Shellflower
Alpinia nutans
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept very moist, while during winter it should be kept moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Mist every 5 days
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 6.1 - 7.5
Acidity preference loves neutral pH conditions
Toxicity not poisonous

Origin

Climate tropical rainforest

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Names

Other common names Dwarf cardamom
Family Zingiberaceae
Other scientific names Amomum compactum

Characteristics

Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 7 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -17°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • pale pink
Leaf color
  • green
Fruit color
  • orange