About Grains of Paradise
Aframomum melegueta is a species in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. This spice, commonly known as ossame, grains of paradise, Melegueta pepper, alligator pepper, Guinea grains, fom wisa, or Guinea.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Scentless Turmeric, Hidden lily |
|Maximum Reachable Height ||0.75 to 1 feet|
|Flower Colour ||Creamy white|
|Bloom Time ||August to September|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Scentless Turmericis a small herb with one of the showiest flowers in all Curucuma species. They are large pink. The plant is mainly found in South India. It grows up to a height of 4 ft. The plant goes dormant in November but resurfaces in May from the underground bulbs
Grains of Paradise care
Grow in medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in a sandy loam in part shade with constant moisture. Soil should not be allowed to dry out. Intolerant of high heat and humidity. Plant in a somewhat protected location and apply a winter mulch in USDA Zone 5 where it may not be reliably winter hardy.
|Sunlight ||Full sun to part shade|
|Soil ||Well-drained soil|
|Temperature ||24 degrees C|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Grains of Paradise special feature
Interesting selection for the border front or rock garden.
Grains of Paradise uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Grains of Paradise ?
Grains of Paradise is commonly known as Scentless Turmeric, Hidden lily
How tall do Grains of Paradise grow?
On average Grains of Paradise grows 0.75 to 1 feet
What color are Grains of Paradise ?
A Grains of Paradise plant bears flowers of color Creamy white
When Grains of Paradise blooms?
With enough light, Grains of Paradise may produce Creamy white flowers in August to September
How hard is Grains of Paradise to grow?
A Grains of Paradise is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Grains of Paradise need?
A Grains of Paradise prefers Full sun to part shade
How much water does a Grains of Paradise need?
A Grains of Paradise prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Grains of Paradise need?
A Grains of Paradise prefers Well-drained soil
What temperature does a Grains of Paradise like?
A Grains of Paradise prefers 24 degrees C
How often should I fertilize my Grains of Paradise ?
To encourage Grains of Paradise growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Saturday, 09 November 2019
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