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Kaempferia pulchra - "Peacock Ginger"

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One thing about The Painted Leaf is that we love finding "new to us" plants. And the Kaempferia pulchra is just that. Sold to us as a Calathea species, we believed it at first as the way the leaves look and how they unfurl is reminiscent of a Calathea. However, there was no movement, which furthered our research.

The Kaempferia pulchra, more commonly known as Peacock Ginger is a low-growing plant with relatively large, rounded leaves, similar to some of the Calathea species we love.

In the summer, you may spot some delicate flowers, similar to the flowers seen on Maranta plants. The plant may go dormant in the winter, unless you maintain a tropical climate indoors. (warm, humid conditions). 

These plants can be difficult to get the hang of, so be sure to read the water and light requirements in the other tabs!

Pet lovers will be happy to know that these plants are non-toxic. But please don't let cute little Tabby nibble these beautiful leaves!

Note: Plants are unique! The plant pictured is meant to give you an idea of the specification and quality of the plant you will receive, but will not be an exact replica.

Light Requirements

Bright Indirect

This plant love lots of light to maintain its larger leaves. However, it is important to note that direct light is way too harsh. Giving it as much indirect light as you can is ideal.

Water Requirements

Moderate

This plant likes moist, humid, tropical conditions (not wet!). I like to give these plants a bit of water frequently, as opposed to drenching them and allowing them to dry out. Keep the humidity up during the winter. If you notice the plant going dormant in the winter (losing leaves), reduce watering until there are no leaves, then do not water until the Spring. Similar to a Caladium, you can also unearth the roots and store them throughout the winter, and replant in the spring.

Note: Be sure not to let the plant sit in pooled water as that can cause root rot.

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