How to grow Khat

Khat grow and care – 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

How to grow Khat

Khat leaves



Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Leaf color
  • Red leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Edible plants
  • Hedging plants
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 9