Budget Wholesale Nursery Sydney

Alpinia nutans 200mm / 5L pots - Dwarf Cardamom

A great shade loving or full sun plant. Truly hardy! With a fantastic and unique smell! One of our favourite plants! This is a must have for every garden. 

Average height from the top of the pot: 250mm 

Botanical Name: Alpinia nutans 200mm / 5L pots - Dwarf Cardamom

Common Name: Dwarf Cardamom


The Alpinia Nutans commonly known as Dwarf Cardamom is a great shade loving or full sun plant. A member of the ginger family, It is truly hardy with a fantastic and unique spicy smell.


  • Evergreen thick lush foliage 
  • Compact growth habit
  • Dense tight clumping, bushy
  • Strappy green leaves
  • Stepped leaf arrangement
  • Fragrant foliage - spicy cinnamon/citrus
  • White shell ginger flowers in larger clumps


Full shade or partial shade

Ideal For:

  • Pots on balconies
  • Tropical/subtropical garden
  • Poolside
  • Informal gardens
  • Informal edging
  • Border 
  • Private screen 
  • Under-storey filler

Plant Apart:


Height at Maturity:


Average Height:

from the top of the Pot: 350mm  

Environment Conditions:

  • Soil: 
    • Average - slightly acidic soil 
    • Well-drained
  • Climate:
    • Partial shade preferred 
    • Can handle a wide range of conditions 
  • Durability:
    • Keep watered during hot periods
    • Allow to dry out slightly during winter


  • Low water requirement once established 
  • Use a slow release fertiliser annually 
  • Little to no maintenance or grooming required
  • Can remove old foliage for tidy appearance
  • Not suitable for shaping


  • Tropical style gardens
  • Oriental style gardens
  • Adaptable to a wide range of garden styles 
  • In ground or in pots
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