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Alpinia Purpurata, Red Ginger - Plant

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Alpinias are very showy and fragrant flowers, which are botanically an inflorescence forming a gigantic ball of flowers.

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Alpinia Purpurata, Red Ginger Plant
 
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Description for Alpinia Purpurata, Red Ginger

Plant height: 1.5 - 3 inches (3 - 8 cm)
Plant spread: 4 - 8 inches (10 - 21 cm)

The aplinia genus contains a number of lovely ornamental plants that you ve probably seen in high-end flower arrangements. They flower with upright cones of bright red or pink flowers on large stalks, and their leaves are frequently fragrant when crushed. Alpinia plant does not produce flowers for the first 3 years, but when they grow, they show huge football sized flowers, blooming all year around.

Common name(s): Red Ginger.
Flower colours: Red
Bloom time: All year round.
Max reachable height: Upto 12 feet.
Difficulty to grow: Easy.

Planting and care

Gingers are grown from an underground rhizome. Best planting season is the rainy season. Gingers are planted in the pot or bed.

Sunlight: Dappled light.
Soil: Not very picky about potting soil.
Water: Grown under proper conditions, they need a steady, year-round supply of water.
Temperature: They can survive temperatures down to 50F.
Fertilizer: Feed with a weak liquid fertilizer throughout the growing season. Coated slow-release fertilizer pellets also work well.

Caring for Alpinia Purpurata

    Although they are not especially picky about their soil, it s not uncommon for the plants to experience a mild magnesium deficiency. In this case, supply them with a pinch or two Epsom salts every month or so to keep the leaves green and healthy.

Harvesting

All year round.

Typical uses of Alpinia Purpurata

Special features: This very popular ginger composed of layers of cerise bracts and is used in the cut flower industry around the world.

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: Red ginger is a very useful and perennial with diverse forms. With its long, attractive red flower bracts and lush green leaves, it works well in tropical-theme landscapes. It is useful as a tall informal hedge or screen.

Medicinal use: NA

References

    http://houseplants.about.com/od/Tropicals/p/Alpinia-Growing-Ornamental-Ginger-Indoors.htm

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5 / 5 teju chodey 28 November 2019
Plant received in good packing, but is not similar as shown in web site.
4 / 5 jagan 28 November 2019
Excellent proctus collection
5 / 5 Jolly Joy Monteroyo 26 November 2019
I have ordered twice now from online plants and both orders have been more than what I expected
5 / 5 GAURAV MEHRA 21 November 2019
Absolutely superb in every way
4 / 5 Alka Devi 20 November 2019
Does the plant need regular trimming?

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