How to grow Alpinia purpurata

Alpinia purpurata grow and care – herbaceous geophyte of the genus Alpinia also known as Red ginger, Alpinia purpurata perennial evergreen used as ornamental fragrant cut flower plant, can grow in tropics, mediterranean or subtropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 11+.

Leaves color green linear shape the structure emerged on stem in round growth.

Alpinia purpurata red ginger flower

Flower fragrant color red or pink flower grow in the end of the stems in hive shape

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How to grow Alpinia purpurata growing and care:

Frost free, humidity, moist, slightly acid, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Phyllosticta zingiberi, Rhizome Flies

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
0.5-1.4 m, 1.7, 2.4 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Almost full sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Red or pink fragrant flower grow in the end of the stems in hive shape

Scientific name:

Alpinia purpurata

How to grow Alpinia purpurata

Growing Alpinia purpurata plant

Alpinia purpurata flower

Alpinia purpurata


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Red flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Fragrance
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13

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