How to grow Green cardamom

Green cardamom growing 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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Requirements for 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 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

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