Cure Common Plant Ailments With Cinnamon

The smell of cinnamon in fresh baked cookies is irresistible. I use cinnamon in my daily turmeric tea. I usually think of cinnamon as a spice. However, it is an amazing garden helper too. Cinnamon benefits both indoor and outdoor plants. As spring begins and our thought turn to flowers and veggies buy a big bottle of cinnamon. You are going to need it. How are your indoor plants doing? This time of year we start to get those little tiny flies that drive me crazy. Cinnamon to the rescue. Check out these cinnamon uses for keeping your plants healthy.

House Plants

Cinnamon gets rid of mold and mildew in your plants. Sprinkle some cinnamon on the soil, and watch your plants flourish. Gnat problem? Not a problem. Cinnamon gets rid of gnats in seedlings and houseplants and keeps them away.


The gardening term “dampening off” covers an array of diseases that attack your little seeds and lead to their demise.  Dampening off can be caused by several different fungi and soil conditions. Cinnamon, is a proven fungus fighter. Dusting your fresh soil with cinnamon can prevent the seeds from dampening off. You’re helping the little seeds flourish in their new environment.

Wild Mushrooms

Mushrooms don’t like cinnamon. Instead of spending a spring afternoon picking annoying wild mushrooms from your garden, give them a little cinnamon dusting and watch them disappear!

Rooting Hormone

Rooting hormone stimulates root growth. Trying to remove chemicals from your household? Easy. Stop buying chemical rooting hormones, just apply cinnamon to the stem when you plant the cutting!

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