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#1 User is offline   yappie 

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 07:58 PM

Jus got a clump today !
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 08:38 PM

Hi there,

Sorry, that's not a Zingiber.

But instead its the Indonesian Wax Ginger, Tapeinochilus ananassae.

Where are you growing it?

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 08:46 PM

View Postwilson, on Jan 4 2009, 08:38 PM, said:

Hi there,

Sorry, that's not a Zingiber.

But instead its the Indonesian Wax Ginger, Tapeinochilus ananassae.

Where are you growing it?

Wilson



Oh thats sad, thought they look alike. I plant them in the ground :rolleyes:/>
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 09:13 PM

Hi there,

That's what I wanted to know. Keep the plant well fed and moist at all times. Can be grown in shady areas and it is related to the spiral gingers.

Can be propagated via stem-cuttings or babies that sometimes emerge at the branches.

Hope your plants do not get ravaged by grasshoppers or bagworms as they can be quite damaging.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 09:20 PM

View Postwilson, on Jan 4 2009, 09:13 PM, said:

Hi there,

That's what I wanted to know. Keep the plant well fed and moist at all times. Can be grown in shady areas and it is related to the spiral gingers.

Can be propagated via stem-cuttings or babies that sometimes emerge at the branches.

Hope your plants do not get ravaged by grasshoppers or bagworms as they can be quite damaging.

Wilson


Yah, start to see some grasshopers appearing, how to prevent them from chewing up the plants... i also have other ginger plants and helicornias around
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 09:23 PM

that's quite, quite gorgeous! any part of the plant edible? ;)/>
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 09:31 PM

View Postshamrock, on Jan 4 2009, 09:23 PM, said:

that's quite, quite gorgeous! any part of the plant edible? ;)/>



Hmm not that i know of. but the spiral ginger that has red small flowers, the boss said its rich in vitamins c, he consumes everyday.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 09:37 PM

View Postyappie, on Jan 4 2009, 09:31 PM, said:

Hmm not that i know of. but the spiral ginger that has red small flowers, the boss said its rich in vitamins c, he consumes everyday.


the boss?
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 10:07 PM

Hi All,

The red scales are the bracts of the inflorescence. The true flowers are those that peek out between the scales and are yellow in colour (you can see in the picture above where they appear near the top of the cone)!

I know the flowers of Costus are edible but I haven't really tried before those of the Indonesian Wax Ginger.

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:44 PM

View Postshamrock, on Jan 4 2009, 09:37 PM, said:

the boss?


Opps, the boss that sells me the ginger above
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