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Alpinia purpurata, Red Giner

ALPINIA PURPURATA
Red Ginger

 

A clump forming ginger with red spikes for flowers. Very showy against the shiny green leaves. Flowers get bigger with time. They are great cut and are famous in tropical flower arrangements. Like most gingers, the plant must be kept warm. For shaded and sheltered areas only. If well sheltered from cold it will bloom year round.

FAMILY : Zingiberaceae
ORIGIN : Malay Peninsula
SIZE : 6'-7'
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : shade
WATER REQUIREMENTS : average
MIN. TEMP. : protect from freezing temperatures
FLOWER : year round
COMMENTS : makes a good cut flower, cold sensitive

 

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