417 East Maxwell Street,
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
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Elettaria cardamomum (cardamom)
A pungently aromatic herbaceous plant. The green seed pods are dried and the seeds inside are used in Indian and other Asian cuisines, either whole or in a ground form. Cardamom will flower and fruit only under tropical conditions. In sub-tropical or temperate regions it makes an attractive foliage plant in a warm greenhouse. The foliage is spear-shaped and aromatic. Can get as tall as 12' under ideal conditions. The houseplant prefers consistent moisture and a constant temperature around 72° F is best, as the plant will suffer at temperatures below 50° F. Avoid direct sunlight. USDA Zones 10-12.
Please note: Our online herb selection is NOT a live inventory--sizes and prices change (i.e. plants grow). We also may be sold out. Please visit or call for current availability. This item is not suitable to order as a gift. For our floral customers we suggest sending a kitchen herb garden.