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Choti Elaichi, Green Cardamom - Plant

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Description

Cardamom, Elaichi, Velchi - Plant

In semi-tropical or temperate climates, this plant should be grown indoors in a heated greenhouse or in a warm shady humid place (hot steamy bathrooms are excellent). Plants will not flower or fruit when grown outdoors in semi-tropical or temperate conditions or indoors in pots.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 24 inch (61 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Elettaria cardamomum
Maximum Reachable Height 5 foot - 10 foot
Flower Colour yellow or red
Bloom Time April to May
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

  • To sow, the smaller seeds should be sown in a light but rich starting medium buried shallowly beneath the surface of the soil
  • Cardamom requires steady supply of moisture and will not tolerate drought.
  • If growing in a greenhouse, it should be kept humid and maintained carefully.
  • Cardamom is not tolerant of cold, but should be kept in a location with many hours of partially occluded sunlight.
  • Cardamom requires approximately 3 years of growth to produce capsules containing seeds.
  • After the flowers mature, they will gradually dry out as capsule develops.
  • These can be collected when capsules begin to turn green, and later dried on screens over the course of 6-7 days. Turn frequently.
  • Choti Elaichi care

    Cardamom (Elettaria cardammommum) is a perennial plant. It has rigid and erect aromatic leaves, which forms the aerial part of the plants stems. These stems are between 2 to 4 meters high and forms a canopy of leaves around the plant.
    You can propagate cardamom from seeds. You can try seeds you get from glossary store but those seeds are generally treated and not fresh. For best results buy seeds from seed store or online.

    Sunlight Steady, low intensity
    Watering Medium
    Soil Rich, mildly acidic, loamy
    Temperature 20 C and above
    Fertilizer Rich, mildly acidic, loamy

    Choti Elaichi special feature

    Spice for tropical areas. Otherwise primarily grown ornamentally (fragrant and attractive leaves) in homes or greenhouses where flowers/fruits are unlikely to appear.

    Choti Elaichi uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

    Culinary Use:

    • Used in almost all Indian dishes

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Cardamom is which part of plant?

    Cardamom is pod developed from flower in which small black seeds are present.

    How to grow Cardamom plant at home?

    To grow Cardamom plant consider the following points 1. To grow Cardamom plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (May-June).

    Can Cardamom grow in water?

    No,Cardamom can not be grow in water.

    Can I plant Cardamom seeds?

    Yes,Cardamom Plant is grown by seeds and rhizomes. Fully ripe seeds are extracted from ripe capsules for planting.

    Is Cardamom a medicinal plant?

    Cardamom is spice crop and it is used in different medicines to cure liver related diseases.Note- please consult your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts

    Where to plant Cardamom?

    You can plant a Cardamom plant preferably outdoors, in pot or in ground at a spot receiving below growing conditions for the plant - 1. Direct bright sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Cardamom plant flower?

    Yes, Cardamom plant flowers during April-May month.

    How many Cardamom plants per acre?

    Cardamom accommodates 400 plants per acre at 2 x 2 m sq. distance

    Which part of the Cardamom plant is used as a spice?

    Cardamom pods are used as a spice.

    How does Cardamom plant look like?

    Cardamom is a tall growing herbaceous perennial plant with branched subterranean rhizomes.Leafy shoots of the cardamom plant are 1.5 to 6 meter long. Flowering shoot is approximately 1 meter long.

    When to plant Cardamom?

    To plant Cardamom plants May-June months are the best period.

    How to grow Cardamom?

    Cardamom plant is grown by seeds and rhizomes. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(May and September). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to grow Cardamom plant from seed?

    To grow Cardamom plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within 30 days. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

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