Alpinia purpurata

Quick Characteristics:

Flower Colors: red, pink
Life form: rhizome

Alpinia purpurata is a species native to the Maluku islands of Indonesia to the southwest Pacific. It is commonly grown in tropical gardens and many varieties of different shades are available. An interesting property in this species is that young plants can develop from old inflorecences.

Alpinia purpurata 'Pink' was photographed by Nhu Nguyen showing the young plants developing out of an old inflorescence.

Alpinia purpurata, Nhu Nguyen

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