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Posted 25 February 2007 - 08:46 AM

Just some pics to share of this wonderful group of gingers, and hopefully many more people will be interested in them... ;)/>

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t37/Xanthos_photos/Gingers/CIMG5308.jpg

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t37/Xanthos_photos/Gingers/CIMG5309.jpg

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t37/Xanthos_photos/Gingers/CIMG5306.jpg
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 09:35 AM

Beautiful specimens & pictures! Long time never see your post. I almost thought the ginger movement here has been stagnating!
These beautiful plants tend to flop their leaves flat on the ground. What's the name of the species in the 2nd picture?
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 07:07 PM

Gingers are a really cool group of plants, really hope to see more people getting interested in them....

As to the identity of the species in the 2nd pic, I'm not too sure about it, but I guess it could be K. marginata... Really love the silvery green leaves with hues of pink...
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 07:31 PM

Attached is a photo of my kaempferia pulchra. An easy and rewarding plant!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/tengiber/DSCN0295.jpg

World Farm used to stock lots of different kinds of ginger but now they seem to be moving on to other plants. AMK oso not much liao. Any other lobang to get new stuff?
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 07:49 PM

No lar, I myself also looking for lobang to get the more exotic gingers which nurseries here don't really bring in...

btw, I can't seem to see the pic of your K. pulchra, could be my com's problem...
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 07:58 PM

Wow, nice Kaempferias! :flowers:/>

I've only got pulchra.
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Posted 10 March 2007 - 05:58 PM

Hi Light Bulb,

Just discovered your thread about this ginger plant. I had a similar plant as yours shown on the first photo. I have posted my photo on another thread - leafy vegetable, asking for ID.

I inherited this plant from someone dear, and never get to find out more how to take care of it. Would appreciate it if you could share your knowledge.

The pot is with several clumps and I don't know how to separate it into individual pot, I'm sure it would look even nicer in a pot on its own.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 08:24 PM

Actually, those kaempferias are pretty easy plants to take care of... Just grow them in a well draining medium, and give them lots of fertiliser and they should do well... You can separate the clumps into individual plants by breaking/cutting the rhizome of the ginger...

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 08:35 PM

Here's a latest picture of one of the ground hugging kaempferias I've posted earlier... I really love the silvery-green sheen and the purplish tinge....

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t37/Xanthos_photos/Gingers/DSC09843.jpg

Enjoy!
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:19 PM

Does pot size matters ? I was told a shallow pot would do better, is that right ?
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:33 PM

urm.... they would normally grow feeding roots that will extend deep into the soil, so a shallow pot may not be ideal... at least that's from my limited experience lar... As for the mix i use normal house plant soil mixed with perlite to improve drainage...

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:41 PM

how often do you need to repot ?

sorry, so many questions to ask. I really want to take care of this pot cos' it's sentimental to me.
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