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Clove, Lavang, Grampoo, Karayambu Plants

If you a gardening enthusiast looking to add a touch of spice to your landscape try growing the clove plant.

The clove tree with its dense evergreen foliage adds beauty to your garden as well as provide a very valuable spice which has multiple uses as a flavouring agent and a medicine.

The dried flower buds of clove are a much-valued spice.

The clove is a soothing agent for gum related (periodontal) issues.

  • Scientific name: Syzygium aromaticum
  • Propagation method: Seedling
  • Plant size: Medium
  • Supplier: Saphal Agro

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Clove is a versatile aromatic spice derived from the flower buds of the clove tree. Clove is a common ingredient in the masala (spices) used in Indian cooking.

It is also an attractive ornamental tree that can add beauty to your garden or landscape.

  • Common names: Clove, Laung, Lavang, Grampoo, Karayambu
  • Origin: Indonesia
  • Scientific name: Syzygium aromaticum
  • Botanical family: Myrtaceae
  • Edibility rating: 8/10
  • Medicinal Benefits: 8/10
  • Other uses: 6/10

There are several varieties of clove, Zanzibar variety being the most common.

Growing Clove

Clove trees are medium-sized, reaching up to 8-12 meters in height. Tropical climates with high humidity and rainfall with a temperature ranging between 20-30°C is required for growing clove.

It grows best at an altitude of 800 to 900 meters ASL. The tree requires fertile and well-drained loamy soil, which is slightly acidic, preferably on sloping terrain.

Clove tree require full sunlight for optimal growth and should be planted at a distance of 6-8 meters apart. While clove trees can be grown in containers, they may not give the best results, but is certainly an option when constrained in space.

The clove tree needs pruning to maintain the its shape and encourage new branches, which is needed for better flower bud production.Clove fruit is a small, oval-shaped berry, which is initially green in colour. When ripe, it turns to bright red. The clove fruit is just about an inch in size with a strong, sweet, and spicy flavour.

The clove is primarily used as a spice which are its dried flower buds. The fruit itself is not commonly consumed.

Clove health benefits

The clove is helpful in treating toothaches and gum diseases. Not surprisingly, clove is a prominent ingredient in herbal tooth paste.

Additionally, clove has been used to aid digestion and alleviate nausea. Biting clove can give some temporary relief while suffering from tooth-ache.

Other uses

Clove is a natural insect repellent. The strong aroma of cloves can help deter mosquitoes and other pests, making it a useful addition to your garden.


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