Native Ginger

Alpinia caerulea

Native Ginger Alpinia caerulea fruit By Ethel Aardvark [CC BY 3.0] (Photo Credits)

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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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

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Dwarf (1/2 Normal 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)

Fruiting/Harvest Months March, April, May, June

Native Ginger Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

Anand Rathod
★★★★ 2y ago


Trying supermarket varuety, would be most probably Queensland variety.

★★★ 3y ago


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

3y ago


for its medicinal purposes as well as cooking

★★★ 11y ago

Eagleby, QLD, Australia

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

★★★★ 12y 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

★★★★★ 12y ago

Valley Heights, NSW, Australia

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

★★★★★ 12y ago

Dudley, NSW, Australia

growing well

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