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Cardamom, Elaichi, Velchi - Plant

Cardamom, Elaichi, Velchi - Plant
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Cardamom is the third most expensive spice in the world and has a rich history of use in many countries as part of spice blends, such as masala, and as a crucial ingredient in Scandinavian pastries.
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Cardamom, Elaichi, Velchi Plant
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6 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Description for Cardamom, Elaichi, Velchi

Plant height: 5 - 8 inches
Plant spread: 4 - 8 inches

In semi-tropical or temperate climates, this plant should be grown indoors in a heated greenhouse or in a warm shady humid place (hot steamy bathrooms are excellent). Plants will not flower or fruit when grown outdoors in semi-tropical or temperate conditions or indoors in pots.

Common name(s): Elettaria cardamomum
Flower colours: yellow or red
Bloom time: April to May
Max reacahble height: 5 foot - 10 foot
Difficulty to grow:: easy to grow

Planting and care

Cardamom (Elettaria cardammommum) is a perennial plant. It has rigid and erect aromatic leaves, which forms the aerial part of the plants stems. These stems are between 2 to 4 meters high and forms a canopy of leaves around the plant.
You can propagate cardamom from seeds. You can try seeds you get from glossary store but those seeds are generally treated and not fresh. For best results buy seeds from seed store or online.

Sunlight: Steady, low intensity
Soil: Rich, mildly acidic, loamy
Water: Medium
Temperature: 20 C and above
Fertilizer: Rich, mildly acidic, loamy

Caring for Cardamom

  • To sow, the smaller seeds should be sown in a light but rich starting medium buried shallowly beneath the surface of the soil
  • Cardamom requires steady supply of moisture and will not tolerate drought.
  • If growing in a greenhouse, it should be kept humid and maintained carefully.
  • Cardamom is not tolerant of cold, but should be kept in a location with many hours of partially occluded sunlight.
  • Cardamom requires approximately 3 years of growth to produce capsules containing seeds.
  • After the flowers mature, they will gradually dry out as capsule develops.
  • These can be collected when capsules begin to turn green, and later dried on screens over the course of 6-7 days. Turn frequently.

Typical uses of Cardamom

Special features: Spice for tropical areas. Otherwise primarily grown ornamentally (fragrant and attractive leaves) in homes or greenhouses where flowers/fruits are unlikely to appear.

Culinary use: Used in almost all Indian dishes

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose

References

    http://balconygardenweb.com/how-to-grow-cardamom-growing-cardamom-elaichi/ http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=287608&isprofile=0&

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5 / 5 Prachi Mishra 29 June 2018
I am satisfied with the plants.
5 / 5 Dilip Dhariwal 29 June 2018
Plant was healthy and growing.Delivered in well packed protective method. Appreciable. Thank you
5 / 5 Archana Damle 29 June 2018
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5 / 5 Pukhrambam Kavita 28 June 2018
I have ordered twice now from online plants and both orders have been more than what I expected
5 / 5 Sadhineni Nageswararao 27 June 2018
Some leaves are green and some leaves are greenish yellow but anyway it looks great!

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