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Alpinia zerumbet Variegata

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Wantirna
B4
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B2, Indoor
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Wantirna
B4
Size: 20cm
Available: 12
$/Unit (EX GST): $17.20 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $18.92 inc GST
Indoor
Size: 20cm
Available: 2
$/Unit (EX GST): $19.27 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $21.19 inc GST
B2, Indoor
Size: 20cm
Available: 7
$/Unit (EX GST): $22.05 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $24.26 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Alpinia zerumbet Variegata Variegated Shell Ginger,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Palms, Ferns & Tropical Clumping, Shrub Like

Description:
An evergreen, tropical rhizomatous perennial commonly known as Shell Ginger. Generally grown as an ornamental although their leaves can be used in traditional medicine and for culinary purposes. The can grow up to 3m tall in upright clumps, producing pink flowers which resemble sea shells in shape. Can be used in landscape as a great accent plant because of its attractive bright foliage.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade Well Drained

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

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Best grown in tropical-subtropical climates in rich damp to well drained soil, when grown indoors needs an sunny humid position. Can be grown from split rhizomes into pots then transfer into the ground once buds and shoots appear above the soil.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser

Family Name: Origin:
Zingiberaceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green, Yellow, Variegated
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring
Fruit: Yes

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