Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata) is a tropical flower often comes from the South Pacific in tropical and subtropical regions as an ornamental variety grown. Red Ginger is characterized by bright red flowers, long green leaves and long, slender stalk. Red Ginger is a relatively large investment to reach 3 to 15 meters in height.
Red Ginger is a long green stem that grows up to 15 meters high. The leaves of the red ginger grow around the stem, before branching in a similar manner, such as corn. Red Ginger leaves have an elongated shape and reach of usually between 12 and 32 centimeters long. Red Ginger flowers are part of a vertical peak, reaching 6 to 12 centimeters long. The flowers are about a quarter of an inch long and tubular. Or bracts – the often mistaken as flowers These flowers are hidden by rounded, inch-long red petals.
Red Ginger pulls slightly acidic soil with a pH value between 6.0 and 6.8. It requires moist, fertile soil, which contains a large amount of organic material and good drainage properties. Red Ginger takes full sun but can tolerate partial sun or partial shade. The plant grows in warm environments that are consistently warmer than 60 degrees Celsius. Exposure to low temperatures causes stunting and yellowing. Red Ginger is unsuitable for growing near the coast, because it requires protection from salt sprays, brackish water and high winds.
Red Ginger propagated by seeds, cuttings or roots. Red Ginger seed capsules are globular shape and measure 4 to 6 inches in length and about an inch in diameter. The seed capsules contain oblong, black seeds with an oily texture. Bolls to since red ginger rare, it is often propagated by cuttings or air you plant roots. The antenna offshoot red ginger are produced little plants that grow on the sides of the bracts. Burying this offshoot they want to gain a foothold. Red Ginger is also capable of a renewable cutting root, an alternative method of vegetative propagation.
Red Ginger is affected by different kinds of pests, diseases, parasites and fungi. It is susceptible to 11 species of insects, the. Two types of aphids, scale insects, and three types of four species of mealybug These pests are often controlled with insecticidal soaps, dips or sprays. Red Ginger is also vulnerable to different kinds of fungi, including Marasmius mushrooms and a variety of root rots. Most forms of root rot can be alleviated with proper drainage techniques and the removal of the infected samples. Ginger is also red by parasitic nematodes, which affects the roots of the plant specific. These pests are generally opposed to the use of compost or manure into the soil ordered before planting. This tactic is increased the growth of microbial organisms in the soil in order to combat the presence of these parasites.