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Herbs: Elettaria cardamomum

Botanical name: Elettaria cardamomum

Common name: cardamom

also known as (wild cardamom, cardamon, Malabar cardamom, Ceylon cardamom)

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created by:
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Austin, Tx

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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
  
Zones: 10a thru 11a
Care:
average
Lifespan:
evergreen
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Attributes:

edible

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description for "Herbs: Elettaria cardamomum"

Cardamom is native to the tropical rain forests of India and often mistakenly sold as ginger, which is Zingiber officinale. Both plants are part of the Ginger family. Under the right conditions, cardamom can grow 5 to 10 feet tall, but generally will stay small in more temperate climates. It is prized for its tasty seeds that are used in Arab and Indian cuisine. Because it's a tropical plant, it's best to keep it potted and move it indoors when cold weather threatens. Flowers are white, pink and yellow. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

History:

Elettaria cardamomum is native to tropical Asia.

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