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Alpinia argentea, Yellow Ginger Lily

Alpinia argentea

Yellow Ginger Lily
Family: Zingiberaceae
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowers


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Alpinia galanga, Languas galanga, Galanga Root, Galangal, Thai Ginger, Laos

Alpinia galanga, Languas galanga

Galanga Root, Galangal, Thai Ginger, Laos
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: SE Asia
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical 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 time

Galanga is an herb used in cooking, especially in Indonesian and Thai cuisines. It is one of four plants known as galangal, and is differentiated from the others with the common name greater galangal (or simply Thai galangal). The galangals are also called blue ginger or Thai ginger.

A. galanga is called laos in Indonesian and is the most common form of galangal used in cooking. It is also known as lengkuas and galanga root.




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Alpinia galanga - Galangal, Thai Ginger

Galanga Root, Galangal, Thai ginger, Laos.
This plant has very high Antimicrobial / Antibacterial properties.
Galanga is an herb used in cooking, especially in Indonesian and Thai cuisines. It has long narrow leaves and reddish-white flowers. The rhizomes, known as galangal, are valued for their spicy flavor and aromatic scent. These are used throughout Asia in curries and perfumes, and were previously used widely in Europe. They are also used as an herbal remedy.

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Alpinia gigantifolia, Zingiber gigantifolium, Red Ginger Lily

Alpinia gigantifolia, Zingiber gigantifolium

Red Ginger Lily
Family: Zingiberaceae
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Alpinia gigantifolia, Zingiber gigantifolium, Red Ginger Lily


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Alpinia henryi 'Pink Perfection', Pink porcelain lily

Alpinia henryi 'Pink Perfection'

Pink porcelain lily
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: Subtropical Asia
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersFragrant

Alpinia is a rather large genus of plants, with more than 330 species from the Ginger family (Zingiberaceae). They occur in tropical and subtropical climates of Asia and the Pacific, and are in great demand as ornamentals because of their flashy flowers.



Alpinia henryi 'Pink Perfection', Pink porcelain lily
Alpinia henryi 'Pink Perfection', Pink porcelain lily
Alpinia henryi 'Pink Perfection', Pink porcelain lily


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Alpinia luteocarpa, Red Bamboo Ginger

Alpinia luteocarpa

Red Bamboo Ginger
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: Philippines
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersFragrantDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This fragrant ginger looks like a dwarf bamboo bush. This Ginger boasts dark green leaves with red undersides. Bamboo Ginger is also a fragrant ginger that looks like a dwarf bamboo bush with a great clumping habit. Perfect patio container plant. Prefers some shade. Mature height of 2-3'. Zones 7 and higher. Reaches 2-3' and produces flowers.

The specific epithet luteocarpa means yellow fruit. The genus Alpinia is named after the Italian botanist and physician Prospero Alpino (1553-1616) who was a professor of botany at the university of Padua and extensively studied the Egyptian and Mediterranean flora.



Alpinia luteocarpa, Red Bamboo Ginger


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Alpinia malaccensis, Rathkihiriya
Alpinia platychilus x malaccensis

Alpinia malaccensis

Rathkihiriya
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: Indonesia
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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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.

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.





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Alpinia malaccensis - seeds

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

Alpinia nutans, Alpinia speciosa

Shell ginger, Pink porcelain lily, Narrow-Leaf Cinnamon Ginger, Shellflower, Dwarf cardamom, False cardamom
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: China and Japan
USDA Zone: 7-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge 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.





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Alpinia nutans - False Cardamom, Cinnamon Ginger

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. 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. Southeast Asian medicinal plant used to control hypertension, as diuretic, antifungal, and antiulcer. In Japan it is used as food preservative.

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Alpinia officinarum, Lesser Galangal

Alpinia officinarum

Lesser Galangal
Family: Zingiberaceae
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white 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 herb

Alpinia officinarum originated in China, where its name ultimately derives. It can grow several feet high, with long leaves and reddish-white flowers. The rhizomes, known as galangal, are valued for their spicy flavor and aromatic scent. These are used throughout Asia in curries and perfumes, and were previously used widely in Europe. They are also used as an herbal remedy.




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

Alpinia purpurata

Red Ginger Lily, Ostrich Plume, Red Cone Ginger
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: Malay Peninsula
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white 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.

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Alpinia purpurata - Pink Cone Ginger

One of the most desirable symbols of Tropics, Alpinia...  more

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Alpinia x purpurata - Hot Pink Cone Ginger

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Alpinia rugosa, Evergreen Broadleaf Ginger

Alpinia rugosa

Evergreen Broadleaf Ginger
Family: Zingiberaceae
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowers

This is a semi-evergreen herbaceous perennial with subterranean stems and leafy stalks that grow to about three feet tall. The leaves are spectacularly ruffled.



Alpinia rugosa, Evergreen Broadleaf Ginger
Alpinia rugosa, Evergreen Broadleaf Ginger
Alpinia rugosa, Evergreen Broadleaf Ginger


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