Galangal growing herbaceous of the genus Alpinia also known as Lesser galangal, Galangal perennial root with annual stem, grow as deciduous plant and also used as ornamental fragrant medical plant, grow in tropic, subtropical, temperate, mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 8+.
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.
Rhizome edible the color of the peel is brown the inner is yellow the taste is spicy.
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Requirements for Galangal 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?
0.7-1.2 m, 2.2-4 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 flower with pink edge, the flower grow in the end of the stems.
Pollination is done by:
Bees, birds, butterfly
Information about Ginger rhizome:
Rhizome edible the color of the peel is brown the inner is yellow the taste is spicy
When to pull up Ginger rhizome:
Autumn / Winter
Uses of Galangal rhizome:
Eat raw, spices, beverage, stir fry, cooked