Enjoy and spread fragrance by growing a excellent Alpinia plant which have very showy and fragrant flowers.
||Alpinia Purpurata, Red Ginger - Plant
||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Aplinia is a tall, upright, herbaceous, evergreen plant in Zingiberaceae family. Leafy cane like stems arise from rhizomes. The rhizomes spread laterally in thick clusters, producing aerial shoots. The inflorescence is a compact spike with a cluster of bracts overlapping to form a funnel shape.
||7 inch (18 cm)
||6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Red Ginger,Ornamental Ginger
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Upto 12 feet.
||All year round.
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 careKeep the plant in natural indirect bright Light. Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when top soil (1-2inches) feels dry to touch. Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
||At least 3-6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day is ideal for plant.
Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
||The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.
||They can survive temperatures down to 50F.
||During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.
||All year round.
Alpinia Purpurata special feature
The showy red inflorescence is floral bracts and flowers are of white color.
Alpinia Purpurata uses
- It is useful as a tall informal hedge or screen also used as a shrub border in mass plantings or as a specimen plant