Alpinia zerumbet is a tender herbaceous perennial in the ginger family grown throughout the world for its attractive flowers and foliage. This plant native to open woodlands of tropical eastern Asia is frequently used as an annual foliage plant in colder climates, with a variegated cultivar native to India.
Pot size: 20 cm (diameter)
Plant size: 50 cm (without the pot)
Variegated shell ginger can be grown in large containers as a houseplant or patio plant (alone or in mixed containers) for a tropical effect. It can be planted in the ground as a striking specimen plant, or in masses as a bright backdrop for other flowering plants.
Full sun to part shade
Avoid letting the soil dry out completely, but also ensure it is not soggy constantly