Alpinia zerumbet upright form - green shell ginger

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Big bold lush jungly plant for frost-free gardens - it's a must for adding an exotic feeling to your outdoor space. Hanging clusters of pale pink-white and gold flowers in summer pop against the glossy green leaves.

Give it lots of light, some shade from scorching afternoon sun, and plenty of water to keep it looking lush and lovely.

 

Flower image: Sam Fraser-Smith; mature plant image: Forest & Kim Starr  cropped to size.

Alpinia zerumbet upright form - green shell ginger

APPEARANCE : Large, upright subtropical understory plant with large deep green leaves and clusters of pink and white bicolour shell-like flowers with golden centres.
USE FOR : 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.
CLIMATE : Frost free, sheltered
PLANTING : Plant in free draining soil in full sun to part shade . Prefers a position protected from harsh afternoon sun
CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Water regularly during dry periods and in sunnier locations. 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 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
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