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Kaempferia galanga (Violet) - Bulb

Kaempferia galanga (Violet) - Bulb
This plant belongs to the ginger family, and one of four plants called galangal.
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Description for Kaempferia galanga (Violet)

These are rhizomes in actual and the plant's thick rounded leaves lay flat on the ground. Flowering may last over a two month. The inflorescence is composed of 4 to 12, white tubular flowers. The plants go dormant in winter.

Common name(s): Kencur, aromatic ginger, sand ginger, cutcherry, resurrection lily, galangal, chandramula
Flower colours: White, Violet
Bloom time: Summer
Max reacahble height: Up to 8 inches
Difficulty to grow:: Medium

Planting and care

It is a plant of the moister tropics with a distinct dry season, it prefers a humid climate and a minimum temperature that seldom falls below about 18 degrees C. Prefers a position in the shade. It generally prefers a position in partial shade, growing best in a moist, well-drained, fertile, humus-rich soil.

Sunlight: Dappled sun, Partial sunlight
Soil: Fertile well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 18 to 24 degrees C
Fertilizer: Prefer an organic fertilizer

Caring for Kaempferia galanga

  • Water fairly dry during winter.
  • Water often for other stages of a plant life.
  • Wait for planting until your soil is warm.

Harvesting

Not defined

Typical uses of Kaempferia galanga

Special features: Edible

Culinary use: The plant is used as an herb in cooking in Thai cuisine. Dried or fresh rhizomes are used in Asian cuisine as a spice as they are aromatic.

Ornamental use: It looks beautiful under the big trees.

Medicinal use: It contains essential oils.

References

  • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-250781
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Aromatic%20Ginger.html
  • https://myfolia.com/plants/43635-galanga-kaempferia-galanga

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