Native Ginger

Alpinia caerulea

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

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 food for cooking.

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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
★★★★ 3y 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.

4y ago


for its medicinal purposes as well as cooking

★★★ 12y 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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