Kaempferia Rotunda - Peacock Ginger

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

Water Requirement

Daily

Flower Color

White

Flowering Season

N/A

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Genus

Kaempferia

Size

Medium

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Use

Balcony,Medicinal

Product Description

Kaempferia rotunda is a small ginger .It is grown as much for its medicinal properties as its highly ornamental flowers and foliage. It is the flowers that appear first, growing directly from the rhizomes out of the bare soil.

Kaempferia Rotunda

Family

Zingiberaceae

Origin

Asia & SE Asia

Description

Kaempferia rotunda is a small ginger .It is grown as much for its medicinal properties as its highly ornamental flowers and foliage. It is the flowers that appear first, growing directly from the rhizomes out of the bare soil.

New leaves start growing in mid spring from the small dormant rhizomes. Exquisitely beautiful, the purple and white flowers, resemble large ornate butterflies and are borne one or two at a time, each flower lasting several days, with more following on in succession over a period of weeks in summers.

Flowers are very fragrant. When flowering is finished the foliage emerges. And what interesting foliage it is! Lanceolate-oblong in shape, the leaves are a mid-green colour on the outer edges patterned with silver markings and an intricate darker green set of markings down the central midrib. The underside is a deep purplish-red. The plants becomes dormant in winter - leaves die down in late autumn and rhizomes remain underground through winter.

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

Its relatively small size ginger that is best suited for growing in a container and kept at table-top height

Although each type of herb has its own growing requirements, most herbs are unfussy plants. They prefer full sun and prosper in good, moderately fertile soil. And most require that the soil be well-drained.

Water the plants everyday and keep the soil moist. Make sure excess water is drained out. Trim the plants in the summers to keep them in good shape. You can keep the herbs on a kitchen windowsill provided you are getting good sunlight there.

Potted herb plants are sensitive to sun and naturally grow towards the source of sunlight. They might start to lean after some time so make sure to rotate the pot in different direction.

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