Chinese Keys

Boesenbergia rotunda

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A tropical perennial growing to 50 - 70cm high. Leaves die back in frost. It is the fat swollen roots that are sought after in this species and not the rhizome. The succulent roots are used to flavour many kinds of food either added raw or cooked. They are also sold in a pickled form in Indonesia & Thailand. Young leaves & shoots are also eaten. Formerly listed as Boesenbergia panduratum.
Other Names: Kunci (Indo), Kra chaai (Thai) Boesenbergia panduratum

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Specifications of Chinese Keys

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From RhizomeLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 0-1m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months July, August, September

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