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Alpinia purpurata 'Jungle Queen'

Family Name: Zingiberaceae
Semi-Shade Lots of Water Occasional Misting Ornamental Flowers Herbaceous

Name

Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic

Biogeography

Native Distribution Of horticultural origin

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a herbaceous plant and grows up to about 4 m tall.
Foliage Its leaves are narrowly elliptic, dark green. The leaf sheaths are tightly wrapped together to form the pseudostem.
Flowers Its inflorescence is a spike, measuring about 15 cm long, with many pale pink bracts.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Landscape Uses General, Parks & Gardens

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Occasional Misting, Lots of Water
Propagation Method Division

Foliar

Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 3.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Monocot)

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Pink
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence

Image Repository

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Others

Master ID 351
Species ID 1647
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.
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