About Greater Galangal
Thai Ginger grows to a height of about 5 feet, the leaves being long, rather narrow blades, and the flowers, of curious formation, growing in a simple, terminal spike, the petals white, with deep-red veining distinguishing the lip-petal. The ranched pieces of rhizome are from 3.5-7.
5 cm in length, and seldom more than 2 cm thick.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Thai Ginger, siamese ginger, Greater Galangal|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||4 feet|
|Flower Colour ||yellowish white|
|Bloom Time || Late Summer|
|Difficulty Level ||easy to grow |
Planting and care
Dig a hole, then cover the rhizome with so soil. If you have excess galangal in the fridge, do not throw them away. You can grow them into exotic ginger plants with lovely foliage. If you like, you can harvest the rhizomes later for cooking.
Greater Galangal care
|Sunlight ||Full Sun to Partial Shade |
|Soil ||well-drained soil|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer |
Greater Galangal special feature
Galangal is used as a tincture, a decoction or in powder form and as a medicine.
Greater Galangal uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- It is a bitter herb that is used to promote digestion and stimulate appetite and production of digestive fluids
- The rhizome is a common ingredient in Thai curries and soups, where it is used fresh in chunks or cut into thin slices, mashed and mixed into curry paste
- Indonesian rendang is usually spiced with galangal
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Greater Galangal?
Greater Galangal is commonly known as Thai Ginger, siamese ginger, Greater Galangal
How tall do Greater Galangal grow?
On average Greater Galangal grows 4 feet
What color are Greater Galangal?
A Greater Galangal plant bears flowers of color yellowish white
When Greater Galangal blooms?
With enough light, Greater Galangal may produce yellowish white flowers in Late Summer
How hard is Greater Galangal to grow?
A Greater Galangal is easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Greater Galangal need?
A Greater Galangal prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade
How much water does a Greater Galangal need?
A Greater Galangal prefers watering medium
What kind of soil does a Greater Galangal need?
A Greater Galangal prefers well-drained soil
How often should I fertilize my Greater Galangal?
To encourage Greater Galangal growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Do we have to replant it when this will be get delivered to us at home?
Monday, 18 November 2019
Good growth and 90% germination
Thursday, 07 November 2019
How crazy that we all have plants on the mind.
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