Myristica insipida is an evergreen shrub or tree that can grow from 4 – 25 metres tall.
They need the shade of woodland, especially when young, though can often tolerate more open positions as they grow larger.
They usually succeed on a range of soil types.
Most species have a superficial root system and are best grown in positions sheltered from strong winds.
Plants can flower and produce fruit all year round.
Flowers are produced at the end of the branches.