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Red Ginger
Zingiberaceae
Alpinia purpurata


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Flower Petal # 7+
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Color 2    
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Herb


Zingiberaceae Family

Alpinia Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Ostrich Plume, Pink Cone Ginger, Jungle King, Jungle Queen


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Comment: Red Ginger, Alpinia purpurata

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Chris2002
Chris2002
March 31, 2010
Pink ginger, also known as Hawaiian pink ginger, is a perennial herb that is actually native to India. It thrives in any tropical climate and is thought to be very exotic. The pink ginger can grow more than 12 feet and is a delicate pink with white blooms throughout. It is predominately cut and used for arrangements. However, pink ginger can also be potted and sent all over the world. Pink ginger can survive in the home environment if certain conditions are met.
Vase Care

1. If your pink ginger plant is in an arrangement and pre-cut, you should cut about an inch off the bottom. Using room-temperature water, not cold, place your pink ginger in the vase. Keep the pink ginger out of the sunlight but in a room where the temperature doesn't dip below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Pink ginger is from a tropical environment where the temperature is consistently between 60 and 80 F. According to the GrowersBox, wet the flower heads daily and keep it away from heat or air sources. Also, make sure to recut the bottoms of your pink ginger every few days. This will allow your cut pink ginger to last up to two weeks.

Soil Care

2. If your pink ginger is in a pot, you have the choice of leaving it as is or removing it from the pot and planting in the ground. The care is the same. Make sure you keep the pink ginger out of direct sunlight but keep it in a warm temperature of at least 65 F. Cold temperatures are the pink ginger's enemy, resulting in its death. As stated before, pink ginger comes from a tropical climate. Therefore, it's used to humidity and warmth. A heated greenhouse is ideal to keep conditions the same for this plant. This is especially important if you live in areas like the Northeast, Pacific Northwest, areas similar to those where temperatures are not conducive to growing the pink ginger outside. According to the Flower Expert, pink ginger needs to be constantly moist, but not drowning in water. That could cause the plant to rot. The Flower Expert also recommends feeding pink ginger once a month with a balanced water-soluble fertilizer. Proper care can help the pink ginger bloom year-round and reach several feet in height.


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