How to grow Green cardamom

Green cardamom grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Elettaria also known as Elettaria cardamomum or Cardamom, Green cardamom perennial evergreen fragrant plant can grow in tropic, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Leaves edible linear shape the structure emerged on stem in round growth

Flower color white with red-pink paint structure, the flower grow on stem next in the base of the plant

Green cardamom seeds

Seeds are the most edible part, the seeds grow in pods

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How to grow Green cardamom growing and care:

Moist, mulch, frost free

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to winds

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Rhizoctonia solani, aphids

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Leaf in the base of the plant

Size of the plant:
2-4 m, 80-160 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter, flowerpot or containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?

General information about the flower:
Flower color white with red-pink paint structure

Pollination is done by:

Seeds edible

Seeds harvest season:

Seeds pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Green cardamom seeds?
Beverage, spice

Work requirements on the seeds:
Pick the plant in the time

How long does it take to bear seeds?
1-2 years

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
Cut the leaf next to the stem

Information about leaves:
Leaves edible linear shape the structure emerged on stem in round growth

Uses of Green cardamom leaves:
Beverage, herb, cooked

Scientific name:

Elettaria cardamomum

How to grow Green cardamom

Green cardamom


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
  • Edible Seeds
Culinary uses
  • Beverage
  • Cooked
  • Herbs
  • Spices
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Fragrance
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13