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Ginger, Pinstripe / Variegated 1 Gal / 6" Alpinia formosana Live Tropical Rare
Ginger, Pinstripe / Variegated 1 Gal / 6" Alpinia formosana Live Tropical Rare
Ginger, Pinstripe / Variegated 1 Gal / 6" Alpinia formosana Live Tropical Rare
Ginger, Pinstripe / Variegated 1 Gal / 6" Alpinia formosana Live Tropical Rare

Ginger, Pinstripe / Variegated 1 Gal / 6" Alpinia formosana Live Tropical Rare

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Ginger, Pinstripe / Variegated, Alpinia formosana

Habitat and Distribution:

Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands, where it occurs in tropical and subtropical climates. Most Alpinia are plants of forest understory habitat.

Clumping perennial rhizomes forms an attractive, upright mound of gently arching foliage. Upright stalks of shiny foliage are gently accented with white pin stripes. These herbs lack true stems, but have pseudostems usually up to about 5 - 6 feet long which are composed of the overlapping leaf sheaths. They grow from thick rhizomes. The plants are generally aromatic due to their essential oils.


Gingers are heavy feeders and drinkers during the growing season. Grows in full shade to full sun. Growing zone 8-11. Foliage is hardy into the 20's on an established plant, and roots/rhizomes are hardy to around 10 degrees. During winter foliage may go dormant and come back rapidly the following spring. Alpinia formosana 'Pinstripe / Varigated" Ginger is tolerant of a wide range of soil components and growing conditions, although they will be most at home with adequate moisture, good drainage after heavy rains, and rich fertile soils.

Species of the genus are known generally as shell ginger.

Alpinia is the largest genus in the Zingiberaceae “ginger” family with about 230 species. A number of those are commonly grown for their flowers, and others are used as spices.

An outstanding foliage plant.

Produces a large inflorescence of stunning white and red flowers.

Makes a great interior plant.

Very hardy.

Edible ginger is only one of approximately 1,300 species of the very diverse Zingiberaceae family.

Gingers are classed as a herbaceous perennial and have enjoyed popularity as an ornamental plant in Asia and the Far East for centuries. Only recently have they become known as outstanding ornamentals in the U.S.
Gingers are finding favor as interior landscape plants and most do very well in containers.

This variety is fast growing as gingers go.

Awesome bloom attracts butterflies  !

Easy care low maintenance addition to just about any landscape.
Great potted plant accent for a porch or patio, and does well indoors.

Winter Shipping = add a Heat Pack


  • Safely shipped bare root in sterile medium.

  • Buyer assumes risks due to state agricultural regulations and bare root shipping.

  • Please track orders with carrier using text/email alerts and have your plant received directly from the driver to avoid damage due to extreme temperatures and/or lack of humidity, etc.

  • To avoid risk of damage to plants during delivery, please do not place an order when extreme temperature or weather conditions are likely.

  • Winter shipping - protect your plant(s) with a Heat Pack add-on! A northerly route and or possible delays during shipping could damage your tropical plant(s). If you did not add a heat pack to your order we cannot be held responsible.

  • All of our plants are grown in various amounts of shade, therefore your plants will require a slow introduction into appropriate amounts of sun.

  • In most cases your plants will benefit from providing an environment with enhanced humidity upon arrival until root function has normalized.

  • For all items "quantity available" greater than ( 1 ) item shipped may not be actual item in the photo.

  • Titles refer to growing container size appropriate for plant being sold. Plant size may vary accordingly.

  • All "Fresh & Clean" seed from a proven viable source. Typical germination rates provided on request. Germination not guaranteed due to use of various individual germination techniques.

  • Return policy: If for any reason your order arrives in poor condition due to negligence on our part, we will gladly refund the purchase price or send a replacement. Buyers must please send a notification within ( 1 ) day of arrival describing the problem accompanied by photos of the un-altered plant in its original packing material.

  • Plant / tree propagation is from seed unless method such as cutting or grafting is stated.

  • Questions ? Don't hesitate to ask. We're happy to help !

Daniela & Dave

Let's Grow Florida !

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