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Alphitonia excelsa, Red Ash, Soap Tree, Silver Leaf

Alphitonia excelsa

Red Ash, Soap Tree, Silver Leaf
Family: Rhamnaceae
Origin: Australia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrant

Flowers, although individually insignificant, cover the tree with clusters of small cream blossoms in late autumn and early winter.



Alphitonia excelsa, Red Ash, Soap Tree, Silver Leaf
Alphitonia excelsa, Red Ash, Soap Tree, Silver Leaf
Alphitonia excelsa, Red Ash, Soap Tree, Silver Leaf


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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
Small 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 henryi 'Pink Perfection', Pink porcelain lily

Alpinia henryi 'Pink Perfection'

Pink porcelain lily
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: Subtropical Asia
Large 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
Large 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
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.
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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