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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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Greater Galangal, Blue Ginger, Thai Ginger Plant

Description for Greater Galangal, Blue Ginger, Thai Ginger

Plant height: 3 - 6 inches
Plant spread:

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 name(s): Thai Ginger, siamese ginger, Greater Galangal
Flower colours: yellowish white
Bloom time: Late Summer
Max reachable height: 4 feet
Difficulty to grow: easy to grow

Planting and care

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: medium
Temperature: -
Fertilizer: 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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4 / 5 SHAISTA NAWAZ 28 June 2018
Plant is in very good condition.....Vase is good ..... Packaging is ok..... Jelly balls were broken....
4 / 5 Swarnika Raghu 20 June 2018
Ideal plant for green gift
5 / 5 saiteja vinnakota 19 June 2018
Absolutely superb in every way
5 / 5 Joshi Prisy 18 June 2018
This plants collection is awesome!!! I would recommend it to everyone.
5 / 5 Suman sharma 11 June 2018
Is the item durable?

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