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Alpinia vittata (Marble ginger, Striped narrow leaf ginger, Ornamental ginger)

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Plant description

Alpinia vittata, also known as marble ginger, is an ornamental ginger. It is a tropical, clumping perennial plant that grows from a rhizome. It has narrow dark green leaves with bold cream and white striped variegations. Large clumps produce pendulous pink flowers. It is best in tropical to sub tropical climates, but can be grown in frost free temperate areas in a warm spot. It can also be grown in a container. The plant is a fast grower, and likes part shade, and regular watering. It can grow in more dense shade, but this will cause the leaves to become more green.

Propagation is from division of the plant.

 

 

 

 

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: Pink
Flowering season: summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

Will tolerate partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds, insects, bees.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 6.0-6.5

Pests

Red spider mite

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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