Cinnamon is a small evergreen tree 10-15 meters tall, native to Sri Lanka and South India.
Cinnamon is a small evergreen tree 10-15 meters tall, native to Sri Lanka and South India. The bark is widely used as a spice due to its distinct odour. In India it is also known as Daalchini . The leaves are ovate-oblong in shape, 7-18 cm long.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Tvak, Dalchini, Daruchini Karuva, Vazhana, Tamalapatra.
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Spring to summer
||easy to grow
Planting and care
As long as the soil is kept slightly dry, a potted cinnamon plant can thrive for years without special care.You can keep the plants as small as 3 feet by pruning regularly, or you can repot them over time into a 12- to 14- inch pot and allow them to reach up to 8 feet tall.
Indian Cinnamon care
||Full Sun to Partial Shade
||fertilize weekly or biweekly, but only during active growth (late winter until fall).
Indian Cinnamon special feature
Cinnamon has been known from remote antiquity, and it was so highly prized among ancient nations that it was regarded as a gift fit for monarchs and other great potentates. It was imported to Egypt from China as early as 2000 BC, and is mentioned in the Bible in Exodus.
Indian Cinnamon uses
- Both the stem and bark are highly aromatic, and the inner bark that is used as a spice