Now is the time of year that areas of the Northern Hemisphere experiencing distinct seasons bring plants indoors. It’s also a traditional time of year for many Westerners to love the taste – and fragrance – of cinnamon. Yum! But cinnamon in its natural environment isn’t just available at Christmastime. In fact, it’s a semi-tropical plant, though technically an evergreen.
If you’re a cinnamon lover, did you know that you can actually grow this seasonal, delicious spice in your own home or apartment? Cinnamon grows quite large – between 3 and 8 feet tall (indoors, it usually grows 4-5 feet) – but yes, you can grow a single plant in a pot indoors and enjoy this wonderful spice all year long. It requires patience – you won’t be able to use the spice of this plant until its second year – but in the meantime, it makes a lovely ornamental.Here's how to grow your own cinnamon tree indoors:
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