Cinnamon Ginger (Alpinia nutans)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 2 to 4 feet (.6-1.2m) Depending on growing conditions, it can attain heights of 5 to 6 feet in height.
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Fragrant
Broadleaf
Other: Deciduous in northern zones.
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Other: White with yellow inner lip and dark reddish-orange throat
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Photo taken at Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens, Port Orange, Florida

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Location: Along the road, Paraty, BrazilDate: 2013-12-23
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Location: Along the road, Paraty, BrazilDate: 2013-12-23
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Location: Savannah, Georgia, USADate: 2013-08-31Makes a great tall ground cover under shade trees.
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Location: Fleming Island, FLDate: OctoberCinnamon Ginger Seed Pod
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Location: Along the road, Paraty, BrazilDate: 2013-12-23
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Location: Kerala, India.Date: 2018-02-04
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Location: Kerala, India.Date: 2018-02-04
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Comments:
Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Sep 21, 2013 9:58 AM

In *traditional medicine,* this plant is used as an antihypertensive, an antifungal, and a diuretic. It has also been used to treat ulcers.

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