Chinese Keys - Boesenbergia rotunda

$ 9.75
9 In Stock
SKU: 000707
Plants for sale: Rhizome with new growth. Beautiful little tropical foliage plant from the Ginger family which grows to just over 1/2 a meter tall. It has underground rhizomes which look a bit like a set of keys, or a bunch of funny shaped carrots. Leaves are a very nice light green. Foliage tends to be more dark green in a shady position. Flowers are pink to white. Rhizomes, young leaves and shoots are edible, and can be used in salads, pickles, soups etc. It can be eaten raw but is also used in cooking.

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Beautiful little tropical foliage plant from the Ginger family which grows to just over 1/2 a meter tall. It has underground rhizomes which look a bit like a set of keys, or a bunch of funny shaped carrots. Leaves are a very nice light green. Foliage tends to be more dark green in a shady position. Flowers are pink to white. Rhizomes, young leaves and shoots are edible, and can be used in salads, pickles, soups etc. It can be eaten raw but is also used in cooking. 

How to grow Chinese Keys

This little plant thrives in a moist, fertile position. It's best in an at least partly shaded position in well draining soil. Plant your rhizomes about 10cm deep (check the previous planting mark on the plant you receive, plant them just as deep as they were in our nursery). If you are planting multiple Chinese Keys, plant them about 30cm apart for a nice little row. 

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Plants for sale: Rhizome with new shoots