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Bulletproof landscape plants. Not all plants are equal. Many require the soil and climate (amongst other things) to be 'just right'. The plants described in this article are the ones that deserve the title of 'bulletproof' and are a good starting point for an easy-care garden.
Australian Native Orchids. Native orchids range from the spectacular epiphytic (growing on trees) and lithophytic (growing on rocks) species of the tropical jungles and warmer areas of Australia, to the intricately subtle terrestrial (growing in the ground) species found throughout the dry eucalypts forests throughout the continent.
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.
Flower colour: Pink
Flowering season: summer
Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: not specified
Will tolerate partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, insects, bees.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6.0-6.5
Red spider mite
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.