Kaempferia Rotunda - Bulbs
Description for Kaempferia Rotunda
It is native to Southeast Asia and a member of the ginger family. The blossoms arise from the rhizome one or two at a time, each lasts only two or three days, but the plant blooms for four to five weeks. The back of the leaf is purple, the front is green and patterned with silvery marks.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Bhumi Champa, Indian Crocus, Peacock Ginger||Lavender||Late Spring, Early Fall||Up to 50cm||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Plant in autumn. Plant 3 inches deep and provide 3 to 4 inches of spacing. The pointy part should face up. Add some coarse sand or fine gravel to the soil to help improve the drainage.
|Partial shade to full sun||Well-drained sandy loam||Moderate||13 to 23||Use any organic balanced fertilizer.|
Caring for Kaempferia Rotunda
- During severe winter it is best brought inside into a warm area.
- In winter, cease watering and keep dry.
Typical uses of Kaempferia Rotunda
Special features: Flower. Tightly rolled, the leaves resemble purple spikes.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: It is a ginger that is best suited to growing in a container and kept at table-top height.
Medicinal use: NA
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