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Alpinia nutans

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Wantirna
Indoor
Size: 20cm
Available: 2
$/Unit (EX GST): $19.27 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $21.19 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Alpinia nutans Dwarf Cardamon Ginger, False Cardamom, Cinnamon Ginger,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Indoor Plants, Palms, Ferns & Tropical Clumping, Dense, Shrub Like, Upright

Description:
A relatively small growing Alpinia commonly known as the Dwarf Cardamon Ginger because of its distinctive spicy fragrance when rubbed or brushed. A dense clumping evergreen perfect for mass plantings, low borders or edges. Also makes a lovely indoor foliage plant producing white shell shaped flowers.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Edible Garden, Foliage Feature / Colour, Fragrant Garden, Indoor Plant, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prefers a partly shaded position but will grow in full sun. Enjoys rich moist, but well drained soil. Prune back any spent shoots just above ground level to keep an nice dense appearance. Will grow to around 1m in height, keep moist in dry periods.

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

Family Name: Origin:
Zingiberaceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: No

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