Convenient Cinnamon: 6 Important Uses of Cinnamon For Your Plants

Convenient Cinnamon: 6 Important Uses of Cinnamon For Your Plants


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Who doesn’t have the urge to search for cheap alternative materials that we could use for everyday life? Surely, most of us do. Well, we found out that plain old kitchen cinnamon has many great uses for your plants. So spice things up and check these 6 of the best things cinnamon can do for your greeneries:


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1. Rooting hormone

See those chemical stuffs they sell for this purpose? Forget that. Just apply cinnamon powder onto your plants’ stems, when cutting.


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2. Prevent your seedling from “dampening off”.

Several fungi and soil conditions could cause your seedlings to die. The term “dampening off” just means those range of diseases that attack your plants either before or even after germination. The solution? Dust your soil with cinnamon powder!


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3. Ant deterrent

Luckily, ants do not love cinnamon like most of us do. It would not kill them, but they would surely stay away from those areas you lined up with cinnamon powder.


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4. Prevent wild mushroom’s growth

It’s not a happy task to pull wild mushrooms from your beautiful flower bed, right? Dust your mulch with cinnamon powder, and it would surely control the growth of these mushrooms.



5. Fix plant’s wounds

No matter how much we take care of our plants, accidental things would still happen. A slip of the weed whacker or even overzealous pruning could would a plant. Prevent fungal infection and promote fast healing by sprinkling cinnamon dust onto the plant’s wound.


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6. House plant savior

This helpful powder could get rid of your indoor plant’s molds and mildews. Simple task to do is just sprinkle cinnamon powder onto the soil.


With its cheap price and many uses, who’s going to hate cinnamon? How about you? Have you done any of these? 


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