shell ginger
Alpinia zerumbet
Shell Ginger
Variegated Shell Ginger
ORIGIN: India

PLANT: Tender tropical

WATER: Regular irrigation

LIGHT: Partial shade to full sun

MATURE HEIGHT: The green form
can grow to 12' high. The
variegated form to approximately 6'.

FLOWER: Drooping, shell-like
clusters of 1" flowers; white with a
pink lip, yellow and orange in the
throat of the flower.

SEASON OF BLOOM: Summer to
fall

COLD TOLERANCE: 10 degrees

USES: Tropical garden; specimen;
container plant

OTHER: Great as a cut
flower/foliage for arrangements.