Alpinia zerumbet, commonly known as shell ginger, is a perennial species of ginger native to East Asia. They can grow up to 8 to 10 ft tall and bear colorful funnel-shaped flowers. They are grown as ornamentals and their leaves are used in cuisine and traditional medicine. They are also sometimes known as the pink porcelain lily, variegated ginger or butterfly ginger.
Thrives in medium to bright direct sunlight, but can tolerate the shade in the afternoon to avoid harsh sun rays.
Provide plenty of water during the growing season, do not allow the soil to dry out, but drain well before next watering. Fertilize one a month.
Sick Plant Signs
Yellow leaves, wet potting mix: Overwatering
Leaf drop: Low light, moisture-stress
Drooping, leaf curl, dry potting mix: Underwatering