Cinnamon Bark, Dal chini - Plant
Easily grown in average, slightly acidic, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, well-drained soils. Intolerant of drought. Propagation is difficult (approximately 95% of seed produced is not viable). Woody cuttings are difficult to root, but juvenile cuttings are easier to root.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Cinnamon Bark, Dal chini,Acer griseum||Green||April||20.00 to 30.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Plant a cinnamon tree outdoors in fall to give it time to establish itself during the rainy season. Place it in sandy soil, at least 10 feet from other trees or shrubs and in partial shade.
Scratch 1 ounce of balanced, granular fertilizer into the tree s soil, and water the soil. A balanced fertilizer contains equal amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.
|Full Sun||Well drained soil||Medium||20 to 20 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
- Water the tree twice each week during dry periods while it is young, and mist it occasionally with a gentle spray of water from a hose.
- A cinnamon tree grows best in humid conditions.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Unverified information Root and leaves-used in intermittent fevers, biliousness, jaundice; also in rheumatic affections; bruised in salt water, used in skin diseases. A decoction of the root bark is given to women to control fits at the time of delivery.