Many of us probably have cinnamon powder in the house already for our consumption needs. Well, we found out that plain old kitchen cinnamon has many great uses for your plants.
Once you learn how to use cinnamon powder for plant health, you’ll think twice about grabbing harsh chemicals for your gardening needs.
Why Plants Love Cinnamon… 4 Uses of Cinnamon Powder for Your Plants
Cinnamon for Pests
One of the many uses of cinnamon is to keep pests under control. Whether you have ants in your garden or gnats flying around the seedling you are starting inside the house, a bit of cinnamon is all it takes to send them on their way. Just sprinkle a bit around plants or anywhere else you wish to stop ants and gnats in their tracks (1).
Fix plant’s wounds
Have you ever had an indoor or outdoor plant that begins to grow mold, sprout fungus or even mushrooms? Sprinkling cinnamon can stop all of these things! The spice has powerful anti-fungal properties and can help your plants stay fungus-free. Just a little will go a long way towards restoring plant health and giving fungus the boot (2).
Cinnamon as a Rooting Agent
Cinnamon as a rooting agent is as useful as hormone rooting powder. A single application to the stem when you plant the cutting will stimulate root growth in almost every plant variety.
Pour a spoonful onto a paper towel and roll damp stem ends in the cinnamon. Plant the stems in fresh potting soil. The cinnamon will encourage the stem to produce more stems, while helping to prevent the fungus that causes damping-off (3).
Cinnamon keeps pesky ants at bay! Lining your sliding glass door and walkways with cinnamon not only adds a nice fragrance to your home, but it repels ants and keeps them outdoors where they belong!