Cardamon Ginger

Alpinia mutica

Cardamon Ginger plants

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


Specifications of Cardamon Ginger

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From RhizomeLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

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 Reviews & Tips

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★★★★ 6y ago

VIRGINIA , QLD, Australia

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

Gabby Salts
★★★★ 7y ago


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

★★★★ 10y ago


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

★★★★★ 11y ago

BAMBAROO, QLD, Australia

Aromatic culinary herb.

★★★★ 12y ago

GORDON, NSW, Australia

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!

★★★★ 12y ago

Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia

Purchased from Daleys.

★★★★ 12y ago

Eagleby, QLD, Australia

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

★★★★ 12y ago

Kealba, VIC, Australia

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

★★★★ 12y ago

Bellbird Park, QLD, Australia

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

★★★ 12y ago

TABULAM, NSW, Australia

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

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