Common Ginger
Alpinia caerulea
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Add lush greenery to your garden with this tropical, evergreen perennial. This Eastern Australian plant grows clumps of arching canes with green leaves that are 40 centimetres long and 10 centimetres wide. Its white, shell like flowers are terminal and followed by blueberry like fruit. This plant likes a lightly shaded to part sun position. The new leaf shoots, berries and root tips have a mild ginger flavor and can be used in cooking and eaten directly from the plant.

Colour — White
Growth Width — 2m
Growth Height — 2.5m
Flower Colour — White
Foliage Colour — Green, Purple
Light Requirements — Part Shade, Shade
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Cultivate the soil before planting. Dig a hole that is twice as wide and deep as the container. Remove the plant from the container and place it in the hole, so that the soil level of the plant is the same as the surrounding soil. Fill the hole with soil, tamp down firmly, and water well, even if the soil is moist.

Watering needs

This plant likes to be watered during dry periods.

Pruning Advice

Prune this plant to ground level if it is frost damaged or untidy, as it grows from an underground rhizome.

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