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The Alpinia purpurata variegated is also known as the red ginger plant. It is a beautiful flowering plant that displays huge football sized flowers. The plant can grow up to a maximum height of 12 feet. The plant is widely grown because of its ornamental features.
The Alpinia purpurata variegated is famously known as the Red ginger plant. It hails from the Zingiberaceae family, the plant family which consists of ginger.
The Agave Americana is widely cultivated in the tropical regions of Asia, Africa and some parts of Australia. It is a native of Malaysia.
The plant produces attractive showy flowers on brightly coloured red bracts. Therefore, it is widely grown as an ornamental plant in gardens.
The red ginger plant is basically a low maintenance plant which grows well the basic care is provided.
The red ginger plant grows well in a temperature range of 50 degrees Fahrenheit to 73 degrees Fahrenheit.
Make sure the plant is grown in soil which lacks Magnesium content.
The Red ginger plant can grow up to a maximum height of 12 feet.
For proper growth, the red ginger plant should be exposed to full sun or direct sunlight.
The plant is considered to grow well when it is placed in a garden or balcony that receives partial shade.
The red ginger plant prefers moderate watering.
The plant cannot tolerate droughts, heat and consistent lack of water.
It requires steady, year round supply of water.
When the plant is newly established or is in the growing phase, the plant can be supplied with a balanced liquid fertiliser having equal amounts of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium.
The red ginger plant is adaptable to all types of soil.
In order to obtain best results, plant the red ginger in well drained and fertile soil. The plant grows well in sandy or loamy soil.
The soil pH can be acidic, neutral or alkaline.
The plant should be carefully pruned occasionally to maintain its proper shape.
The spent flowering shoots and yellowing foliages should be removed during pruning.
The pruning of the plant enables vigorous growth.
The Red ginger plant is used as an ornamental plant because of its attractive red flower bracts and lush green leaves.
It is also used as a tall informal hedge or screen.