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Elettaria cardamomum


Elettaria cardamomum is a ginger relative with aromatic leaves and fruit. Grown in evenly moist, humid environments.

Elettaria cardamomum, commonly known as cardamom, is a ginger relative with aromatic leaves and fruit. Grown in evenly moist, humid environments, this plant can have leaves reaching two feet in length! Can be divided by rhizome.

Common Name: Cardamom

Family: Zingiberaceae (The Ginger Family)

Zone Hardiness: 10-12

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 3-5'

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Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

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Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Tropical rainforest


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Indian Subcontinent

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