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Alpinia purpurata Ornamental ginger Lengkuas merah Zingiberaceae
 

Alpinia purpurata, Ornamental ginger, Onje, Lengkuas merah

 

Alpinia purpurata, Ornamental ginger, Onje, Lengkuas merah

From the Pacific Islands, the showy spikes of small white flowers in vivid scarlet bracts bloom throughout the year.
The glossy leaves are narrow and lance-shaped.
New plantlets sprout among the flower bracts and take root when the dying flower stems fall to the ground under the weight of the growing plantlets.
Cultivation:They appreciate part-shade, a warm, moist atmosphere and rich soil.
Propagate by division.

 

 

Alpinia purpurata, Ornamental ginger, Onje, Lengkuas merah

Alpinia purpurata, Ornamental ginger, Onje, Lengkuas merah

 

 

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