Lesser Galanga
Kaempferia galanga

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Kaempferia (kaymp-FER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: galanga (gal-LONG-guh) (Info)

Category:

Herbs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Medium Blue

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Corona, California

Melbourne, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 8, 2003, Michaelp from Glendale, UT (Zone 5a) wrote:

this is nice-it is an edible Asian spice plant grown for the rhizomes-it has large leaves and lays flat on the ground-the blooms are real nice-blue with two purple spots-.[Florida-32182]

Neutral

On Dec 20, 2002, fozi wrote:

Often mistaken for its brother (Alpinia galangal) which is used in cooking, this plant is used more for medicinal uses and has purported psychotropic effects.