Cinnamon Bark, Dal Chini - Plant

A small evergreen tree with aromatic bark of about 6-8 m in height found growing wild in southern coastal regions of India. The bark is used as culinary spice and also in medicines.

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Cinnamon Bark, Dal chini Plant

Description for Cinnamon Bark, Dal chini

Plant height: 15 - 23 inches (38 - 59 cm)
Plant spread: 4 - 6 inches (10 - 16 cm)

Easily grown in average, slightly acidic, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, well-drained soils. Intolerant of drought. Propagation is difficult (approximately 95% of seed produced is not viable). Woody cuttings are difficult to root, but juvenile cuttings are easier to root.

Common name(s): Cinnamon Bark, Dal chini,Acer griseum
Flower colours: Green
Bloom time: April
Max reachable height: 20 to 30 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Plant a cinnamon tree outdoors in fall to give it time to establish itself during the rainy season. Place it in sandy soil, at least 10 feet from other trees or shrubs and in partial shade.
Scratch 1 ounce of balanced, granular fertilizer into the tree s soil, and water the soil. A balanced fertilizer contains equal amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.

Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Well drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 20 to 20 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Cinnamon Bark

  • Water the tree twice each week during dry periods while it is young, and mist it occasionally with a gentle spray of water from a hose.
  • A cinnamon tree grows best in humid conditions.

Typical uses of Cinnamon Bark

Special features:

Culinary use:

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: Unverified information Root and leaves-used in intermittent fevers, biliousness, jaundice; also in rheumatic affections; bruised in salt water, used in skin diseases. A decoction of the root bark is given to women to control fits at the time of delivery.

References

    http://homeguides.sfgate.com/care-cinnamon-tree-67453.html http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=q110