Indian Bay Leaf
Cinnamomum tamala is a moderate sized evergreen tree attaining a height of 8 m, and a girth of 150 cm.
Its leaves have a clove-like aroma with a hint of peppery taste; they are used for culinary and medicinal purposes. The leaves are Usually 4-5 inches long, very variable in breadth, rarely alternate, shining above, rarely elliptical and obtuse. Flowers are Tiny, greenish yellow, insignificant.
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
Cinnamon javanica is used landscape shrub or small tree.
Most prefer full sun. Most prosper in good, moderately fertile soil. And most require that the soil be well-drained so they get the moisture they need to grow but don’t suffer from wet feet.