Alpinia Zerumbet Variegata for sale
How do you care for Alpinia zerumbet Variegata?
CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Water regularly during dry periods. Prune stems to the ground if plants become untidy, new shoots will replace those removed. Fertilise regularly using an organic liquid fertiliser for lush new growth.
Can you eat Alpinia zerumbet Variegata?
Shell ginger (Alpinia zerumbet) has leaves that make a tasty tea. Common ginger and its cousin turmeric are edible in all their parts, so if you have those – use them however you like. The leaves are coarse in texture, so they’re not good in salads, but they are good to add seasoning to dishes and for tea
How do you grow Alpinia zerumbet?
It can grow in full sun, but is best grown in part shade to prevent it getting stressed during hot, dry periods. Fast growing if fed regularly and watered well over the hot months. Although capable of surviving dry spells, this plant often gets scorched if not watered during summer.
Does variegated ginger spread?
The fruit is not ornamentally significant. Variegated Shell Ginger will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. This plant does best in full sun to partial shade.
Why are my variegated ginger leaves curling?
If you’re noticing leaves that are curling up and then turning yellow, with necrotic brown spots, you’re looking at a condition called bacterial wilt, also known as green wilt. In addition to curled yellowing leaves, your plants will also become stunted and die. The rhizomes (roots) appear water-soaked and rotted.