Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'
Native range: woodlands of eastern Asia
Known names: Variegated Shell Ginger, Ginger
Hardiness: Zones 8-11
Mature Size: ~4-6 tall, ~4" wide
Light: Partial sun, Full sun; afternoon shade in hot climate
Water: Medium. Keep soil moist but not waterlogged
Soil: rich mix that holds moisture
Dormancy Period: Winter
Plant Size: 4" pot
Occasionally produces white and reddish, orangish flowers but even without flowers this plant is still spectacular. More likely to produce flowers in warmer area. Plant can be protected in winter by digging rhizome out and stored indoors during winter. Pleasant fragrance when disturbed!