The scientific name of the Ceylon cinnamon
cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume:
The original habitat of cinnamon trees:
Ceylon and Southwest India:
Botanical description of cinnamon trees (Ceylon cinnamon):
Ceylon cinnamon plant are small trees, about 10 meters high. The leaves are oval to oblong with three clear veins.
As for the flowers, they are small, found in a greenish-yellow cluster inflorescence.
The fruits are pulpy (grape), which turns into a violet color when fully ripe.
Ceylon cinnamon plant propagation
Ceylon cinnamon plantare propagated by planting seeds that are planted in planting holes or wooden planting boxes that contain the appropriate environment consisting of peat moss + silt + sand in a ratio of 2: 1: 1. The seeds are well cared for.
After germination and the appearance of real leaves, the plants are separated into pots or planting bags until they reach the appropriate length of about 30-40 cm, where the plants are rotated in larger pots or planting bags, and so on until they are planted in permanent land.
Ceylon cinnamon plant water needs
plant water needs
need moderate watering without drowning or thirst. Watering is done according to the trees’ need for watering, which depends on the nature of the soil and the environmental conditions in the area where it is planted.
It is also necessary to take into account the high air temperature and the increase in the intensity of the winds, which lead to the trees’ need for irrigation, as this leads to an increase in the speed of transpiration and dryness of the soil, which necessitates the irrigation process.
Ceylon cinnamon plant fertilizer
Ceylon cinnamon plant when planted as ornamental trees, need mineral (chemical) fertilization neutral NPK 19: 19: 19 of the major elements nitrogen – phosphorus – potassium at a rate of 400 g / tree age 5-7 years.
The addition will be done in two processes, the first during the month of March and the second during the month of August.
Ceylon cinnamon plant sunlight
Cinnamon trees (Ceylon cinnamon plant) are grown in sunny, well-lit places, as light is very important for the trees to grow well and excellently.
As the light is important for the process of photosynthesis in which the plant uses the energy that the plant derives from the light connected to the mechanism in the representation of carbon dioxide + water in the construction of carbohydrates, from which the rest of the other nutrients that the plant needs are created to complete its life and grow well.
Ceylon cinnamon plant suitable soil
Cinnamon trees (Ceylon cinnamon plant) must be grown in fertile, well-drained soil free of salts, as cinnamon trees (Ceylon cinnamon plant) are very sensitive to salinity, whether soil salinity or irrigation water salinity.
Cinnamon trees (Ceylon cinnamon plant) should also be planted in a soil that is neutral in acidity and alkalinity, where the soil PH should be between 5.5 – 6.5 approximately.:
Ceylon cinnamon plant gardining in home
Cinnamon trees (Ceylon cinnamon plant) can be grown as ornamental trees in home gardens, as they are beautiful trees and beautiful flowers, in addition to extracting cinnamon powder that is beneficial to health.
Uses of cinnamon trees (Ceylon cinnamon plant):
1- Cinnamon trees (Ceylon cinnamon plant) are among the ornamental trees due to the beauty of the trees that are planted in home gardens, gardens and public parks.
2- Cinnamon (cinnamon powder) is extracted from the bark of trees, which is used as an important spice in the home kitchen.
3- An aromatic volatile oil is also extracted from it, which is carminative, antispasmodic, and stimulant. It is useful in treating typhoid fever. This is in folk medicine.
4- It is extracted from the bark after grinding it as a drink known in folk medicine as a Chinese house, as it is useful in treating colds and influenza, as it is a killer of the viruses that cause it, and it is also useful in treating nausea and colic and as a carminative.