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Alpinia zerumbet /Shell Ginger


Fruit

Pearl or shell-like flowers

Close-up of flowers

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Scientific Name: Alpinia zerumbet
Common Name: Shell Ginger
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: One of the best bloomers in areas where light freezes occur. If protected during cold weather it will flower the following spring and summer. If the foliage is killed, it will not likely flower the following warm season. Gingers grow best in fertile, well drained soil with sunlight during the morning hours.