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Aframomum Melegueta, Grains Of Paradise Plant
Description for Aframomum Melegueta, Grains Of Paradise
Plant height: 3 - 6 inches
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(s): Alligator pepper, atar, graines de paradis, grains of paradise, grana
Flower colours: White
Bloom time: July to August
Max reachable height: 1.00 to 2.50 feet
Difficulty to grow: easy to grow
Planting and 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
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Aframomum Melegueta
plants do best with 90 inches of rain per year, so unless you live in a rain forest, water regularly.plants love waterâ€”but donâ€™t drown them. That is, they donâ€™t like to sit in water, and theyâ€™ll die if the soil is too wet in winter. The ideal soil is rich and loose, with good drainage.
Typical uses of Aframomum Melegueta
Special features: Culinary herb for herb gardens. Also effective as an ornamental in window boxes, hanging baskets or containers.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
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.