How to grow Alpinia purpurata

Alpinia purpurata growing 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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Requirements for 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 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

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