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#1 User is offline   amostkt 

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 03:17 AM

A big hello to all Zingiberaceae growers.... How have all your gingers been doing? Did you give them sufficient water and shade? Are the leaf tips turning brown and are you feeding them?

Gingers to many are simply just the gingers that we "Makan", consume, in our daily lives. Always thought to be aromatic and flavourful and all in green. But there are many gingers that we don't commonly see and we don't even dare to taste. I have no idea what has gotten into me to like gingers so much recently and i've been going to the market to look for interesting ginger roots to pot up. I have also been searching for nice collectable gingers online to satisfy my craving for exotic and beautiful species.

I suppose what started it all, my craze, was when i took a photo of this Zingiber species that i purchased long time ago.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/asiaticgreen/Gingers/Zingibersp_SilverLeaf.jpg

After i took the photo, i was amazed at what appeared on my camera screen, a near white reflection on the leaves. At first i thought my camera's white balance was wrong but it appeared to be fine. I then took a closer look and the leaves had small reflective pigments covering the surface. Want an amazing surprise..that day.

Here's a photo of the flower bracts of the above Zingiber species with reflective leaves.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/asiaticgreen/Gingers/Zingibersp_SilverLeaf_F.jpg

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 03:24 AM

Here are some of the gingers that i have in my collection..

Globba leucantha is a common species from in many parts of Peninsular Malaysia from Johor to Perak, they are rather tall in their globba family, growing to about 2-3 feet tall. Carrying long string for fruits and white flowers.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/asiaticgreen/Gingers/Globbaleucantha_F.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/asiaticgreen/Gingers/Globbasp_WhitePerak.jpg

Globba on the other hand is a small almost dwarf species, compared to leucantha, growing to about 5 - 7 inches tall, with bright orange-red flowers. Leaf surface are green and velvety, with a deep red underside.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/asiaticgreen/Gingers/Globbaunifolia_F.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/asiaticgreen/Gingers/Globba.jpg
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Posted 02 April 2010 - 03:31 AM

Some of my favourate gingers...

Scaphochlamys biloba
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/asiaticgreen/Gingers/Scaphochlamysbiloba_L.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/asiaticgreen/Gingers/Scaphochlamysbiloba.jpg

Burbidgea nitida
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/asiaticgreen/Gingers/Burbidgeanitida.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/asiaticgreen/Gingers/Burbidgeanitida2.jpg
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Posted 02 April 2010 - 03:34 AM

Some tall species..

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/asiaticgreen/Gingers/Burbidgeanitida2.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/asiaticgreen/Gingers/cc02770e.jpg

And some ground hugging species...

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/asiaticgreen/Gingers/Kaesp.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/asiaticgreen/Gingers/Kae.jpg
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Posted 02 April 2010 - 03:36 AM

And a variety of one single species.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/asiaticgreen/Gingers/Scaphochlamys.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/asiaticgreen/Gingers/Scaphochlamys-sp.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/asiaticgreen/Gingers/Scaphokunstleri_Speciosa_F.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/asiaticgreen/Gingers/Scaphokunstleri_Speciosa_L.jpg

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 08:49 AM

got this one bo?

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/asiaticgreen/Gingers/Scaphochlamys-sp.jpg

Me interested in the big large types. Etlingeras, Hornstedtias, Zingibers, Platiostachys..etc
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Posted 06 April 2010 - 12:00 AM

very nice collection. i have this in my garden: i was just wondering if the leaves can be use for cooking since they have the same ginger aromatic smell
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/asiaticgreen/Gingers/cc02770e.jpg
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Posted 06 April 2010 - 11:33 AM

which nursery has a good selection of gingers? WF has alpinia purpurata, alpinia vittata, butterfly gingers, torch gingers. i think that's all.
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 02:47 AM

My nursery has a small collection of Gingers and if you're interested you can visit my nursery, PM me for more details.

I will be bringing some Gingers to Hortpark on the 15th May, 10am - 6pm, you might want to go there to look for gingers too.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 12:19 PM

View Postamostkt, on 13 May 2010 - 02:47 AM, said:

My nursery has a small collection of Gingers and if you're interested you can visit my nursery, PM me for more details.

I will be bringing some Gingers to Hortpark on the 15th May, 10am - 6pm, you might want to go there to look for gingers too.


amos..i'll try to be at hortpark in the morning..see ya
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Posted 16 May 2010 - 01:22 PM

I also like ginger, taken photo from my downstairs garden to share with u.

http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr126/slim013130/SANY0261.jpg
http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr126/slim013130/SANY0228.jpg
http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr126/slim013130/ginger.jpg
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 12:46 AM

Hi Serene, the second one is not a ginger lae.. it is a Bromeliad, but it does resemble the ginger bracts.
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 09:13 AM

View PostSerene, on 16 May 2010 - 01:22 PM, said:

I also like ginger, taken photo from my downstairs garden to share with u.

http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr126/slim013130/SANY0261.jpg
http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr126/slim013130/SANY0228.jpg
http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr126/slim013130/ginger.jpg


Hi Serene

I nevr knew the 3rd one got such nice coloured flowers!! i have a pot @ home bot from a few sales ago @ hortpark..will try to "talk" to my pot so it can also flower :hysterical:/>

Tanks Serene!
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 09:46 AM

View Postamostkt, on 17 May 2010 - 12:46 AM, said:

Hi Serene, the second one is not a ginger lae.. it is a Bromeliad, but it does resemble the ginger bracts.

Hi amostkt,
Thanks for correcting me, so this is a bromeliad and not a ginger.
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:55 AM

saw these lovely torch ginger flowers last evening.. when will mine bloom????

http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss143/elwingo/Image009-13.jpg
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 09:59 AM

I wish i have the space for flowering etlingers too...hai....Soon i hope... very soon...

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 12:21 PM

View Postamostkt, on 22 May 2010 - 09:59 AM, said:

I wish i have the space for flowering etlingers too...hai....Soon i hope... very soon...



I am also interested if you manage to find that space.
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 06:17 PM

can i get ginger from supermarket to grow it?
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:16 PM

View PostHenryH, on 23 February 2017 - 06:17 PM, said:

can i get ginger from supermarket to grow it?


Yes, they are easy to grow. You can try turmeric and galangal too. Turmeric is small, but galangal is kinda big.
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Posted 28 February 2017 - 04:15 PM

Keff is absolutely right. Super duper easy. So far my ginger and turmeric are self-supply. Just bury the leftovers or little side roots in soil and they will multiply endlessly. Totally fuss free.
Good idea with galangal. I will try planting some too ;)/>
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