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Alpinia is a plant which belongs to the Alpinia genus.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Red and   Flamingo pink.

Alpinia grows as a perennial and is a flower / herb. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater).

Normally grows with a stemless habit.

Australia is believed to be where Alpinia originates from.

As Alpinia is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Alpinia have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Alpinia

See our list of companion Plants for Alpinia to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Alpinia from seed

Transplanting Alpinia

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Alpinia Etymology

The genus name Alpinia was named for Prospero Alpino, a 16th century Italian botanist1

Alpinia Folklore & Trivia

If conditions are right (high humidity and good soil moisture) baby plantlets will germinate in the bracts of old ginger flowers. Eventually the heads will fall to the ground and some of them may take root.2

Other names for Alpinia

ginger lily

Alpinia Roxb.

Latest Alpinia Reviews


1 alpinia, on The Botanary at Dave’s Garden

2 Florida Gardener’s guide – Tom MacCubbin/Georgia B. Tasker

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