False Cardamom (Alpinia mutica)

False Cardamom (Alpinia mutica)

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Despite the common name false cardamom, Alpinia mutica is a plant that will truly earn its place in your garden, your kitchen, and yes, your heart. This lush, green bundle of tropical euphoria will gently lure your senses with its aroma of cinnamon and citrus. ‘False’ varieties of cardamom are harvested for their leaves, not seeds as when you grow ‘true’ varieties of cardamom. Use Alpinia mutica leaves the same way you would use other cardamom plant varieties to spice up your life: The leaves add flavoring to warm teas, desserts, rice, fish, and more. 

Alpinia mutica will add a gentle wave of green to your garden. This plant prefers a warm, shady climate, where it can thrive without much fuss. It will thrive in warm, humid conditions that are similar to its swampy, native forest habitats in Southeast Asia.

Plant Type
Evergreen Perennial Herb

Harvest Season
Year-Round

Mature Size
Up to 3 ft

Soil & Moisture
Adaptable to a variety of soils, but will grow tall and dense in rich, moist soil

Light Requirements
Full Shade, Part Shade

Self-Fertile
Yes

Growth Rate
Fast

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 7-11 with frost protection while young; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation

4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Based on 2 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 1 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
100%would recommend this product
2 reviews
  • JL
    Jay L.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 5-10
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 months ago
    Highly recommended

    Incredibly fast growing (as long as you keep it watered), this plant has a delightful cardamom flavor. No pests, handles partial shade or full sun, capable of bouncing back from dry conditions as long as you get the water back on it. This is great in a chai tea.

  • T
    Troy
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    4 Stars

    Smaller than expected but arrived in good condition

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