'Greater Galangal' is a plant in the Alpinia genus with a scientific name of Alpinia galanga. Greater Galangal grows as an annual/perennial and is a herb. Being an annual / perennial plant, it tends to grow either as a single season plant, or a plant that can stay in your garden for many years. Normally grows with a forb habit.
Greater Galangal is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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See our list of companion Plants for Greater Galangal to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Greater Galangal plants:
The genus name Alpinia was named for Prospero Alpino, a 16th century Italian botanist1. The species name galanga is from an Arabic word khulendjan (khalangian), which is possibly from the Chinese liang-kiang (“mild ginger”)2.
Blue ginger, Thai ginger
Alpinia galanga (L.) Sw.