Variegated Shell Ginger

SKU: MYBG-FLOW-VASG
filler
Rs.350
Pot size: 5"

Genus

Alpinia

Water Requirement

Daily

Flower Color

White

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Size

Large

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Use

Balcony,Low Maintenance

Product Description

Fragrant in all its parts, variegated shell ginger is a large, clump-forming, evergreen perennial native to tropical Asia.Variegated shell ginger needs a fertile, moist, sandy loam, in partial sun to partial shade.

Alpinia Zerumbet

Family
Zingiberaceae
Origin
Eastern Asia
Description

Fragrant in all its parts, variegated shell ginger is a large, clump-forming, evergreen perennial native to tropical Asia. Pendulous clusters of waxy, pearly, pinkish white flowers with yellow interiors appear atop tall, strong, large-leaved stems in spring and summer. The leaves of the cultivar 'Variegata' are strikingly marked with yellow and green stripes and blotches. The stems die to the ground in the colder part of its hardiness range, but regrow from thick rhizomes in spring.

Environment

Variegated shell ginger needs a fertile, moist, sandy loam, in partial sun to partial shade. Too much sun or dry soil results in curling leaves or scrawny growth; deep shade results in a loss of yellow in the foliage.

Landscape Use

It makes an excellent contrasting accent plant around dark green or dark red foliaged plants. Its slightly smaller mature size allows it to work as a houseplant. Cut off entire stems and use as a dynamic cutflower filler.

Flowering plants need access to bright sunlight to remain healthy and blooming. An easy facing balcony is the best place for the plants in Indian conditions. Try keeping them in bright sunlight but also where they get a little cover from the harsh afternoon sun. Some plants which are a little tender tend to burn due to the same.

Plants with thin leaves need daily watering and ones with thick leaves need watering 3-4 times a week. This will also depend on the season. Generally during the blooming period, plants love a lot of water. Try keeping the soil moist. During winters it is better to cut back on watering.

Keep the plants in a well drained soil with a drainage hole at the bottom. This will help to avoid over watering. Take care as to not leave stagnant water on top of the soil. Fertilise the plant once in 2-3 weeks during its blooming period. Do not fertilise it in winters.

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