Growing Native Ginger in Australia
Alpinia caerulea which has the common name Native Ginger is part of the Zingiberaceae family.
If you have ever wondered how to grow Native Ginger then look no further. Native Ginger are relatively straightforward to grow, but there are a few tricks to growing Alpinia caerulea in Australia. Get these right and you will be laughing.
How big can Native Ginger grow?
Alpinia Caerulea Native Ginger can grow to a height between 2 ~ 2.5 metres and grow to a width of 1 ~ 2 metre. Make sure that you have the right amount of space for your Native Ginger in your chosen planting location.
What colour flowers do Native Ginger have?
Alpinia Caerulea Native Ginger have wonderful flowers which can be white. Native Ginger will flower during all year.
Where should you plant Native Ginger?
Native Ginger thrive in a sunny, light shade, half shade, heavy shade location and are perfect for planting in a low maintenance garden, courtyard, indoor, poolside, container growing. They thrive in the following climate zones sub-tropical, warm temperate.
Native Ginger can be planted in a variety of soil types such as loamy, sandy loam, clay loam, potting mix. They can handle a variety of Ph level including acid, neutral. Native Ginger likes it’s soil soil moisture levels to be moist moderate drainage, needs regular watering.”
Are Alpinia Caerulea Native Ginger perennial?
Yes, Alpinia Caerulea Native Ginger are perennial. A perennial plant is a plant that lives more than two years. The term is often used to differentiate a plant from shorter-lived annuals and biennials.
Are Alpinia caerulea frost tolerant?
Yes, Alpinia caerulea is not frost tolerant.
How to propagate Alpinia caerulea
The best way to propagate Alpinia caerulea is by seed, division.
What are Alpinia Caerulea Native Ginger used for?
Alpinia Caerulea Native Ginger can be used as a feature plant, windbreak, border plant, attractive foliage. Other special uses for Alpinia Caerulea Native Ginger include being used edible, cut flower, decorative fruit, erosion control, pollution tolerant, fast growing, playground friendly. Native Ginger are great at attracting wildlife such as bees, butterflies, other insects.
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