Shell Flower, Alpinia zerumbet ‘Variegata’
Robust, upright perennial with stalked, hairless, mid-green variegated leaves; in summer erect racemes 3 ft. long appear with small white flowers within coloured bracts; may grow to 6 ft.
Water moderately; feed with a balanced fertilizer monthly; prefers bright, filtered light
Treat plantlets produced in the inflorescences produced as offsets; root division
Roots and leaves have been used medicinally for reducing blood pressure and as a stress reliever
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