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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:33 PM

Good afternoon,
Any ideas where can I view blue ginger flower here in Singapore?


Thanks you
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:21 PM

eh. botanic garden and even some school garden.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:57 PM

The Blue Ginger plant is a popular ornamental landscaping plant for the tropical outdoor garden.
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Posted 21 July 2013 - 05:53 PM

Is this also known as the Torch Ginger?
I am looking to grow it.
Any one can tell me where to find and buy it?
Hopefully from the market, and not the nursery..
:)/>
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 02:04 PM

galangal is called 南姜.People tend to call it blue ginger, there is no indication of blue, maybe a bit blue only. I bought one big fresh rhizome from the supermarket and grow in the garden. Many places sell smaller pieces though, which can be affected by rot problem. I think it has white flower at the top of the plant.mine hasn't flower yet.

Torch ginger's flowers grow from near the ground. It has some colour varieties, bright red ones obviously will be popular. I do not know where to find bright red ones. Hort park or Botanic gardens have it, but you can't get them there. Torch ginger's rhizomes are generally not retailed in markets. Its flowers are used in rojak, this is the pink variety. This variety is quite common at community gardens. Some varieties are used in landscaping. Some are near red colour but not bright red. and some are white, some off-white.

Blue ginger is another plant. It originates from America.
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 03:45 PM

Thank you Ah Seng.
Do you know of anyone with some spare galangal to swop or give?
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 04:30 PM

View PostClick, on 22 July 2013 - 03:45 PM, said:

Thank you Ah Seng.
Do you know of anyone with some spare galangal to swop or give?


Sorry I don't know of anyone who has spare galangal. I think the supermarket ones are ok ,try to get from fresh stocks. Anyone got extra galangal ?
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 05:44 PM

View PostAhSeng, on 22 July 2013 - 04:30 PM, said:

Sorry I don't know of anyone who has spare galangal. I think the supermarket ones are ok ,try to get from fresh stocks. Anyone got extra galangal ?


Sorry to be so dense Ah Seng...
got photo of what the rhizome looks like so I can go buy?
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:25 PM

Galangal is lengkuas in Malay and torch ginger is bunga kantan. I have galangal plant to spare. Torch ginger rhizome not easy to get. I just managed to get it. Cant share yet cos just planted. Click I will p.m you when I get the galangal plant.
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:12 PM

View PostHupsusie, on 22 July 2013 - 09:25 PM, said:

Galangal is lengkuas in Malay and torch ginger is bunga kantan. I have galangal plant to spare. Torch ginger rhizome not easy to get. I just managed to get it. Cant share yet cos just planted. Click I will p.m you when I get the galangal plant.


Hi Hup, I want the bunga kantan if you have it. I can wait.:)/> Good things are worth waiting for... :)/>
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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:36 PM

Thank you for the galangal plant, Hup.
:)/>
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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:11 AM

View PostClick, on 26 July 2013 - 07:36 PM, said:

Thank you for the galangal plant, Hup.
:)/>/>

My pleasure. And thank you for the "sambung nyawa" cutting ( english name too long to remember ) :hitmyself:/>
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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:18 AM

hehe.. its is gynura procumbens..
Good for diabetes, high blood pressure and weight loss...
Am taking it for HBP... hoping that it will work very well... :)/>
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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:09 PM

Try garlic... as raw as possible for HBP.

Should really really work.

Apart from HBP, I think it's anti viral, reduces bad cholesterol, anti infection, performance enhancing, anti tumor etc.

Hippocrates swore by it.

Try it.

View PostClick, on 27 July 2013 - 11:18 AM, said:

hehe.. its is gynura procumbens..
Good for diabetes, high blood pressure and weight loss...
Am taking it for HBP... hoping that it will work very well... :)/>/>

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:06 PM

View PostAh Pek, on 19 October 2013 - 12:09 PM, said:

Try garlic... as raw as possible for HBP.

Should really really work.

Apart from HBP, I think it's anti viral, reduces bad cholesterol, anti infection, performance enhancing, anti tumor etc.

Hippocrates swore by it.

Try it.



I love garlic... vampires hate me!!!
My wife avoid me... http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:52 PM

View PostClick, on 22 July 2013 - 03:45 PM, said:

Thank you Ah Seng.
Do you know of anyone with some spare galangal to swop or give?


Aiyo, just clear one big clump out in the bin as it grow so big and wild, next round you come, remember to dig some home, if you want the tourch ginger, I can't link up with my friend to sell you both red and pink.
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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:55 PM

View PostClick, on 22 July 2013 - 05:44 PM, said:

Sorry to be so dense Ah Seng...
got photo of what the rhizome looks like so I can go buy?
;(


"Blue ginger rhizomes are more "pink" and not blue!
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