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Red Ginger

Alpinia purpurata

Also known as

Ostrich plume, Pink cone ginger, Teuila, Bokkepoot, Dwarf red ginger

Alpinia purpurata in Malaysia 2 by Tu7uh (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

90cm

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Alpinia purpurata
Alpinia purpurata
Alpinia purpurata
Alpinia purpurata

Red Ginger Overview

This Alpinia has broad glossy ovate to lance-shaped leaves and a flowering spike of deep red rounded bracts which enclose the small white tabular flowers, which emerge one at a time.

Common problems with Red Ginger

How to propagate Red Ginger

Division

By division.

Seed

Seed.

Other uses of Red Ginger

Ornamental, under glass, cut flowers.

Damp | Soil Specific

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