Grains of Paradise - Plant

These glossy brown seeds are often used as a pepper substitute, or in brewing or pickling. Their zesty flavor is reminiscent of pepper and has hints of butter, flowers, cardamom and coriander.

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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.

Plant Specifications

*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
Watering Medium
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

Ornamental Use:

  • 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



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