Variegated Shell Ginger


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Variegated Shell Ginger



Oh snap! I'm your new favourite Ginger - move over, Ed Sheeran! I'm a hardy, tropical, clumping plant with stunning variegated foliage. I can grow in full sun, but I prefer a bit of shade. Keep me watered during the warmer months and don't put me in your tea.


Product Information

Alpinia Zerumbet ‘Variegata’
Variegated Shell Ginger

Native distribution


Key attributes

Vibrant bands of yellow and green adorn the leaves of this ornamental ginger. When mature, the plant produces a long pendent white inflorescence that open up into yellow and orange flowers.

  • Bright with some direct sunlight.
  • Water moderately, allow the top 3cm of soil to dry.
  • Pet friendly.

Your new Variegated Shell Ginger comes in one size and could grow up to approximately 3m in height.

Large: 30-45cm in height. Planted in a 200mm black nursery pot.

Care mode

This clumping plant produces new shoots from an underground rhizome so old shoots can be removed if damaged to make room for the new shoots. Prefers to be homed in a bright room with some direct sunlight. Water regularly allowing soil to dry out into between waterings. Fertilise in warmer months.

Feeding your indoor plants

To get the best out of your indoor plants, you will need to feed them some food. The Good Plant Co Indoor Plant Food will provide all the nutrients they need to grow more leaves and help them stay strong. When the plant is actively growing during the warmer months, it needs a bit more food and water. During the slow growing season (cooler winter months) your plant doesn’t eat or drink as much (no extra winter layer of fat for these babies). Sometimes it’s ok to be a helicopter parent – respond to your plant’s needs. To keep the dust off your beautiful indoor plant leaves use The Good Plant Co Leaf Shine. Moral of the story, if it is growing new leaves then it will need more water and food!

We take great care in growing, packaging, and shipping your new plants so they’re ready to thrive in your home. This includes keeping them safe while they travel from our wholesale nursery to your doorstep.

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