Alpinia Purpurata Variegated - Plant
Description for Alpinia Purpurata Variegated
The aplinia genus contains a number of lovely ornamental plants that you have 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. Leaves oblong, shiny green. Inflorescences terminal on leafy shoots, unbranched (occasionally branched in cultivated forms), basically cylindrical.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Red Ginger||White. The much more conspicuous floral bracts are red, pink, or white||All year round||Up to 12 feet||Easy|
Planting and care
|Full Sun, Semi-Shade||Not very picky about potting soil.||Grown under proper conditions, they need a steady, year-round supply of water.||They can survive temperatures down to 50 degrees F to 73 degrees F.||Feed with a weak liquid fertilizer throughout the growing season. Coated slow-release fertilizer pellets also work well.|
Caring for Alpinia Purpurata Variegated
- Although they are not especially picky about their soil, it is 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.
- Remove spent flowering shoots and yellowing foliage.
Typical uses of Alpinia Purpurata Variegated
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
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What garden lovers say ... ?
Tried my self 90% germination rate.Go for it
Very good plant, very impressive packing, 2-3 leaves were dried. But will give 5 star
Is it suitable for office premises with no fresh air space