Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg) is a tropical evergreen tree.
The bark is greyish black. The leaves are elliptic or oblong-lanceolate and leathery. The flowers, borne in umbel-like cymes, are creamy yellow and fragrant. The nutmeg fruit is similar in appearance to an apricot.
When fully mature it splits in two, exposing a crimson-colored edible pulp surrounding a single seed, the nutmeg.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Nutmeg, mace plant, jayaphal, jatiphala
|Maximum Reachable Height
||12 to 60 feet
||Pale yellow to Yellow
||July to August
||Easy to grow
Planting and careIn active growth, water freely especially if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week.Keep lilies mulched so that their roots are cool. The mulch should feel moist but not wet. Apply a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from early spring until 6 weeks after flowering.
The deep planting encourages the developing stem to send out roots to help stabilize the plant and perhaps eliminate the need for staking. Also, deep planting keeps lily bulbs cool when temperatures soar. Enrich the soil with leaf mold or well-rotted organic matter to encourage good drainage
||15 degrees C
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Mace special feature
Annual vine with ornamentally attractive foliage, flowers and fruits should be grown on a support structure (trellis, arbor, fence or against a wall). Fruit may be harvested.
- The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
- It is used to flavor many kinds of baked goods, meats, sausages, sauces, vegetables, and such beverages as eggnog