Indian Bay Leaf
Cinnamon is a small evergreen tree with aromatic bark of approximately 6 meters to 8 meters in height.
The leaves are ovate-oblong in shape and 3–7 inches long. The flowers, which are arranged in panicles, have a greenish color and a distinct odor. The fruit is a purple 1-cm drupe containing a single seed.
They are first harvested at 3 years old, and continue producing well for 40-50 years.
Cinnamon is suitable for a wide variety of climatic conditions. It thrives well at an altitude of about 1,000 m and a yearly rainfall of 200–250 cm is suitable for cinnamon cultivation. Cinnamon requires a hot and humid climate and an average temperature of 27°C are ideal for its cultivation
Cinnamon can be grown well in average, slightly acidic (with a soil pH of 4.5 to 5.5), moist, well-drained soils in full sun to partly shady conditions. Sandy or lateritic soils with high humus are best suited for this crop. Red dark brown soils free from rock gravel are also good for Cinnamon plants
Cassia javanica is used for borders, ornamental landscaping and as avenue plants.