is this an alpinia intermedia "sun spice"? or ...???? i got it tiny...it's a nice size now...put it in an understory area...it has some browning to the leaves i think because of the moisture??? but it's growing.
nadine...is it a alpinia intermedia "sun spice"??? since i'm not certain...i got it from one of my old suppliers in the ocala area a few months ago...it was tiny...i have two of them...it's probably the humidity or the moisture underneath that's causing the browning...otherwise the plant looks healthy i think?
yes, i think it does absolutely look the same... YIKES it was expensive...this one came from one of my ex suppliers up in ocala...she's NOT a ginger grower per sa like richard is, but had these and gave them to me when i went up for a visit.
Just a side note: when comparing 'Sunspice' just realize the initial introduction was vegetatively propagated and these (introduced by asiatica) were consistently variegated. Most of what you see now are from tissue culture and are much much more variable. Some may be almost all green, some heavily variegated etc. Some variegations are reliable when TCed others not. Haven't bloomed mine yet, but it's a beautiful species and one of the parents of A formosana.
Oh that is cool, Tim! My son and I are planning a ginger and brug garden in my shaded area of the woods that were cleared out when Hurricane Ike came roaring thru. We had to dig up 75% of them up so the ground can be worked again..lol..it is easier to plant them than digging them up..lol..