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Alpinia purpurata Ornamental ginger Lengkuas merah Zingiberaceae
 

Alpinia-purpurata, Ornamental ginger, Lengkuas merah

 

Alpinia-purpurata, Ornamental ginger, 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, Lengkuas merah

Alpinia-purpurata, Ornamental ginger, Lengkuas merah

   

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