Sowing of cinnamomum zeylanicum
Question: sowing of cinnamomum zeylanicum
I recently received as a gift the seeds of the cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, precisely, I would like to know what are the procedures for sowing and cultivating this essence.
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Answer: sowing of cinnamomum zeylanicum
Hi Mariella and welcome to our website, the site that dedicates a space to readers' questions with plant and gardening experts ready to answer their questions.
Cinnamon is a plant widely used by man as a spice and native to tropical areas, where it finds the ideal temperatures and humidity for its growth. Belonging to the Lauraceae family, cinnamon is also known as Cinnamon zeylanicum and is a sapling that reaches 10-15 meters in height. Cinnamon leaves are reddish when young and turn reddish as they age, they are leathery and ovate-oblong in shape.
The flowers of this plant are white and bloom numerous and small during flowering, then producing a purple berry as a fruit, with only one seed inside.
The ideal soil for growing cinnamon is loose, without water stagnation and with a good amount of organic substance and the plant must be placed in sunny or partial shade.
If you want to grow a cinnamon plant directly from the seed, which is not too complicated because the seeds germinate with a certain ease, it is advisable to sow in the spring and to cultivate the plant in pots, in such a way as to be able to repair it inside the house and apartment in the coldest periods of winter. When the cinnamon plant has become large, it is advisable instead to no longer bring it inside the house but to leave it outside, sheltered in a cold greenhouse.
Once the cinnamon plant born from seed has grown it will not need a lot of care except for some cleaning pruning aimed at eliminating dry branches or broken branches and frequent watering during the summer period.