drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 9-12.

Khat leaves

Leaves color green in some cultivars the leaves when young are red

Flower color white-cream, small flowers grow in clusters.

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How to grow Khat growing and care:

Frost free, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Spring / Autumn

How to prune:
Just for desgin

Size of the plant?
1-8 m, 3-25 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower:
White-cream small flowers grow in clusters

Scientific name:

Catha edulis

Blooming Seasons

Flower Colors


Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone