Kaempferia galanga (Violet) - Bulb

This plant belongs to the ginger family, and one of four plants called galangal.
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About Kaempferia galanga

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 Kencur, aromatic ginger, sand ginger, cutcherry, resurrection lily, galangal, chandramula
Height Up to 8 inches
Flower Colour White, Violet
Bloom Time Summer
Difficulty Level Medium

Planting and care

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

Kaempferia galanga 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
Watering Medium
Soil Fertile well-drained soil
Temperature 18 to 24 degrees C
Fertilizer Prefer an organic fertilizer
Harvest Season Not defined

Kaempferia galanga special feature


Kaempferia galanga uses

Ornamental Use:

  • It looks beautiful under the big trees

Medicinal Use:

  • It contains essential oils

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do kaempferia galanga grow?

On average kaempferia galanga grows Up to 8 inches

What color are kaempferia galanga ?

A kaempferia galanga plant bears flowers of color White, Violet

How hard is kaempferia galanga to grow?

A kaempferia galanga is Medium

How much sunlight does a kaempferia galanga need?

A kaempferia galanga prefers Dappled sun, Partial sunlight

How much water does a kaempferia galanga need?

A kaempferia galanga prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a kaempferia galanga need?

Fertile well-drained soil

What temperature does a kaempferia galanga like?

18 to 24 degrees C

How should I fertilize my kaempferia galanga ?

Prefer an organic fertilizer


Monday, 20 January 2020

Vijayalakshmi Kesharwalaa

Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Perfect plant to bring contrast colours in your garden.

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