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Alpinia zerumbet variegata 140mm

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Botanical Name: Alpinia Zerumbet Variegata 140mm

Common Name: Shell Ginger

Current Height (from the top of the pot): 350mm

The Alpinia Zerumbet Variegata or Shell Ginger adds a pop of colour to tropical gardens, and is grown for its attractive green and gold striped foliage. It is a hardy plant, showing year round interest with its outstanding ornamental features.


  • Striking green and gold bold irregular stripes
  • Spiral leaf arrangement
  • Compact plant
  • Oblong leaves
  • Multi trunked clumping stems
  • Pink and white shell-like flowers in spring
  • Drooping flowers form at the end of leafy stems
  • Fast growth rate
  • Shows year round interest 


Dappled sun or shade. Protect from harsh afternoon sun.

Ideal For:

  • Border
  • Accent
  • Suitable for indoors
  • Feature plant
  • Lining driveways or sidewalks 

Plant Apart:


Height at Maturity:


Average Height:

from the top of the Pot: 350mm 

Environment Conditions:

  • Soil: 
    • Average - slightly acidic and sandy soil 
    • Well-drained 
  • Climate:
    • Best in partial shade
    • Can handle a wide range of conditions 
  • Durability:
    • Is not drought tolerant 


  • Requires regular watering in the growing season
  • Use a slow release fertiliser annually 
  • Little to no maintenance or grooming required
  • Can remove old foliage for tidy appearance
  • Not suitable for shaping


  • Showy feature for tropical style gardens
  • Combine with dark foliage for dramatic contrast
  • Beautiful backdrop for flowering plants
  • Stands out in any landscape
  • Adaptable to a wide range of garden styles 



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