The clove tree is an evergreen that grows up to 8 to 12 m tall, with large leaves and crimson flowers grouped in terminal clusters. The flower buds initially have a pale hue, gradually turn green, then transition to a bright red when ready for harvest.
Clove tree trunk has smooth bark with grayish-yellow aromatic foliage. It is a slow growing but a long-lived tree and can exceed 100 years of age easily.
|Plant Height||16 inch (41 cm)|
|Plant Spread ||6 inch (15 cm)|
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Clove, Lavang, Laung|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||8 to 12 m|
|Flower Colour ||Yellow to Crimson|
|Bloom Time ||April|
|Difficulty Level ||easy to grow |
Planting and care
The seeds can be directly planted, or soaked in water overnight to remove the outer lining. Northern gardeners should mulch heavily with straw for overwintering.
Mulch should be removed in the spring after the threat of frost has passed. (Young shoots cannot survive in temps below 20 degrees F on their own. Keep them under cover)
Clove trees require a warm, humid climate with 50 to 70 inches of rainfall annually and a minimum temperature of 59 degrees F
|Sunlight ||Full sun to part shade|
|Soil ||Fertile loam, well-drained soil |
|Temperature ||59 degrees F to 75 degrees F|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer |
Cloves special feature
Although this shrub can appear somewhat unkempt as it ages, the aromatic flowers, edible fruits and summer foliage provide good ornamental value and tasty fruit. Group in shrub borders, open woodland areas or near patios. Informal hedge or screen.
- The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
- The active principles in the clove are known to have antioxidant, antiseptic, local anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, rubefacient (warming and soothing), carminative and anti-flatulent properties
The spice contains health benefiting essential oils such as eugenol
Frequently Asked Questions
How to grow clove plant?
For healthy and strong growth, it needs a tropical climate. The Clove prefers a semi-shaded exposure similar to black pepper. It can not withstand winter temperatures below 32 F (0 C). So do not plant it outside in an area with cold and harsh winters. However, it can tolerate occasional brief frosts. Soil
Soil should be rich and loamy with good drainage and a lot of organic matter. Water
Clove tree grows in wet tropics. It requires regular watering, especially when the plant is young (first 3-4 years). Overwatering must be avoided
Which clove part of plant is edible?
The flower buds are edible
Is clove a medicinal plant?
Yes, as per the published literature clove is one of the best medicinal plants.
Is clove oil toxic to plants?
No, Clove oil is not toxic to plants.
How to grow clove plant from seed?
Keep the soil where clove is growing wet but not waterlogged. Place clove seeds directly on the surface of the ground. The seeds do not need to be buried under the soil to put down roots and start adjusting to their new homes. After just a bit of time has passed, you’ll see the clove tree seedlings start sprouting up like crazy. Transfer your clove seedlings into a larger pot when they have reached one inch in height.
Is clove a herbaceous plant?
Yes, clove is herbaceous plant
Which part of the clove plant is used as a spice?
Flower buds of the clove used as a spice
What does a clove plant look like?
The clove tree is an evergreen tree of the Myrtaceae family. It is a triangular shaped evergreen tree growing about 40 feet tall with smooth gray bark and 5-inch-long, glossy opposite leaves that resemble bay leaves.
Where to gro clove plant?
You can grow clove outdoor but in crowded plants
What is clove plant name in hindi?
In Hindi clove plant is known as Laung.
Friday, 13 March 2020
Perfectly OK for indoor use with artificial lighting.
Sunday, 01 March 2020
i am very excited on seeing a live plant online.
Sunday, 23 February 2020
Love how cute the plant is..
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