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Kaempferia Genus

 

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Description

Kaempferia genus. This genus has about 50 species of rhizomatous perennials. They are cultivated for their aromatic leaves and flowers. They are frost tender, min 18C. They will need a moist atmosphere with partial shade and humus-rich soil. Propagation is by division in late spring.

Characteristics

Perennials, Fragrants

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their aromatic leaves and their flowers.

Cultivation

Allow to dry out when plants become dormant.

Propagation

Division in late spring.

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