NATIVE GINGER - ATHERTON RED BACK
Botanical Name: Alpinia caerulea
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.
Plant Information or Specifications
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Suitability in Pots
Yes with 35L+ Pot
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
Question & Answer
how tall does this grow and what colour flowers does it have? From:
This is an understory plant with striking dark green leaves with maroon backs. They have small white flowers followed by blue fruits.
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