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Alpinia caerulea Atherton Form

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Alpinia caerulea Atherton Form Native Ginger, Red Back Australian Ginger, Blue Berry Ginger,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting, Indoor Plants, Palms, Ferns & Tropical Clumping, Shrub Like, Upright

A native soft wooded perennial rhizomatous evergreen form of Alpinia. Originating from the Atherton tablelands in Nth Qld. It is a clumping upright edible plant which has a gorgeous red-burgundy underneath and a green stepped upper leaf. Growing up to 2m in warm shade or dappled light.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade, Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Edible Garden, Indoor Plant, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Mites

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods

Family Name: Origin:
Zingiberaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Burgundy, Green, Red
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate