Alpinia vittata growing herbaceous geophyte of the genus Alpinia also known as Red ginger, Alpinia vittata 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 with white linear shape the structure emerged on stem in round growth.
Alpinia vittata 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 vittata 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
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:
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:
General information about the flower
Red or pink fragrant flower grow in the end of the stems in hive shape