Greater Galangal, Blue Ginger, Thai Ginger - Plant

Alpinia galanga is a plant in the ginger family, is an herb used in cooking, especially in Indonesian and Thai cuisines.
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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.

Plant Specifications

*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
Watering medium
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

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • It is a bitter herb that is used to promote digestion and stimulate appetite and production of digestive fluids

Culinary Use:

  • 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?

Dhanya VC

Monday, 18 November 2019

Good growth and 90% germination

Shakil Anwar

Thursday, 07 November 2019

How crazy that we all have plants on the mind.

Ashwani Ahluwalia
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