Saturday, April 23, 2011

Shell ginger (Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata')

From the neighbourhood 'temple' park

The shell ginger has the most interesting looking flowers - white, shell like (!), they remind me of peeled lychees.

May 15th 2011 Update:
From the garden around the pool where i go to swim


lotusleaf said...

I have this plant in my garden. The shell-like flowers do resemble 'shelled' lytchies!

Anonymous said...

Yes, the blooms are very pretty!

About my B&B, it's on the upper floor of our house. The garden area is very small but I have used every inch of space for plants! Trying to make do with whatever soil area is left!;) Hope you'll come and stay here some day, Arati!

radha said...

The leaves are also ornamental.

p3chandan said...

Lovely variegated foliage, hope to see the flowers one day!

Arati said...

thank you all, it is nice hearing from you.
@kanak - thank you! would love to visit!
@p3- yes they are in bloom now, i'll take a picture soon!