Hope Gardens and Zoo took to Facebook on Sunday to display the awesome Shell Ginger now in full bloom in the sunken garden.
As stated by the Gardens located on Hope Road, “This beautiful flowering ginger has white flowers with gorgeous red-yellow mouths. It blooms for several weeks and is easy to propagate.”
Alpinia zerumbet, commonly known as shell ginger, is a perennial species of ginger native to East Asia. They can grow up to 8 to 10 feet tall. They are grown as ornamentals and their leaves are used in cuisine and traditional medicine. They are also sometimes known as the pink porcelain lily, variegated ginger or butterfly ginger.
Shell Ginger is used in Japanese cooking, and is also effective when used to control diabetes and hypertension. What’s more is that the shell ginger has proven to be useful as a treatment for HIV.
Isn’t it beautiful? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.