Variegated Shell Ginger
Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
|Botanical Pronunciation||al-PIN-ee-uh ZER-um-bet var-ee-GAY-tuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly forms foliage clumps 4 to 7 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Poolside, Water Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color|
Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established water as needed to maintain consistently moist but not soggy soil. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 11