Kaempferia Galanga - Sand Ginger

SKU: MYBG-FLOW-BULB-KAGA
filler
Rs.175
Pot size: 5"

Water Requirement

Daily

Flower Color

White

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Genus

Kaempferia

Size

Large

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Use

Balcony,Medicinal

Product Description

Kaempferia Galanga is also often called the galangal. Sand Ginger is a small, stemless perennial herb growing up to 45cm tall from a rhizomatous rootstock.Rich, well drained soil.

Kaempferia Galanga

Family

Zingiberaceae

Origin

Africa & Asia

Description

Kaempferia Galanga is also often called the galangal. Sand Ginger is a small, stemless perennial herb growing up to 45cm tall from a rhizomatous rootstock.This short-stemmed herb has flat, green, round leaves that measure 3-6 inches across. The white flowers (with a purple spot on the lip) are ephemeral, grow from the center of the plant, and grow to about 1 inch breadth.

New leaves start growing in mid spring from the small dormant rhizomes. In summer, one or two flowers are produced successively from the centre of the growing tip. Flowering lasts over a two month period. The plants becomes dormant in winter - leaves die down in late autumn and rhizomes remain underground through winter. .

In India, the root is often chewed with betel nut (Areca catechu). A tea made of the leaves is employed for sore throat, swellings, rheumatism, and eye infections in India. The root of K. galanga is considered warm, fragrant, and pungent, and very beneficial for the lungs. It is used for cold in the chest and abdomen, vomiting, diarrhoea, intestinal parasites, and toothache.

Environment

Rich, well drained soil. Best grown in a container in a warm, sheltered and semi-shady spot. Water and feed well during the growing season

Landscape Use

The plant is grown as an ornamental herb

Properly preparing the soil for bulb planting is essential! Good soil drainage is essential for planting bulbs. If your soil has a lot of clay content, consider adding a bit of coco peat. Consider your sunlight requirements based not he type of bulb you have chosen to go with. Some plants might be happy in a semi shade environment under a tree whereas someone might require full sunlight.

The general rule of thumb for planting spring bulbs is to plant two to three times as deep as the bulbs is tall. This means most large bulbs like tulips or daffodils will be planted about 8 inches deep while smaller bulbs will be planted 3-4 inches deep. Planting depth is measured from the bottom of the bulb.

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