Calamus, whose full name is Acorus Calamus and commonly known as Sweet Flag, Sweet Grass, or Sweet Root, is a green color plant, originally from China and the Himalayas. It is used as a spice and can be used as medicine as well. Especially in treating erupted skin.
Calamus is used as a sedative to treat joint pain and heart strokes. Some people use it to chew to remove tobacco’s smell, but children like to chew it like candy. It was heavily used by fragrance manufacturers and in the production of liqueurs, tonics, and beer. As being a plant, it is also prone to go bad under certain circumstances.
How to Store Calamus (Sweet Flag)
Calamus is a plan that you can store to preserve it from season to season. But as this plant grows in some certain environment and temperature, storing it is limited. As sweet flags can survive winter weather, you actually don’t need to take much of them to store.
Although in some conditions, for example, if you need to dig and take this plant to any other place, it needs some precautions.
Calamus or sweet flag can remain at room temperature, so like some plants which can only survive in warm or cold temperature, the sweet flag can live in normal room temperature. Thus not required any special care.
Everything needs water, so do sweet plants. To make it fresh and energetic, it should be hydrated. But as the weather changes, you should also take care of moisture control. Because in winter it could be over hydrated and in summer it may be under-hydrated, which can eventually spoil the plant.
Keep in Sunlight
This plant needs sunlight for it to be nourished. As photosynthesis process takes place under sunlight; and this process is very important for this plant.
Please make sure the place where you keep them is airy, ventilated, and not suffocated. Air is an important factor for its growth and nourishment.
Do not Freeze it
It was noticed that few people think that it can be frozen to make it long last, but the truth is, you do not have to freeze it because it can survive almost every weather. Freezing the plant will destroy its nature, thus can not be used anymore.
Can You Freeze Calamus (Sweet Flag)
The simple answer is No; you can not freeze sweet flag. The reason for that is, people usually freeze anything to preserve it for a long period. But the sweet plant does not need any special care to keep it for a long time; the reason is that it can sustain in every temperature and under any weather condition.
On the other hand, in the winter season, this plant can also survive the freezing temperature. And even if it freezes, but its roots are submerged in water, it can live and does not get spoiled very easily.
How Long Does Calamus (Sweet Flag) Last
Talking about its life, which totally depends on the environment where it is kept. Normally it can survive every weather. But the important thing to take care of it is its hydration. A hydrated plant is less prone to damage.
In summer or hot temperature areas, it can last if you take care of water. The water level of the sweet flag needs to be checked every time. If you see its soil is drying without further ado, give them water and keep it hydrated. If the soil is dried and the weather is hot, the plant will die in a couple of days.
In winters, water does not evaporate very fast compared to in summers, so the soil remains moist for a longer period. But still, you have to take care of the water level. Because whether it is summer or winter or any climate condition, the most important thing which can make it last longer is water level. If you take care of it properly, it can last for 365 days.
How To Tell If Calamus (Sweet Flag) Is Bad
For anything in the world, there is a limit and time period to stay alive. For plants, the most important role that play is temperature and moisture. As calamus can withstand all types of weather conditions, it still can get bad under some circumstances.
Few are the indications by which you can understand that your plant is in good health or going to be bad soon or it already has spoiled;
- Leaves’ texture: The leaves of the calamus are hard and in erect form, but if the plant is spoiled or going to be spoiled due to hydration, the leaves get wilted, and its erections go flaccid.
- Color: Stem and leaves normally are in green color, but when it gets damaged, the color changes from green to pale yellow. This is an indication of dehydration.