Plant Care Green Cardamom

Green Cardamom

About Green Cardamom

Green cardamom, the most commonly used cardamom is a plant in the ginger family. Its seeds and pods are used to flavor dishes and drinks.

Taxonomy

Elettaria cardamomum
Elettaria
Zingiberaceae
Zingiberales

Also known as

True Cardamom

How to care for Green Cardamom

💦 Water

How often to water your Green Cardamom

Water needs for Green Cardamom
0.5 cups
every 9

Green Cardamom needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Green Cardamom

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Green Cardamom in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Green Cardamom: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Green Cardamom may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Green Cardamom in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Green Cardamom

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Green Cardamom: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Green Cardamom after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Green Cardamom can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Green Cardamom →

Common Green Cardamom Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Green Cardamom prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Green Cardamom Water Frequency →

Green Cardamom Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Green Cardamom may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Green Cardamom Light Requirements →

Green Cardamom Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Green Cardamom can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Green Cardamom Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Green Cardamom

Green Cardamom

Green Cardamom


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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