Alpinia Caerulea - Green "Native Ginger" Seeds
Sowing time: Avoid the coldest and hottest temps.
Ideal sowing temp: 21-23C
Soak: Seed overnight in water.
Sow: 4mm deep.
Position: Warm, shaded or semi-shaded.
Care: Soil should be well drained but remain damp but not too wet between watering as the seed may rot. Do not let the growing mix completely dry out.
Sprouting: 10-28 days depending on temp and conditions.
Excellent landscape specimen. Naturally found in rainforest, gallery forest and wet sclerophyll forest canopy in eastern Australia. White flowers are followed by 1cm dark blue berries which contain dark seeds. A great choice for subtropical to tropical gardens, in shady areas but will also tolerate full sun. The large leaves were thatched and used to make shelters and to wrap food for cooking. A versatile plant loved by Aboriginal people. The pith around the seeds and the gingery root tips are edible. The ginger tasting roots were eaten and the flesh from the bright blue fruit.
The Chakra Garden cannot take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.
Always seek advice from a professional before eating or using a plant medicinally.
****Please note: these are seeds (we are NOT selling these as live plants. Quarantine restrictions and costs prohibit us from selling these seeds to WA, Tas, and Internationally.