Cinnamomum cassia - Plant
Description for Cinnamomum cassia
Cinnamomum cassia, called Chinese cassia or Chinese cinnamon, is an evergreen tree originating in southern China, and widely cultivated there and elsewhere in southern and eastern Asia.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Chinese cinnamon||light-yellowish brown||Spring to summer||12 to 14 in.||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Requirements: Full sunlight or light shade. Good drainage. Regular watering. Regular feed. Thin plants in the autumn. Taking cuttings in spring. Divide in spring.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||Well drained soil||Medium||60 degrees||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Cinnamomum cassia
- Once established Cassia requires regular fertilisation and watering; ideally they should be thinned in the autuman.
Typical uses of Cinnamomum cassia
Special features: Cinnamomum Cassia oil is used for athletes foot, a condition that can occur from walking on communal shower floors and saunas as well as swimming pools. Cinnamomum cassia is a well known and highly regarded antifungal agent.
Culinary use: na
Ornamental use: used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Chinese cassia is a close relative to Ceylon cinnamon (C. verum), Saigon cinnamon (C. loureiroi), also known as "Vietnamese cinnamon", Indonesian cinnamon (C. burmannii), also called "korintje", and Malabar cinnamon (C. citriodorum) from Sri Lanka. In all five species, the dried bark is used as a spice.
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