Canela -  “Cinnamon Tree”

Light: Canela trees should be placed near a bright and sunny window. These trees prefer very bright to some direct sunlight. 

Water: When watering a cinnamon tree, water thoroughly and allow the top soil to dry down a few inches below the surface of the soil. On average, you should check your plant to see if it needs water weekly. A well draining soil is very important, as cinnamon trees’ roots do not like to be wet and will rot if allowed to sit in water for extended periods. If the soil is regularly too wet or soggy, it may ultimately kill the tree.

Environment: Canelas like a relatively humid climate and may brown around the edges if the air is too dry. Indoors, place them near a humidifier, group them with other humidity-loving plants, and/or set them on a pebble tray filled with water. Do not place it near a radiator or heating/air conditioning vent.

Toxicity:  Reported to be non-toxic, but is not considered edible.

Of Note:

  • Cinnamon trees grow very well in containers as long as you provide a large enough pot for root development and water is able to drain adequately. 
It is recommended that you fertilize monthly during the growing season in spring, summer, and fall, but not in the winter. It is important to follow the instructions for your specific fertilizer as to not burn or kill the tree’s root system.
*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.