Alpinia Purpurata won't bloom!

regine_Z 10 Fl gwMay 21, 2007

I 've had my Alpinia for several years now and it still hasn't bloomed! I have it in a spot where it gets the morning sun and then it is in filtered sun. Its put out the most growth in this spot but no flowers. I had it in direct sun before but it did not like it there at all.Any suggestions?

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wanna_run_faster

Regine,

I have the pink and the red varities and they have been blooming non-stop for me. I'm also in zone 10 florida and have them planted on the east side of the house where they are shaded by my neighbors' house until mid-morning, then in full sun most of the afternoon. I usually water once a week or less in the winter, sometimes only 1 or 2 a month.

I would offer you some divisions but right now mine is covered in scale and I have yet to treat it. :(

    Bookmark   May 22, 2007 at 6:16PM
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regine_Z 10 Fl gw

Thanks for the offer but they would probably quit blooming once I got them. I guess I'll just keep moving it until I find a spot it likes.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2007 at 10:17PM
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lac1361(z9a Lake Charles, LA)

I can't grow this ginger in the ground in my zone but I get them to bloom at about 3 feet with steady doses of Super Bloom during the summer in containers.

Steve

    Bookmark   May 23, 2007 at 8:26AM
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regine_Z 10 Fl gw

Thanks for the suggestion Steve, I'm going to try it.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2007 at 7:13PM
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