Alpinia caerulea

Where to buy locally

Indigiscapes Native Nursery

Paten Park Native Nursery

Additional cultivation notes

Good as a poolside plant and in tropical gardens. Not frost tolerant. Underside of leaf can be red or green, depending on variant.

Additional uses

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies. Flower buds and roots also edible when cooked – roots have a more earthy flavour.


Almond, orange and native ginger cake:

Native Ginger Barramundi: