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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
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.





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Alpinia nutans - False Cardamom, Cinnamon Ginger

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Narrow-Leaf Cinnamon Ginger. The plant is a low mounding...  more
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Alternanthera dentata, Joseph's Coat, Calico plant, Copperleaf, Bloodleaf, Joyweed, Parrot leaf

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Alternanthera dentata 'Brazilian Red Hots'
Alternanthera dentata
Family: Amaranthaceae
Joseph's Coat, Calico plant, Copperleaf, Bloodleaf, Joyweed, Parrot leaf
Origin: West Indies to Brazil
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Grown exclusively for its colorful foliage - rich purple to burgundy leaves. Forms spreading foliage mounds to 12-30" tall. Common names - Joseph's coat, copperleaf, calico plant, bloodleaf, joyweed and parrot leaf - all in reference to the often brilliantly colored leaves which provide foliage contrast to gardens and container plantings.Best foliage colors are developed in full sun. It grows better in organically rich and consistently moist, well-drained soils, But not completely dry out. May also be grown indoors as a houseplant as long as it is sited in a bright, sunny location and soils are kept moist. Plants may be grown from seed by starting them indoors in late winter and transplanting them outdoors after last frost date. Pinching stems or shearing will keep plants compact and bushy.

Variety Watermelon has amazing colorful foliage with a combination of red, pink, orange, yellow and green.





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Alternanthera dentata - Red Thread Burgundy

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Joseph's Coat, Calico plant, Copperleaf, Bloodleaf,...  more
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Alternanthera ficoidea, Calico Plant, Joseph's Coat, Joyweed

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Alternanthera ficoidea 'Snow on the Mountain'
Alternanthera ficoidea
Family: Amaranthaceae
Calico Plant, Joseph's Coat, Joyweed
Origin: South America
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Beautiful Variegated pink leaves. Takes both sun or shade, perfect accent plant that attracts attention of everyone who's passing by.





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Alternanthera ficoidea Watermelon 

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Perfect colorful plant for small spaces and ground...  more
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Alternanthera Snow Ball, Alternanthera Snow Ball

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Alternanthera Snow Ball
Family: Amaranthaceae
Alternanthera Snow Ball
Origin: West Indies
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Unusual variegated white leaves. Takes both sun or shade, perfect accent plant that attracts attention of everyone passing by.



Alternanthera Snow Ball, Alternanthera Snow Ball

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp.
Family: Amaranthaceae
Bloodleaf
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

While some of the better-known species are aquatic plants, most are terrestrial. They take many forms, from prostrate to erect to floating.

The flowers of this plant are very insignificant, bearing small bracts on a single stalk. These are best cut off, to allow the plant to concentrate on itís foliage. An attractive border plant or groundcover. About 10cm high, 1m spread.

Although Alternanthera can usually only be found during the warmer months in nurseries, it can be grown all year round. Grows best in full sun and in good soil this plant will respond handsomely. Fertilizing should be done with a water soluble variety so as not to burn the foliage. Can be clipped occassionally to form a neat low edging.

Propagation can be done by dividing larger plants during the cooler months of the year.

Species and varieties:

Alternanthera dentata Ruby

Alternanthera ficoidea

Alternanthera hassleriana

Alternanthera reinecki -aquarium plant

Alternanthera sessilis -aquarium plant

Alternanthera Snow Ball





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