Alpinia zerumbet

Alpinia zerumbet

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Alpinia zerumbet is not easy to grow indoors; and is easily overwintered in a greenhouse not below freezing. It is also great in a summer landscape. It must be grown in the right environment or else it will deteriorate rapidly. One of the most essential needs of this plant is ample humidity. If the air is too dry, the tips and margins of the leaves will turn brown and crispy, 

  • Water Requirements   Water regularly but no soggy feet and do not let dry out.
  • Light Requirements     Bright indirect light
  • Growth Habit              1 -2 Ft per year , outdoors up to 10 Ft.
  • Growth Pattern            Strong upright habit, wide spread if allowed.