Alpinia Purpurata, Pink Ginger - Plant
Description for Alpinia Purpurata, Pink Ginger
Red ginger can grow tall up to 8 feet, and it has a spectacular flower spike. The small, inconspicuous, tubular, white flowers emerge from between colorful floral bracts on terminal flower spikes. Young plantlets emerge from the base of the old inflorescences and can take root if they touch the ground. The flowers are occasionally followed by rounded seed capsules.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Red ginger, ostrich plume, jungle queen, and pink cone ginger||White. The much more conspicuous floral bracts are Pink||Alpinia plant does not produce flowers for the few years, but when they grow, blooms all year around.||8 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
It prefers partial shade and moist humid conditions, although it can tolerate full sun in some climates.
|Partial sun||Rich, well-drained soil||Make sure its soil constantly moist. Do not let the potting soil dry out.||Above 41 degrees F||Fertilize monthly with a high-nitrogen liquid fertilizer.|
Caring for Alpinia Purpurata
- If you live in a colder area, bring your red ginger into an indoor garden during the winter.
- Do not let red ginger experience temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit for long periods of time.
- Prune it often.
Typical uses of Alpinia Purpurata
Ornamental use: The plants are used for an ornamental purpose.
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