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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

Pet-Safe: No

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!

Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata' [4"]

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