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Alpinia malaccensis, Rathkihiriya

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Alpinia platychilus x malaccensis
 Alpinia malaccensis
Family: Zingiberaceae
Rathkihiriya
Origin: Indonesia
Small tree 10-20 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
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Alpinia malaccensis is cultivated for ornamental and medicinal purposes. It is a native of Indonesia and Malaysia. An oil is obtained from dried rhizome. The rhizomes are ginger-scented. Likes a slightly acid soil. Tubular flowers in droopy clusters. The flowers come mostly in summer.

Alpinia malaccensis is similar to Alpinia zerumbet.


 Alpinia malaccensis, Rathkihiriya

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Alpinia platychilus x malaccensis

Alpinia malaccensis, Rathkihiriya

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Alpinia platychilus x malaccensis
Alpinia malaccensis, Rathkihiriya

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Alpinia malaccensis, Rathkihiriya

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Alpinia malaccensis, Rathkihiriya

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Alpinia platychilus x malaccensis


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Alpinia malaccensis is cultivated for ornamental and medicinal purposes. It is a native of Indonesia and Malaysia. An oil is obtained from dried rhizome. The rhizomes are ginger-scented. Likes a slightly acid soil. Tubular flowers in droopy clusters. The flowers come mostly in summer.
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Alpinia nutans, Alpinia speciosa, Shell ginger, Pink porcelain lily, Narrow-Leaf Cinnamon Ginger, Shellflower, Dwarf cardamom, False cardamom

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Family: Zingiberaceae
Shell ginger, Pink porcelain lily, Narrow-Leaf Cinnamon Ginger, Shellflower, Dwarf cardamom, False cardamom
Origin: China and Japan
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Spice or herbSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Narrow-Leaf Cinnamon Ginger. The plant is a low mounding ginger with glossy leaves, and amazingly fragrant foliage. Gently brushing the leaves is all it takes to release a spicy cardamom-like aroma. Rhizomes are ginger-scented with a touch of Cinnamon. The flowers are quite beautiful, and resemble those of shell ginger to which it is closely related - the terminal inflorescence resembles that of Alpinia zerumbet, but with smaller bracts, and much larger, red and yelow labellums. These are tubular flowers in droopy clusters and come mostly in summer. This plant has attractive glossy foliage. Lanceolate glabrous leaves emerge from dense stands of pseudostems. In a shady tropical garden, the glossy dense foliage is lush and beautiful.

Hardy to zone 7, it is very easy to grow, and will grow from a small rhizome division into an enormous specimen in just a couple of years. If not protected from freezes, it will die back to the ground, but it will re-emerge from the rhizomes in the Spring, as long as the ground doesn't freeze. If you keep giving it room to spread, the clump will soon become several feet across and three feet tall.

Keep soil evenly moist during the warm months, but allow to dry out a bit more during the winter. Do not fertilize during the Winter. Alpinia nutans is very forgiving of soil type, and is reportedly tolerant of salt.

Hardy foliage plant is often used as a shade groundcover. Alpinia nutans is a Southeast Asian medicinal plant used to control hypertension, as diuretic, antifungal, and antiulcer. In Japan it is used as food preservative.


 Alpinia nutans, Alpinia speciosa, Shell ginger, Pink porcelain lily, Narrow-Leaf Cinnamon Ginger, Shellflower, Dwarf cardamom, False cardamom

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Alpinia nutans, Alpinia speciosa, Shell ginger, Pink porcelain lily, Narrow-Leaf Cinnamon Ginger, Shellflower, Dwarf cardamom, False cardamom

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Alpinia nutans, Alpinia speciosa, Shell ginger, Pink porcelain lily, Narrow-Leaf Cinnamon Ginger, Shellflower, Dwarf cardamom, False cardamom

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Alpinia nutans, Alpinia speciosa, Shell ginger, Pink porcelain lily, Narrow-Leaf Cinnamon Ginger, Shellflower, Dwarf cardamom, False cardamom

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Alpinia nutans, Alpinia speciosa, Shell ginger, Pink porcelain lily, Narrow-Leaf Cinnamon Ginger, Shellflower, Dwarf cardamom, False cardamom

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Alpinia nutans, Alpinia speciosa, Shell ginger, Pink porcelain lily, Narrow-Leaf Cinnamon Ginger, Shellflower, Dwarf cardamom, False cardamom

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Alpinia nutans, Alpinia speciosa, Shell ginger, Pink porcelain lily, Narrow-Leaf Cinnamon Ginger, Shellflower, Dwarf cardamom, False cardamom

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Alpinia nutans, Alpinia speciosa, Shell ginger, Pink porcelain lily, Narrow-Leaf Cinnamon Ginger, Shellflower, Dwarf cardamom, False cardamom

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Alpinia purpurata, Red Ginger Lily, Ostrich Plume, and Red Cone Ginger

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Ginosa cultivar
 Alpinia purpurata
Family: Zingiberaceae
Red Ginger Lily, Ostrich Plume, and Red Cone Ginger
Origin: Malay Peninsula
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowers

Extremely tropical looking, one of the most desirable symbols of Tropics, Alpinia purpurata, red ginger, also called ostrich plume and pink cone ginger, are native Malaysian plants with showy flowers on long brightly colored red bracts. They look like the bloom, but the true flower is the small white flower on top. Red Ginger grows in Hawaii, and many Central American nations, including Belize. It is also found in Samoa, where it is the national flower, and is locally called "teuila." It prefers partial shade and moist humid conditions, although it can tolerate full sun in some climates. It tends to like to be well watered and not left to dry out. Ginger can also be grown as a houseplant and its cut flowers can be used in arrangements. Likes a slightly acid soil. Every other year trim to ground to prevent legginess. Blooms from spring to summer if there is enough humidity.


