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Alpinia gloriosa

26th November 2010

A friend raised some seedlings from a packet labelled "Alpinia gloriosa" and was kind enough to send me one. It has been vigorous and reasonably tolerant of conditions here considering the species doesn't seem to exist (I try to stay out of existential issues nowadays).

15th November 2013

It has grown in the Agave house, but it is probably too dry for it in the long term, and I will have to find a space for it somewhere equally warm but closer to a water supply.