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Alpinia Purpurata Variegated - Plant

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Red Ginger are native Malaysian plants with showy flowers on long brightly colored red bracts.
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Description for Alpinia Purpurata Variegated

The aplinia genus contains a number of lovely ornamental plants that you have 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. Leaves oblong, shiny green. Inflorescences terminal on leafy shoots, unbranched (occasionally branched in cultivated forms), basically cylindrical.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Red Ginger White. The much more conspicuous floral bracts are red, pink, or white All year round Up to 12 feet Easy

Planting and care

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun, Semi-Shade Not very picky about potting soil. Grown under proper conditions, they need a steady, year-round supply of water. They can survive temperatures down to 50 degrees F to 73 degrees F. Feed with a weak liquid fertilizer throughout the growing season. Coated slow-release fertilizer pellets also work well.

Caring for Alpinia Purpurata Variegated

  • Although they are not especially picky about their soil, it is 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.
  • Remove spent flowering shoots and yellowing foliage.

Typical uses of Alpinia Purpurata Variegated

Special features:

Culinary use: NA

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.

Medicinal use: NA

References

  • http://houseplants.about.com/od/Tropicals/p/Alpinia-Growing-Ornamental-Ginger-Indoors.htm
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Red%20Ginger.html
  • http://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/4377

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5 / 5 Nishi Saxena 30 August 2017
Tried my self 90% germination rate.Go for it
5 / 5 Joshi Prisy 04 March 2017
Very good plant, very impressive packing, 2-3 leaves were dried. But will give 5 star
5 / 5 Ashwini 08 February 2017
Is it suitable for office premises with no fresh air space
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