Spice-Bay Rum (Pimenta Racemosa), 10"

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  • A highly aromatic relative of the more common bay leaf plant, Pimenta Racemosa, also known as West Indian bay leaf, produces edible spiced leaves that have hints of clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice. The scent is identical to Bay Rum cologne--which was traditionally a distillation of the leaves. The leaves can be used in cooking, as a bug repellant, and as an air freshener. Note that other parts of the plant, including the black berries it produces, are toxic and shouldn't be ingested. 

    A slow-growing tree, this one will prefer to be outdoors for summer and then brought to a sunny spot indoors for the cooler months.

    Bright light
    Water when top 2-3" of soil is beginning to feel dry; approx. 2-3 times per week
    Tropical soil with perlite
    Toxic to cats and dogs