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Alpinia zerumbet - shell ginger

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Lush tropical foliage plant with big gold-striped foliage and pale pink cascades of shell-like flowers through summer. Gives a bright jungly feel to frost-free gardens.

Alpinia zerumbet - variegated shell ginger

APPEARANCE : Large, upright subtropical understory plant with large variegated foliage striped green and gold; and pink and white bicolour shell-like flowers.
USE IN: Plant as a showy feature for tropical style gardens.  Keep as a container plant in cooler climates, moving pots to a sheltered location through winter.
LOCATION: Plant in free draining soil in a full sun to part shade location. Prefers a position protected from harsh afternoon sun and frost.
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.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 2-3 m H x 2 m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide. You can see an example in the image gallery
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