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African Bitter Leaf

African Bitter Leaf

NOTE: Due to extreme heat during Summer months, we DO NOT ship plant outside of California during Summer. If you are outside of CA and place an order, we will hold your entire order until temperatures decline.
This plant IS available for shipping ONLY in 3 inch pot and Large Tree Pot sizes.

Regular price $40.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $40.00 USD
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3 inch Pot - 8 to 12" tall plant in 6" diameter x 7" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

1 gallon Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 6" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

Small Tree Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 6" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

Large Tree Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 12" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

3 gallon Pot - 18 to 36" tall plant in 10" diameter x 8" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

5 gallon Pot - 30" to 60" tall plant in 11" diameter x 10" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

15 gallon Pot - 60" to 75" tall plant in 17" diameter x 15" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

African Bitter Leaf is a powerful and nutrient-rich plant that has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. This plant has long been a staple in traditional numerous African medicinal systems.

African Bitter Leaf grows quickly can grow up to 20 feet tall in the right conditions. It forms a clump of woody stems and has large leaves that can grow up to 6 inches long.

It prefers a warm and humid climate, but can tolerate cooler temperatures as well. In areas with harsh winters, African Bitter Leaf can be grown as an annual or overwintered indoors.

African Bitter Leaf is a leafy green plant that contains a high concentration of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and calcium. It also contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that help to boost your immune system and reduce inflammation in the body.

This plant has a distinct bitter taste and is often used in African cuisine as a flavoring agent. However, its medicinal properties are what really make it stand out. African Bitter Leaf has been used to treat a variety of ailments, including malaria, diabetes, fever, and even cancer.

In addition to its many health benefits, African Bitter Leaf is also easy to grow and care for. It prefers well-drained soil and partial shade, and regular watering and fertilization will ensure that it thrives in your garden.


Minimal care is needed once this plant is established. However, overharvesting of the leaves and fruit can cause flowering and fruiting to slow down significantly.


Botanic Name: Vernonia amygdalina
Common Names: African Bitter Leaf, grawa (Amharic), ewuro (Yoruba), etidot (Efik), onugbu (Igbo), ityuna (Tiv), oriwo (Edo), Awɔnwono (Akan), chusar-doki or shuwaka (Hausa), mululuza (Luganda), labwori (Acholi), olusia (Luo), ndoleh (Cameroon), olubirizi (Lusoga),

Lifespan: Tree/perennial
Growth Structure: Tall, upright bush growing to 20 ft

Fertility Preference: ★ ★ ★
Water Preference: ★ ★
Sun & Light Preference:

Flowers? No,
Edible? Yes
Native to: Sub-Saharan Africa

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