 Alpinia purpurata, Red Ginger Lily, Ostrich Plume, and Red Cone Ginger

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Alpinia purpurata Alba
Alpinia purpurata, Red Ginger Lily, Ostrich Plume, and Red Cone Ginger

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Alpinia purpurata Pink
Alpinia purpurata, Red Ginger Lily, Ostrich Plume, and Red Cone Ginger

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Alpinia purpurata Pink
Alpinia purpurata, Red Ginger Lily, Ostrich Plume, and Red Cone Ginger

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Alpinia purpurata, Red Ginger Lily, Ostrich Plume, and Red Cone Ginger

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Alpinia purpurata, Red Ginger Lily, Ostrich Plume, and Red Cone Ginger

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Alpinia purpurata Rosy Dawn
Alpinia purpurata, Red Ginger Lily, Ostrich Plume, and Red Cone Ginger

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Alpinia purpurata Pink
Alpinia purpurata, Red Ginger Lily, Ostrich Plume, and Red Cone Ginger

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Alpinia purpurata, Red Ginger Lily, Ostrich Plume, and Red Cone Ginger

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Alpinia purpurata Pink
Alpinia purpurata, Red Ginger Lily, Ostrich Plume, and Red Cone Ginger

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Alpinia purpurata Alba
Alpinia purpurata, Red Ginger Lily, Ostrich Plume, and Red Cone Ginger

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Alpinia purpurata Pink
Alpinia purpurata, Red Ginger Lily, Ostrich Plume, and Red Cone Ginger

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Ginosa cultivar
Alpinia purpurata, Red Ginger Lily, Ostrich Plume, and Red Cone Ginger

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Alpinia purpurata, Red Ginger Lily, Ostrich Plume, and Red Cone Ginger

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Ginosa cultivar


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Alpinia purpurata - Dwarf Red Cone Ginger

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One of the most desirable symbols of Tropics, Alpinia purpurata, red ginger, also called ostrich plume and pink cone ginger, are native Malaysian plants with showy flowers on long brightly colored red bracts. They look like the bloom, but the true flower is the small white flower on top. Red Ginger grows in Hawaii, and many Central American nations, including Belize. It is also found in Samoa, where it is the national flower, and is locally called "teuila." It prefers partial shade and moist humid conditions, although it can tolerate full sun in some climates. It tends to like to be well watered and not left to dry out. Ginger can also be grown as a houseplant and its cut flowers can be used in arrangements.
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Alpinia purpurata - Pink Cone Ginger

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One of the most desirable symbols of Tropics, Alpinia purpurata, also called ostrich plume and pink cone ginger, are native Malaysian plants with showy flowers on long brightly colored pink bracts. They look like the bloom, but the true flower is the small white flower on top. Red Ginger grows in Hawaii, and many Central American nations, including Belize. It is also found in Samoa, where it is the national flower, and is locally called "teuila." It prefers partial shade and moist humid conditions, although it can tolerate full sun in some climates. It tends to like to be well watered and not left to dry out. Ginger can also be grown as a houseplant and its cut flowers can be used in arrangements.
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Alpinia purpurata Purest White - White Cone Ginger

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Rare variety with pure white flowers. One of the most desirable symbols of Tropics, Alpinia purpurata, also called ostrich plume and pink cone ginger, are native Malaysian plants with showy flowers on long brightly colored pink bracts. They look like the bloom, but the true flower is the small white flower on top.
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Alpinia Purpurta Hot Pink

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Hot Pink Produces large clusters of pink flowers that graduate to light pink at the very top. The flowers accent wonderfully with the dark green foliage. Prefers shade to light shade. Grows to 5-8 feet tall and produces flowers throughout the year.
One of the most desirable symbols of Tropics, Alpinia purpurata, also called ostrich plume and pink cone ginger, are native Malaysian plants with showy flowers on long brightly colored pink bracts. They look like the bloom, but the true flower is the small white flower on top. It tends to like to be well watered and not left to dry out. Ginger can also be grown as a houseplant and its cut flowers can be used in arrangements.

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Alpinia sp., Ginger Lily

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Family: Zingiberaceae
Ginger Lily
Origin: Asia, Australia, Pacific Islands
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsUnknown name
 Alpinia sp., Ginger Lily

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Alpinia sp., Ginger Lily

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Alpinia calcarata (?)


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Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata', Variegated ginger

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Family: Zingiberaceae
Variegated ginger
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowers

This species is valued for it's variegated foliage, and beautiful flowers. Gingers prefer the shaded and moist environment of valleys. If you have a shaded corner in your garden or a group of trees that make shade this will be ideal places. In-door locations where no direct sun light can burn the leaves are good places. Gingers make seeds that germinate well in warm and moist soil.


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Alpinia zerumbet variegated - Variegated ginger

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Variegated ginger - this species is valued for its variegated foliage, and beautiful flowers.
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