Thai Ginger tastes similar to Ginger with a with a more peppery taste. Used extensively in Thai, Vietnamese and Indonesian cooking .
Edible part of the plant is the rhizome or fleshy root system that it is quite fibrous and needs to be very finely chopped or grated before adding to the pan. It can also be cooked whole and served as a vegetable. The rhizomes are ready for harvesting when the leaves turn yellow. The dried form is sometimes called Laos powder.
Thai Ginger can be used to prevent nausea, as a stimulant, an antibacterial agent and as a body deodorizer.
Also makes an attractive landscape plant growing in dense clumps with sprays of small white blooms in summer
- Pot Size
- Green and white spray
- Flowering Time
- Full sun and part shade
- Cultural Notes
- Can be grown in full sun or shade. ideally suited to a warmer climate but can be grown in temperate areas but needs to be protected from frosts.