Botanical name: Alpinia zerumbet
Alpinia zerumbet is a tender herbaceous perennial in the ginger family (Zingiberaceae) grown throughout the world for its attractive flowers and foliage. This plant native to open woodlands of tropical eastern Asia is frequently used as an annual foliage plant in colder climates, with a variegated cultivar native to India the most common type available in the Midwest.
Full sun to part shade.
Provide plenty of water during the growing season and do not allow the soil to dry out (but it shouldn’t be constantly soggy either). Plants in containers should be fertilized at least monthly..
This plant requires low maintenance.
This plant is toxic for pets.
*If you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, call the APCC at (888) 426-4435 or contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible.