Greater Cardamom, Badi Elaichi - Plant

Cardamom/Ilaichi/Elaichi is referred as-Queen of Spices. It is actually a dried fruit of a tall perennial plant.
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About Greater Cardamom

Tall, perennial, evergreen plant with rhizomes, about 90-100 cm height;leaves oblong lanceolate, 30-60 cm in length, shoots formed by long sheath-like stalks encircling one another;spikes globose, very dense and shortly peduncled;spikes areglobose, very dense and shortly peduncled;flowers white in colour;Fruit capsules 2.

5 cm long, irregular obcordate, echinate, trilocular, dark red-brown in color, containing severalaromatic seeds in each cell which held together by a pulp.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name genera Elettaria,cardamom, Baara aliach, Mothi Elayachi
Maximum Reachable Height 6.00 to 15.00 feet
Flower Colour parple
Bloom Time April to May
Difficulty Level Moderate to Hard

Planting and care

Frequent watering 1 week to 2 weeks interval is required during the hot summer months.
Make sure the soil has enough moisture level all the time(at least 45-50%).
Overhead irrigation process/method is best suited to Cardamom plantations.

Greater Cardamom care

Best time for planting cardamom is in monsoons i.e. from June to July. Light drizzles and cloudy days best suited for its planting.

Sunlight Full Sun
Watering Medium to wet
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 15°C to 35°C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer
Harvest Season Cardamom starts to bear fruit from the third year after planting.

Greater Cardamom special feature

Cardamom fruits are called capsules. Inside the fruits there are seeds of the plant, which are actually used as spice.
Cardamom leaves also emit aroma when you rub them, you can also make tea of them.

Greater Cardamom uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • It has been traditionally used as an appetizer, a digestant as well as an antispasmodic as recommended by Indian Ayurveda
  • It stimulates the heart and has also been used as an expectorant
  • The seeds are also used as constituents of mouthwashes

Culinary Use:

  • Cardamom has a strong, unique taste, with an intensely aromatic, resinous fragrance
  • It is a common ingredient in Indian cooking

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Greater Cardamom?

Greater Cardamom is commonly known as genera Elettaria,cardamom, Baara aliach, Mothi Elayachi

How tall do Greater Cardamom grow?

On average Greater Cardamom grows 6.00 to 15.00 feet

What color are Greater Cardamom?

A Greater Cardamom plant bears flowers of color parple

When Greater Cardamom blooms?

With enough light, Greater Cardamom may produce parple flowers in April to May

How hard is Greater Cardamom to grow?

A Greater Cardamom is Moderate to Hard

How much sunlight does a Greater Cardamom need?

A Greater Cardamom prefers Full Sun

How much water does a Greater Cardamom need?

A Greater Cardamom prefers watering Medium to wet

What kind of soil does a Greater Cardamom need?

A Greater Cardamom prefers well-drained soil

What temperature does a Greater Cardamom like?

A Greater Cardamom prefers 15°C to 35°C

How often should I fertilize my Greater Cardamom?

To encourage Greater Cardamom growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


Thursday, 13 February 2020

Great plant..looked nice.

करूणा गुप्ता

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

I am satisfied with the plants.

Kishor Kumar

Monday, 25 November 2019

Absolutely no complaints! Beautiful plant, great packaging, prompt delivery.

Mohanisha Janghel
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