About Aframomum Melegueta
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 ||Alligator pepper, atar, graines de paradis, grains of paradise, grana|
|Maximum Reachable Height || 1.00 to 2.50 feet|
|Flower Colour ||White|
|Bloom Time ||July to August|
|Difficulty Level ||easy to grow|
Planting and care
plants do best with 90 inches of rain per year, so unless you live in a rain forest, water regularly.plants love water—but don’t drown them. That is, they don’t like to sit in water, and they’ll die if the soil is too wet in winter. The ideal soil is rich and loose, with good drainage.
Aframomum Melegueta care
The vining varieties require a support structure as some can get 15 feet tall. All plants plants prefer sun to light shade sites with well-draining and moderately fertile soil.Install the plant in the ground at the same level it was growing in the nursery pot.
|Sunlight ||Full sun|
|Watering ||Dry to medium|
|Soil ||well-drained soil |
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer
Aframomum Melegueta special feature
Culinary herb for herb gardens. Also effective as an ornamental in window boxes, hanging baskets or containers.
Aframomum Melegueta uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- The people of Manang district, central Nepals, take the juice of the plant, believing it purifies the blood
- Pounded leaves are boiled in water and spread on cots, beds, and mats to kill bugs