Alpinia

Alpinia

Life form Bush
Family Ginger – Zingibiraceae
Origin China, Japan, India, the tropical regions of Asia, the Pacific Islands.
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties.
The size Alpinia sanderae to 45 cm in height, other types – from 70 cm to 2 m.
Growth rate High
Lifespan 1-2 years in the room, more than 5 years in the conservatory.
Temperature In summer: up to 75,2, in winter 59 ° F.
Humidity Requires a very high humidity.
Lighting Illuminated place, bright light.
The soil A ready-made, air-permeable primer with a small amount of sand is suitable.For the soil of own preparation, take: 3 parts of garden land, 2 parts of peat, 1 part of coarse sand or perlite. Always use a pot with an opening.
Watering Summer 1-2 times a week. The substrate must be wet.
Fertilizer From May to August every 15 days with liquid fertilizer. When transplanting, granular fertilizers can be used long-acting
Reproduction By dividing the rhizomes of adult plants at the end of winter or in summer.
Bloom Flowers in white, red or yellow paniculate inflorescence.
Transfer In spring, in large specimens, the top layers of the soil can be changed.
Features of care To the plant blossom, from November to March should be reduced watering. In summer it is better to keep in the open sun.To increase the humidity, the pot should be kept in wet claydite.
Difficulties At low humidity, it suffers from a spider mite, the tips and edges of the leaves may dry out.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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