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Alpinia Purpurata Variegated – Plant – APV-681370

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Red Ginger are native Malaysian plants with showy flowers on long brightly colored red bracts.

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Alpinia Purpurata Variegated – Plant

5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

The aplinia genus contains a number of lovely ornamental plants that you have probably seen in high-end flower arrangements. They flower with upright cones of bright red or pink flowers on large stalks, and their leaves are frequently fragrant when crushed. Alpinia plant does not produce flowers for the first 3 years, but when they grow, they show huge football sized flowers, blooming all year around. Leaves oblong, shiny green. Inflorescences terminal on leafy shoots, unbranched (occasionally branched in cultivated forms), basically cylindrical.Plant Specifications

Plant Height
13 inch (33 cm)

Plant Spread
9 inch (23 cm)

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%

Common Name
Red Ginger

Maximum Reachable Height
Up to 12 feet

Flower Colour
White. The much more conspicuous floral bracts are red, pink, or white

Bloom Time
All year round

Difficulty Level

Planting and careAlthough they are not especially picky about their soil, it is not uncommon for the plants to experience a mild magnesium deficiency. In this case, supply them with a pinch or two Epsom salts every month or so to keep the leaves green and healthy. Remove spent flowering shoots and yellowing foliage. Alpinia Purpurata Variegated care
Gingers are grown from an underground rhizome. Best planting season is the rainy season. Gingers are planted in the pot or bed.

Full Sun, Semi-Shade

Grown under proper conditions, they need a steady, year-round supply of water.

Not very picky about potting soil.

They can survive temperatures down to 50 degrees F to 73 degrees F.

Feed with a weak liquid fertilizer throughout the growing season. Coated slow-release fertilizer pellets also work well.

Harvest Season
All year round.

Alpinia Purpurata Variegated special feature
This very popular ginger composed of layers of cerise bracts and is used in the cut flower industry around the world.
Alpinia Purpurata Variegated uses

Ornamental Use:

Red ginger is a very useful and perennial with diverse forms
With its long, attractive red flower bracts and lush green leaves, it works well in tropical-theme landscapes
It is useful as a tall informal hedge or screen

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