Alpinia caerulea “Red Back Ginger”

Commonly know as: Red Back Ginger
  • Pot Sizes: 175 mm
  • Growth Habitat: MS
  • Flowering Times: SPR/SUM

Alpinia caerulea “Red Back Ginger” is traditionally used by the Aboriginal people for food and crafting. Both the spicy root and bright blue fruit of this plant may be eaten, though not the seed.

Red Back Australian Ginger is a shade-loving perennial that prefers a constantly moist soil. Fertilise in Spring and mulch well before Summer. The reddish foliage may be pruned throughout the year as the leaves age.

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