Elettaria cardamomum

Common name

Cardamom/green cardamom

 

Growing Conditions

The leaves of this plant smell incredible – push your face in to the plant and take a big sniff! This tropical plant comes from India, Nepal and South Asia and grows every year from large rhizomes. It is related to ginger and gives a beautiful leafy backdrop to showier flowering plants.  

 

Watering

When the top of the soil is dry, give it a water – don’t let the soil dry out but remember not to let it sit in water as it will rot. Mist regularly.

 

Aspect

Partial shade

 

Temperature

Don’t let it sit in a draught and ideally keep between 18 degrees and 30 degrees

Cardamom - Elettaria cardamomum

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