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Native Ginger

Alpinia caerulea
The ginger tasting roots are eaten and the flesh from the bright blue fruit can be sucked off the seeds. Excellent landscape specimen. A versatile plant loved by First Nations people. The large leaves are thatched and used to make shelters and to wrap f... Read More

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Specifications of Native Ginger

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

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest First Year

Sun or Shade Part (Sun:50-80%), Shade (Sun:0-50%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Moderately Acidic (5.5-6.5), Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months March, April, May, June

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Native Ginger Reviews & Tips

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Anand Rathod
★★★★ 5y ago

NORTHFIELD, SA, Australia

Trying supermarket varuety, would be most probably Queensland variety.

Tabs
★★★ 5y ago

PEAKHURST, NSW

The most beautifully fragrant white flowers. Unlike the normal edible ginger this grows tall.

Debd671
6y ago

FOREST LAKE, QLD, Australia

for its medicinal purposes as well as cooking

Jo1
★★★ 14y ago

Eagleby, QLD, Australia

New to the plant collection. Growing well in the pot. Will harvest leaves and berrys when required and tubers also.

wendyBellbirdPark1
★★★★ 14y ago

Bellbird Park, QLD, Australia

Have just planted these in the shade as I assume they are similar to all other gingers and I will keep a close eye on them

kittykate
★★★★★ 14y ago

Valley Heights, NSW, Australia

healthy, although chooks have got at it a bit and dug around it.

Caroline1
★★★★★ 14y ago

Dudley, NSW, Australia

growing well

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