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Alpinia zerumbet

Alpinia zerumbet


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Muschelingwer, Shell Ginger
Synonyme: Alpinia speciosa, Alpinia nutans, Catimbium speciosum
(15 Korn)

immergrüne, mehrjährige, rhizombildende Staude bis zu 3 m mit wechselständig angeordneten, breit lanzettlichen, tiefgrünen Blättern und ca. 50 cm langen, überhängenden Blütenrispen, bestehend aus zahlreichen, duftenden, nickenden, muschelförmigen weißen Einzelblüten mit gelber Lippe und rotgeflecktem Rachen

Family:  Zingiberaceae Ingwergewächse Evergreen:  yes
Origin:  South-East Asia Fragrance:  yes
Group:  Perennial Flower:  white, white-cream, white-yellowish
Zone:  10 Flowering: 
Hibernate:  mind. 10-15°C Fruits:  Beeren
To use as:  Topfgarten, Wintergarten Locations:  semi-shade to sun
Toxic:  in allen Teilen! Rare: 

Sowing Instruction
Propagation: Seeds/Division
Pre-Treatment: pour hot water over the seeds + soak ca. 12-24 h
Sowing Time: all year round > only fresh seeds germinate reliably
Sowing Deep: ca. 0,5-1 cm
Sowing Mix: Coir or sowing mix + sand or perlite
Germination Temperature: ca. 22-25°C
Location: bright + keep constantly moist, not wet
Germination Time: ca. 4-24 weeks > irregular
Irrigation: in the growing season richly water
Fertilization: biweekly 0,2%ig or long-term fertilizer
Pests: Spider mites > especially under glass
Substrate: potting soil + sand or perlite
Culture: bright at approx. 15-20°C + keep constantly moist + high humidity
Overwintering: Older specimens bright at least 15-20°C and just so much water that the root ball not dries out completely.
Note: Indoor culture is possible with high humidity and light!
Thursday 10 July, 2014
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