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Shell ginger / Pink Porcelain Lily

Shell ginger / Pink Porcelain Lily

Alpinia Zerumbet

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Care Information

Expected Height Range:

1.5 m - 2.5m m

Spread Range:

1 m -2 m

Preferred positioning:

Partial sun and Partial shade

Common uses:

Tropical garden, Attractive foliage, Border planting, Colourful, Container growing, Courtyard garden, Drought tolerant, Flower garden, Fragrant, Low maintenance garden, Privacy screening, Feature plant, Cut flowers, Supports wildlife, and Coastal garden

Flower Season/s:

Summer and Spring

Flower Colour/s:

Plant life cycle:

Perennial

Habitat:

Naturally found in tropical and subtropical regions, in habitats like woodlands and coastal areas. In its native habitat, it often grows in the understory of forests. This means it is accustomed to partial shade or dappled sunlight, often found beneath the canopy of taller trees. These environments provide the high humidity and moist soil conditions that the plant thrives in.

Leaf information:

Long, green, and strikingly lush leaves

Preferred Soil:

Prefers moist well draining soil. While adaptible to most soil types prefers a slightly acidic to neutral pH.

These plants act as stepping stones or mini-reserves, providing essential resources for wildlife and helping to maintain ecological functions. Its fragrant flowers attract pollinators like bees and birds, while its dense foliage can provide a much needed shelter for small animals and insects. It's also appreciated for its resilience in various growing conditions.

Care Considerations:

It prefers moist soil but can tolerate short dry periods. Regular watering and occasional feeding with a balanced fertilizer will keep it happy. Pruning isn't necessary unless you want to shape it or remove old stems.
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