How to grow Alpinia zerumbet

Alpinia zerumbet grow and care – 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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How to grow 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:
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Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Phyllosticta zingiberi, Rhizome Flies

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Infected leaves

Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 3-10 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

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

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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Yes

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer

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

Edible leaves

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

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Alpinia zerumbet

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