Alpinia sp. (unidentified species)
Zingiberaceae, of China's rain forests
Gingers are beautiful tropical plants usually in the under
storey of forests. They prefer shaded valleys, edges of forests, and river
In a valley like on the picture below you have a good chance to find several
different species at the edge of the forests. Many species have extraordinary
beautiful flowers. Also, some species are rich in medicinal substances
that are gaining more and more reputation as medicine to treat cancer.
So, why not keep a plant in your home that serves a double purpose: it
produces your medicine and it looks beautiful.
Rice fields surrounded by mountain forest in Xishuangbanna.
The edges of these forests are preferred habitats for many ginger species.
Many secondary forests of Xishuangbanna are used by local
people to plant Amomum villosum, a ginger which is used in Chinese medicine.
The ginger grows about 2 meters and covers the ground completely as on
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Gingers prefer the shaded and moist environment of valleys. If you have
a dark corner in your garden or a group of trees that make lots of shade
this will be ideal places.
locations where no direct sun light can burn the leaves are good places.
make seeds that germinate well in warm and moist soil. Check if we have
seeds or rhizomes available.
If you wish to import plants for sale on wholesale conditions, please
send us an e-mail.
you need rhizomes at larger
quantities, please write to us.
gingers are described in this book:
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