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Luvi Luvi Fruit Plants (Flacourtia Inermis)

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Plant Type

Luvi- Luvi /Flacourtia Inermis (Lovi-Lovi or Batoko Plum):

Common Names: Lovi-Lovi, Batoko Plum

Botanical Name: Flacourtia Inermis

General Information: Small to medium-sized evergreen shrubs or trees. Native to the Philippines and Indonesia, naturalized in tropical Asia and Africa. Known as Tome-Tome, Lovi-Lovi, and Lobi-Lobi in Indonesia, Grows best in full sun and moist, well-drained soil, Tolerates sandy soil but poorly grows in waterlogged conditions

Cultivated in tropical areas for its edible fruit, Fruits produced in bunches, resembling cherries, Round and shiny, turning from light green to deep red when ripe, Crunchy but sour and acidic taste, Edible but often used for making jams, preserves, and syrups, Rich in antimicrobial agents

Health Benefits: Fruit juice used to treat diarrhea is helpful in vomiting, nausea, and throat aches.

Cultivation Details:

Blooming Time/Fruiting: 3-4 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate

Planting and Care

The tree grows well on higher land if well-drained such as marls, sands or oolitic limestone. Prefers deep soils that have good drainage. The plant is drought tolerant and does not do well if over watered.

Special Feature

Fruit juice is used to treat diarrhea. It is also helpful in vomiting, nausea and throat aches.


Fruits are consumed raw or used for making jelly, jam, chutney, pickles, preserves, pies and confectionery. In Indonesia, cooked fruits are used in rujak and asinan. Fruits are processed in the form of jam, syrup and sweets.