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Red Ginger
Scientific Name: Alpinia purpurata (Vieill.) K. Schum.
Synonym:
Family: Zingiberaceae
Red Ginger (Alpinia  purpurata) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 11-12

Frost Tolerance: Greenhouse plant in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Light shade, or morning sun

Origin: Pacific Islands

Growth Habits: Bushy growth to 4 feet high (1.2 m)

Watering Needs: Abundant water, keep in a humid area of the garden in moist soil.

Propagation: Well rooted divisions or seeds, plantlets on flower bracts


Red Gingers are extremely tropical looking, but suffer from the dryness of the air and of winter cool temperatures in Phoenix.

Cultural Practices:
Use regular application of palm fertilizer. The red ginger likes a slightly acid soil. Every other year trim to ground to prevent legginess.

Blooming Habits:
Blooms from spring to summer if there is enough humidity

Fruiting Habits:

References:
Botanica : The Illustrated A-Z of over 10,000 Garden Plants


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