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Alpinia caerulea - purple form (Native redback ginger)

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Native red back ginger is a beautiful under story plant originating from mountainous areas in NE Queensland.  


It grows to over 1m tall and will form clumps of lush plants over time but is not invasive.  It looks at its best planted in shady tropical gardens.  It is primarily grown for it's beautiful leaves, but it also produces attractive white flowers followed by blue berries.  All parts of the plant and berries are said to be edible.


The plant you will receive is a young plant but it still may have to be trimmed back slightly for postage.  The rhizome should be planted just under the soil and watered well until it is established, but after that time minimal watering or care is required.


Important information about your order

We post to all states except WA, TAS & NT

All of our plants are posted bare-rooted, wrapped in slightly damp paper

We try not to trim back plants for postage unless we really have to - for example our Gingers and Heliconias are trimmed back to rhizomes as they post and plant better this way

We post on the Monday after payment has been received.  Payment needs to have been recieved by 8am Monday to be included in that day's mail

All items are sent with tracking and where an order totals over $100 it will require a signature on delivery

We inspect every plant before it leaves us to make sure we are sending you healthy, good-sized plants that will perform well in your climate


When you receive your plants

Please unpack the box as soon as possible

If you're not ready to plant, leave your plants in a cool, shady place either wrapped in damp paper or in a tub of water until you are ready

Look out for our discount cards - we often reward our customers with a discount voucher so we'll put one in your box whenever we have a promotion running

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