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

Thursday, 07 November 2019

I Bought this product and received quickly .Quality wise awesome

Vishu gunda

Thursday, 07 November 2019

Very nice plant ...n very neatly packed


Thursday, 07 November 2019

I had ordered this plant...I m very much satisfied with Nurserylive.... :)

Ashish Bhujbal

Saturday, 02 November 2019

Very nice plant ...n very neatly packed

Ramya Lakshmipathy

Monday, 28 October 2019

Very much happy with the product and service. On time delivery with product being in perfect condition.

Anuj Yadav

Monday, 21 October 2019

what are the dimensions of the pot?

Dilip Dhariwal

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

IS this, an indoor plant ????

Kshitij Raj

Sunday, 06 October 2019

Absolutely superb in every way


Tuesday, 01 October 2019

How old is the plant you have shown..?


Tuesday, 01 October 2019

?Is it real plant or artificial ???

Shaalu Shaalu

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Plant is in very good condition.....Vase is good ..... Packaging is ok..... Jelly balls were broken....


Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Ideal plant for green gift

Swarnika Raghu

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Absolutely superb in every way

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Monday, 18 June 2018

This plants collection is awesome!!! I would recommend it to everyone.

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Monday, 11 June 2018

Is the item durable?

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Friday, 08 June 2018

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Shakil Anwar

Saturday, 26 May 2018

I put some water in this plant everyday and they grow like mad!

Roopam Shahi

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

This plant can be grown anywhere in the house in?indirect sunlight.

Rasika Srivastava

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Plants are awesome.. the quality is just fantastic. .....I gifted it to my mom on her anniversary

Santhosh Santy

Monday, 07 May 2018

What a great experience from start to finish.

Ankit sharma

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

This plant initially takes time to grow.

Himani Joshi

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Excellent plant. needs quite a bit of care though

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Monday, 03 July 2017

Bit price is high but it s amazing plant, sun is not required only lighting is enough at any conditions even room light is enough for this plant.

Camille Severac

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

This plants collection is awesome!!! I would recommend it to everyone.

Krish Aman

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Appealing, elegant and easy to grow plant.

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Sunday, 05 February 2017

"I can t wait to bulk purchase again.

Jeremy Cabral

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Attractive plants for pot culture

Gaurav Narwania

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

?How many years will it live?

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Monday, 16 January 2017

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