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Greater Galangal

Alpinia galanga

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'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.

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

How to grow Greater Galangal

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

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Greater Galangal Etymology

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.

Other names for Greater Galangal

Blue ginger, Thai ginger

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