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Greater Galangal, Blue Ginger, Thai Ginger - Plant

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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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Description for Greater Galangal, Blue Ginger, Thai Ginger

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.

Common nameFlower coloursBloom timeHeightDifficulty
Thai Ginger, siamese ginger, Greater Galangalyellowish white Late Summer4 feeteasy to grow

Planting and care

SunlightSoilWaterTemperatureFertilizer
Full Sun to Partial Shade well-drained soilmedium-Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Greater Galangal

    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.

Typical uses of Greater Galangal

Special features: Galangal is used as a tincture, a decoction or in powder form and as a medicine.

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.

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.

References

  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=%09Greater+Galangal&stpos=0&stype=AND
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpinia_galanga

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What garden lovers say ... ?

5 / 5 Himani Joshi 30 August 2017
This plant initially takes time to grow.
5 / 5 Kaarthi Dental Materials 20 August 2017
Excellent plant. needs quite a bit of care though
5 / 5 Camille Severac 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.
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