Alpinia zerumbet growing herbaceous of the genus Alpinia also known as Shell ginger, Alpinia zerumbet perennial deciduous (annual stem), also used as ornamental fragrant medical plant, grow in tropic, subtropical or mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 8+.
Leaves edible linear shape the structure emerged on stem in round growth, the stems also edible.
Alpinia zerumbet flower
Flower color white with pink edge with inner yellow the flower grow in the end of the stems.
Rhizome color of the peel is brown the inner is yellow.
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Requirements for Alpinia zerumbet growing and care:
Rich soil, moist, frost free
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Rhizome
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
Phyllosticta zingiberi, Rhizome Flies
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 3-10 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
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
White with pink edge with inner yellow the flower grow in the end of the stems
Pollination is done by:
Bees, birds, butterfly
Leaves harvesting season:
All year especially in the spring and autumn
How to harvest the leaves?
Better leaves of non-blooming stems
Information about leaves:
Leaves edible linear shape the structure emerged on stem in round growth, the stems also edible, flower color white with pink edge the flower grow in the end of the stems.
Uses of Alpinia zerumbet leaves:
Wraps leaves, herbal beverage