Common name: Garden ginger
Origin: Central and South America
Height at maturity: 1 to 6 meters
Exposure: partial shade
Plant type: herbaceous flowering plant
Flowering: May to July
Flower color: red
Soil type: rich
Use: in the garden, isolated, pot, veranda
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Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Renealmia alpinia is a flowering herbaceous perennial that can grow 1-6 meters tall from a rhizome up to 10-30 cm thick. The plant often forms large clumps of light green foliage which has a very sweet fragrance when crushed
From late spring and throughout the summer, a spectacular inflorescence appears composed of reddish flowers. Then come bright red fruits.
This plant requires rich soil and partial shade exposure. Pot culture should be favored in cooler regions.