Cinnamon Plant

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Please note: We accept orders for plants year round, however we only ship/deliver plants from September throught to April.

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum Verum)

A true collector's dream and very limited stock availability! 

Once upon a time Cinnamon was worth more than gold! In Egypt it was sought for embalming and religious practices. In medieval Europe  it was used for religious rites and as a flavouring. Later it was the most profitable spice in the Dutch East India Trading Company. 

Cinnamon, also called Ceylon cinnamon, is a bushy evergreen tree of the laurel family (Lauraceae) and the spice derived from its bark. The spice consists of the dried inner bark and has a delicately fragrant aroma and a warm sweet flavour.

Cinnamon is used as flavoring in a variety of foods, from confections to curries to beverages, and is popular in bakery goods. The essential oil distilled from its bark fragments is used in food, liqueur, perfume, and drugs.

Seed grown and well established plants. Very rarely seen in NZ about 3+ years old. 

Plant Care

  • Soil: Cinnamon prefers well-drained, fertile soils rich in organic matter. It thrives in slightly acidic to neutral pH levels. If growing in a pot or an area with poor soil, adding compost or well-rotted manure can improve soil fertility and structure.
  • Watering: Consistent moisture is crucial for cinnamon, especially during its active growth period in warmer months. However, the soil should not be waterlogged. Ensure good drainage to prevent root rot.
  • Temperature: Cinnamon trees are native to a tropical climate and require warm temperatures, ideally between 20°C and 30°C. They can tolerate mild, brief drops in temperature but generally should not be exposed to frost.
  • Light: Prefers partial shade to full sun. In hotter climates, some afternoon shade can help protect the tree from excessive heat, which can stress the plant.
  • Fertilising: Use a balanced NPK fertilizer during the growing season to encourage healthy growth. Fertilize every three to four months, depending on the tree’s growth and the soil's fertility.
  • Pruning: Pruning is not generally required for cinnamon trees except to remove any dead or diseased branches. Light pruning can be done to maintain the desired shape and size, especially for trees grown for ornamental purposes.
  • Mulching: Applying organic mulch around the base of the tree helps retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and provide nutrients as it decomposes. Keep the mulch a few inches away from the trunk to prevent moisture-related diseases.
  • Pest Control: Monitor for common pests such as aphids and spider mites. Treat with neem oil or appropriate organic insecticides if pests become a problem. Good plant care and hygiene help prevent most pest and disease issues.
  • Flowering and Fruiting: Cinnamon trees are grown primarily for their bark and leaves rather than for their flowers or fruit. The tree may flower and produce small, dark purple fruits, but these are generally not the focus of cultivation.
  • Potting: Cinnamon can be grown in pots if space is limited or if it needs to be moved indoors in cooler climates. Ensure the pot is large enough to accommodate the root system and has good drainage holes.
  • Feeding Regime: In addition to regular NPK fertilization, applying a layer of compost or well-rotted manure around the base of the tree in the spring can provide a slow-release nutrient boost that supports growth throughout the season.

We ship our plants and garden supplies throughout New Zealand. Due to the increased costs of shipping and packaging, we now apply a minimal delivery charge. After offering free shipping for three consecutive years, we find it necessary to adjust this policy to align with current market conditions. However, we have lowered our prices to help offset this change.

Please note, we do not ship plants or garden supplies internationally from New Zealand. We do export plants and tissue culture materials from our overseas nursery, which requires a minimum order. Please contact us at to discuss your specific requirements.

Shipping (per plant)
Auckland & Northland: $20
Rest of North Island: $25
South Island: $35
Rural Address: Additional $5

Shipping Garden Supplies
Auckland & Northland: $10
Rest of North Island: $15
South Island: $20
Rural Address: Additional $5


  • Our plants are available for shipment throughout the year, depending on stock levels. Typical delivery times range from 5 to 7 business days, although they can take up to 10 business days depending on the destination.
  • We take extra care in packaging; most of our plants are secured in bespoke inserts and shipped in individual boxes to ensure they arrive undamaged.
  • Deliveries are scheduled once a week, typically on Monday. If you place your order over the weekend, we aim to dispatch your plants on the following Monday. This scheduling allows our team to prepare your order thoroughly and ensures the courier has sufficient time to deliver your plants safely, avoiding any unnecessary delays over the weekend.
  • All orders are shipped via courier track and trace service (not signature required)
  • We cannot deliver to PO Box addresses.
  • If you have a rural address, please contact us beforehand to discuss the best delivery options and avoid any potential issues.

Additional Delivery Information

  • We dispatch our plants year-round, as most are shipped with soil. During the winter months, we closely monitor weather conditions and may temporarily delay shipments if the weather is particularly severe. Our packing process includes adding insulation when necessary to protect the plants against temperature extremes.
  • In summer, we ensure that plants are thoroughly watered before they leave our nursery. Occasionally, we may need to ship plants bare-rooted, particularly when they cannot be comfortably re-potted into smaller packaging for shipping. We will always discuss this with you in advance if your plant needs to be shipped in this manner.
  • It's important to note that shipping can be a stressful experience for plants, often due to spending several days in a dark, confined space. While most plants withstand this with little to no stress, some may experience leaf drop. However, they generally recover quickly with some additional care, including proper watering and gradual reintroduction to light after arrival.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Love this plant and packaging

Thanks so much for the fantastic packaging. Plant looks really big and really healthy

Cinnamon Plant

I have always wanted a cinnamon plant and was excited to receive this and as my first order. Packaged well for safe travel. The plant itself came with a few insect holes and a little yellow leafed. But with TLC it has bounced back nicely.
Thank you!


My cinnamon plant arrived today. Well packaged, and looks very healthy.

Thank you

Carey Staunton

Hello. Thankyou for your delivery of the Papaya this week. Beautifully packaged. My only suggestion is that you attach a label or pamphet with botanic name and necessary growing conditions for your plants. Your plants are excellent quality but I need to know how to look after them to keep them that way. The cinnamon plant is struggling with the appearance of burnt new leaves even though it has never dried out and is in a protected area. Have a very Merry Christmas

Kim Phillips-Harvey

Nice healthy and superbly packaged plant. Only issue was some insect holes on a couple of leaves. Very happy.

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