Kaempferia Rotunda - Bulbs. Its flower emerges straight from the ground, even before the leaves appear.
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.
||Bhumi Champa, Indian Crocus, Peacock Ginger
||Up to 50cm
||Late Spring, Early Fall
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
- During severe winter it is best brought inside into a warm area
- In winter, cease watering and keep dry
Kaempferia Rotunda 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
||13 to 23
||Use any organic balanced fertilizer.
Kaempferia Rotunda special feature
Flower. Tightly rolled, the leaves resemble purple spikes.
Kaempferia Rotunda uses
- It is a ginger that is best suited to growing in a container and kept at table-top height