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PlantFiles: Ornamental Ginger
Alpinia formosana

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Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Alpinia (al-PIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: formosana (for-MOH-sa-nuh) (Info)

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
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:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Variegated

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Useppa On Mar 3, 2009, Useppa from Useppa, FL wrote:

Pinstripe ginger was planted in March of 2008, and has grown less than a foot taller since then. It appears to be either more sensitive to strong sun or needs more water than had been communicated.

Regional...

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

Bokeelia, Florida
Richmond, Texas
Spring, Texas



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