Alpinia zerumbet ‘Variegata’ is a fabulous member of the Ginger family (Zingiberaceae). Native to te forests of Eastern Asia, this wonderfully exotic looking Alpinia is prized for its wonderful display of bold, variegated leaves which are bright green streaked with yellow.
Although not hardy Alpinia zerumbet ‘Variegata’ makes an excellent house plant and will thrive in a bright spot indoors. Keep out of direct sunlight which may cause scorch and ensure that your Alpinia is kept well watered during thr growing season.
The beautifully variegated foliage is reason enough to afford Alpinia zerumbert ‘Variegata’ a place in your home, however, on rare occasion, particularly happy plants may send up fabulous splays of white-pink flowers which have bold yellow and cerise centres.