Greater Galangal, Blue Ginger, Thai Ginger - Plant
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 name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Thai Ginger, siamese ginger, Greater Galangal||yellowish white||Late Summer||4 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||medium||-||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.
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What garden lovers say ... ?
This plant initially takes time to grow.
Excellent plant. needs quite a bit of care though
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.