Native Ginger - Atherton Red Back

Alpinia caerulea

Native Ginger Not exact variety By Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz [CC BY-SA 4.0] (Photo Credits)

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Versatile plant used by Aboriginal people. The ginger tasting roots were eaten and the flesh from the bright blue fruit. This Red Coloured form is from Atherton Tablelands. The large leaves were thatched and used to make shelters and to wrap food for cooking.

$14.90 ($4.90-$14.90 choose a size)

Specifications of Native Ginger - Atherton Red Back

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn 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)

Suitability in Pots Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest First Year

Sun or Shade Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Native Ginger - Atherton Red Back Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

2y ago


Removed. I wasn't that fussed on the fruit - barely any flesh and heaps of seeds. I didn't want the seeds germinating everywhere. It grew well in the shade here and handled winter fine. It needed a fair amount of water to look good.

★★★ 12y ago

Auchenflower, QLD, Australia

growing very well could be a little too well as taking over a small corner of the garden

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