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Greater Galangal, Blue Ginger, Thai Ginger – Plant – GGB-923872


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Alpinia galanga is a plant in the ginger family, is an herb used in cooking, especially in Indonesian and Thai cuisines.
Thai Ginger grows to a height of about 5 feet, the leaves being long, rather narrow blades, and the flowers, of curious formation, growing in a simple, terminal spike, the petals white, with deep-red veining distinguishing the lip-petal. The ranched pieces of rhizome are from 3.5-7.5 cm in length, and seldom more than 2 cm thick.Plant Specifications*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%

Common Name
Thai Ginger, siamese ginger, Greater Galangal

Maximum Reachable Height
4 feet

Flower Colour
yellowish white

Bloom Time
Late Summer

Difficulty Level
easy to grow

Planting and careDig a hole, then cover the rhizome with so soil. If you have excess galangal in the fridge, do not throw them away. You can grow them into exotic ginger plants with lovely foliage. If you like, you can harvest the rhizomes later for cooking.Greater Galangal care

Full Sun to Partial Shade


well-drained soil

Apply any organic fertilizer

Greater Galangal special featureGalangal is used as a tincture, a decoction or in powder form and as a medicine.Greater Galangal uses
Ornamental Use:
The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal Use:
It is a bitter herb that is used to promote digestion and stimulate appetite and production of digestive fluids
Culinary Use:

The rhizome is a common ingredient in Thai curries and soups, where it is used fresh in chunks or cut into thin slices, mashed and mixed into curry paste
Indonesian rendang is usually spiced with galangal


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