- Flower nameAlpinia zerumbet
- Scientific nameAlpinia zerumbet
- AliasAlpinia zerumbet, Shell Ginger, ゲットウ, 月桃, アルピニア, Alpinia, サンニン, ハナソウカ
- Place of originIndia and Southeast Asia
- Place of floweringGreenhouse, Botanical Gardens, Subtropical region, Okinawa
- Flowering seasonMay, June
- Language of flowersLove for one day only
What is Alpinia zerumbet
Alpinia zerumbet or Shell Ginger ( scientific name: Alpinia zerumbet) is an evergreen perennial herb of the ginger family Zingiberaceae, native to India and Southeast Asia. It is also called Getto, Alpinia, and Sannin. In Japan, it grows wild mainly in Okinawa. Beautiful white to pale pink flower spikes hang down. In addition to being used as a houseplant, the ivy is used to make baskets, the fragrant leaves are wrapped around steamed rice cakes (ghetto) or used as a skin lotion, the rhizome is used for insect bites, and the seeds are used as an intestinal remedy.
Common name: Alpinia zerumbet, scientific name: Alpinia zerumbet, also known as Getto, Alpinia, Sannin, Place of origin: India, Southeast Asia, Plant height: 200-300 cm, Leaf color: Green, Leaf shape: Oval, Leaf inflorescence: Alternate, Flower color: White to light pink, Inflorescence: Acicular, Inflorescence length: 30-50 cm, Flowering season: May-June, Lip petal color: Yellow, Fruiting season: September-October.