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Alpinia Nutans, False Cardamom

Regular price $15.00 USD
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Scientific Name: Alpinia Nutans

Common Name: Shellflower, False Cardamom or Dwarf Cardamom

Description: Alpinia Nutans is a small ginger with thick lush leaves. The foliage has a spicy cinnamon scent when rubbed. The compact growth habit makes it ideal for borders or under-story filler.

Uses: Typically grown for its ornamental and fragrant foliage. The leaves can be used in cooking to wrap and flavor food or to make tea.  It is also used in some cultures as a medicinal plant used as a diuretic, antifungal, and antiulcer. In Japan it is used as food preservative.

NOTE: The item pictured is similar to the plant you will receive. Plants are unique; the shape, color and number of leaves may sometimes vary. "XL" denotes plants that are over 12 inches tall.  Contact if you have any questions.

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