No one can be sure from which this fruit was coming from. But, some people believe that this fruit originally comes from Sunda islands, archipelago in west of Indonesia. Besides Indonesia, it can be found in Thailand, Malaysia and southern India. The plant cannot tolerate colder climates, so it is hard to grow in Europe and America. Europe and America mostly import this fruit.
Even in tropical islands, this fruit is hard to cultivate. The soil must be wet, but not too wet, and should be no sands or mud. Most plants grow up in rainforest, which provides perfect condition. The plants look similar with wild plant in rainforest of South East Asia. More than that, it requires ten years for each plant to bear fruits.