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NATIVE GINGER

Alpinia caerulea compliments of crop wild relativesBotanical Name: Alpinia caerulea
Description

A versatile plant loved by Aboriginal people. The ginger tasting roots were eaten and the flesh from the bright blue fruit. The large leaves were thatched and used to make shelters and to wrap food for cooking. Excellent landscape specimen.

Other Names: #CV
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Plant Information or Specifications

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

Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

March, April, May, June

 

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Native Ginger

Dekka's Edible Fruits
Update: 3242 days 23hrs

Comments: -

In culinary terms the rhysome is not a patch on Chinese ginger but an attractive native plant all the same. Looking forward to tasting the fruit.


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Native Ginger 9/10

WendyBellbirdPark1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3206 days 20hrs

Comments: -

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

Pest Control:

ecco oil and healthy earth plants spray

Organic Status:Organic


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Native Ginger

Anthonymiceli1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3155 days 24hrs

Comments: - Grows quite OK though dies back a little in Winter, needs watering in Summer.


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Native Ginger (Cutting) 6/10

Jo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3195 days 8hrs

Comments: -

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

Planted: 2009

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Native Ginger 10/10

Caroline1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3232 days 8hrs

Comments: -

growing well

Planted: 2007

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: manure every now and again

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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Native Ginger (Cutting)

VF1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2239 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Planted in my ornamental garden, but plant is edible (incl. blue berrys).  Plant is native to my area.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

Nil requiredd


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Native Ginger (Seedling) 10/10

Buzz RW1's Edible Fruits
Update: 464 days 16hrs

Comments: - Seems to love the shaded spot near my toilet shed

Planted: 2016

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: CC , PCM,S


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Comments

Buzz RW1 says... [590 days 21hrs ago]
Struggled a bit with being flooded and now seems to be affecting growth , I'm hoping it will eventually bounce back to health

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Native Ginger 3/10

Debd671's Edible Fruits
Update: 66 days 17hrs

Comments: - for its medicinal purposes as well as cooking

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Organic Status:Organic

Question: best way to use this plant? I now its good for boosting the immunitiy system, good for asthma, what else is it good for?


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Native Ginger

Anand Rathod's Edible Fruits
Update: 7 days 11hrs

Comments: - nice spice

Planted: 2018

Height 0.02 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 5

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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