Plant Care True Cardamom

True Cardamom

About True 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.


Elettaria cardamomum

Also known as

Green Cardamom

How to care for True Cardamom


How often to water your True Cardamom

Water needs for True Cardamom
0.5 cups
every 9

True 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 True Cardamom

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Green Cardamom in your home

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

True 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 True Cardamom in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize True Cardamom

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for True 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 True Cardamom after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for True Cardamom

True Cardamom

True Cardamom

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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