Alpinia Purpurata, Red Ginger - Plant

Alpinias are very showy and fragrant flowers, which are botanically an inflorescence forming a gigantic ball of flowers.
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1Alpinia Purpurata, Red Ginger - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Alpinia Purpurata

The aplinia genus contains a number of lovely ornamental plants that you ve probably seen in high-end flower arrangements. They flower with upright cones of bright red or pink flowers on large stalks, and their leaves are frequently fragrant when crushed.

Alpinia plant does not produce flowers for the first 3 years, but when they grow, they show huge football sized flowers, blooming all year around.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height7 inch (18 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Red Ginger.
Maximum Reachable Height Upto 12 feet.
Flower Colour Red
Bloom Time All year round.
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting and care

Although they are not especially picky about their soil, it s not uncommon for the plants to experience a mild magnesium deficiency. In this case, supply them with a pinch or two Epsom salts every month or so to keep the leaves green and healthy.

Alpinia Purpurata care

Gingers are grown from an underground rhizome. Best planting season is the rainy season. Gingers are planted in the pot or bed.

Sunlight Dappled light.
Watering Grown under proper conditions, they need a steady, year-round supply of water.
Soil Not very picky about potting soil.
Temperature They can survive temperatures down to 50F.
Fertilizer Feed with a weak liquid fertilizer throughout the growing season. Coated slow-release fertilizer pellets also work well.
Harvest Season All year round.

Alpinia Purpurata special feature

This very popular ginger composed of layers of cerise bracts and is used in the cut flower industry around the world.

Alpinia Purpurata uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Red ginger is a very useful and perennial with diverse forms
  • With its long, attractive red flower bracts and lush green leaves, it works well in tropical-theme landscapes
  • It is useful as a tall informal hedge or screen

Frequently Asked Questions

How to plant Alpinia purpurata?

Light: Ginger flowers thrive in bright locations with some direct sun. Red ginger makes a stunning floor plant in front of a sunny window. Turn the pot each week to give each side equal light exposure. Water: Water generously throughout the growing season, keeping the soil evenly moist. Water sparingly after flowering is finished. Yellow leaves are usually a sign of overwatering. Humidity: Give tropical Alpinia purpurata as high humidity as you can indoors -- 50% relative humidity is ideal. It's a good idea to use a cool-mist room humidifier near the plant, if the air is dry. Soil: Good-quality, all-purpose potting mix

Are Alpinia indoor plants?

you can plant Alpinia indoor and outdoor also

Where to plant Alpinia?

You can plant Alpinia indoor and outdoor also


Monday, 16 March 2020

This is one of my favorite plants.


Tuesday, 03 March 2020

This is easy to grow with low maintenance requirements

Priyanka Frances Pereira

Monday, 24 February 2020

Does best in rich, well-draining soil.

Venumadhav Reddy
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