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CARDAMON GINGER

Cardamon Ginger plantsBotanical Name: Alpinia mutica
Description

Cardamon ginger is a leafy ginger-like plant that grows in clumps and makes an excellent low screen, it adds a tropical feel to any garden. While the seeds don't resemble true cardamon the leaves can be used in desserts, to add flavour when steaming rice or used to wrap fish. Leaves are also delicious when infused to make spiced tea's, infuse one cardamon leaf, two sticks of lemon grass and one chopped chilli for a winter warmer.

Other Names: False cardamon
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$14.90 20 Rhizome Medium

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Plant Information or Specifications

Sub Categories (HashTags)

Spices (#Spices)

Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots

Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

First Year

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%), Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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Cardamon Ginger

Kathy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 2475 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Mine is the non-podding variety. Lovely fragrant folliage. I use the leaves as a substitute for ginger in soups and teas. You just bruise the leaves, add them to the liquid and remove before serving. It's a more mild flavour but works well if there's no ginger on hand.


They love lots of water but equally will survive in drier situations. Very hardly.



Planted: 2008

Height 0.75 metres

Qty: 1

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

Spiders like to make webs in the middle of the folliage so when you put your hand down there to pick a leaf watch out!


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Cardamon Ginger 9/10

Msjekyll's Edible Fruits
Update: 2129 days 24hrs

Comments: -

great grower, have divided the plant. very hardy.  Fine in a heavy clay soil.


Few years on and this plant is close to feral make sure you contain it!  Thinking about replacing all plates in the house and using the leaves to save washing up!

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

none


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Cardamon Ginger (Seedling) 9/10

TS's Edible Fruits
Update: 3382 days 7hrs

Comments: -

is a slow grower and doing very well. seems to be a clumper. not problematic as yet.

Planted: 2007

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Pest Control:

no need as far as i can tell.

Organic Status:Organic


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Cardamon Ginger 9/10

WendyBellbirdPark1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3224 days 3hrs

Comments: -

planted in shade and will recieve the regular seaweed and mulch Have just planted the second of these and it is also looking good.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Cardamon Ginger (Cutting) 10/10

Carol3's Edible Fruits
Update: 2929 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Aromatic culinary herb.

Planted: 2009

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer


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Cardamon Ginger

Kath's Edible Fruits
Update:  

Comments: - Bulldozed in the name of progress.


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Cardamon Ginger

Jane1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3387 days 7hrs

Comments: -

I bought lychees figs mandarin tamarillo nectarine peach lemon .youngberry. nothing has grown. they are the same size as a year ago.


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NEVILLE2 says... [601 days 4hrs ago]
Try some (H2O) I have been useing it for years, cheep too

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Cardamon Ginger 6/10

Rev 's Edible Fruits
Update: 3400 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Barely hardy. maybe with more canopy. hung on for a couple years.


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Cardamon Ginger (Cutting) 9/10

Jo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3344 days 1hrs

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Grows extremely well in pot. use leaves as i need them. Gets watered with everything else and also fertilized with everything else.

Planted: 2008

Growing: In a Pot

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Cardamon Ginger 8/10

TimBeck's Edible Fruits
Update: 3164 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Purchased from Daleys.

Height 30 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Cardamon Ginger (Seedling) 8/10

Bizibee's Edible Fruits
Update: 2539 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Bought off ebay a few months ago as seedling.  I planted in pot and put in green house.  Doing ok.

Planted: 2011

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Cardamon Ginger (Seedling) 9/10

Gabby Salts's Edible Fruits
Update: 962 days 22hrs

Comments: - Smells pungent, leaves flavour rice, does not flower for me but I like seeds from the shop too.

Planted: 2012

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Cardamon Ginger

Lily's Edible Fruits
Update: 1476 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Alpinia calcarata

H 2m

Smell like cinnamon, but somehow it is irritating me.


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Cardamon Ginger 9/10

TonisFruit1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1038 days 9hrs

Comments: - Purchased this from a couple just recently.  Still to see how it goes.

Planted: 2016

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Cardamon Ginger (Seedling)

Mgoul131's Edible Fruits
Update: 787 days 12hrs

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 7

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No


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