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Variegated Shell Ginger


This striking tropical evergreen is similar to the species with the exception of the foliage. Dark green leaves are variegated with pale yellow striping. 'Variegata' also tends to be lower growing.

Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Shiny

Leaf length : 24"

Leaf width : 5"

Leaf shape : Lance-shaped

Leaf color : Variegated - Green with pale yellow striping

Flower Characteristics

Flower fragrance : Yes

Flower shape : Shell-like

Flower color : Brown

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 3-4 ft.

Average size maturity height : 6-8 ft.

Growth rate : Slow-Moderate

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 15 to 20 F( Z8b)

Sunset zone : 14-24

Water requirements : Ample

Light exposure : Partial Shade

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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