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Aframomum Melegueta, Grains Of Paradise - Plant

aframomum melegueta, grains of paradise - plant
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Alligator pepper, atar, graines de paradis, grains of paradise, grana
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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

Common name: Alligator pepper, atar, graines de paradis, grains of paradise, grana
Color: White
Bloom time: July to August
Height: 1.00 to 2.50 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & 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

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Dry to medium

Temprature: 1°C

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

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.


Special Feature:
Culinary herb for herb gardens. Also effective as an ornamental in window boxes, hanging baskets or containers.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • 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.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
for medicinal use

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/
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