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Alpinia Sanderae as houseplant?

Posted by seaecho1 SW CA (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 7, 06 at 19:52

I have always admired gingers when I saw them at Lowe's or HD, especially the variegated varieties, but never got one because I thought they all got too tall. I have recently been reading about Alpinia Sanderae and found it only grows to 16." I'd love to have one as a houseplant. How do they do indoors year round? I've never had a ginger before. Any comments on your experiences, positive or negative with this ginger would really be appreciated!


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RE: Alpinia Sanderae as houseplant?

Not sure what you have been reading but, A. sanderae is an incorrect name. It should be A. vittata and gets to about 5 feet.

Have no idea how it would do as a houseplant, but living in CA, seems to me it could live outside most of the year.

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