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Galangal, Greater (Alpinia galanga) potted plant, organic

(8 customer reviews)

$11.00

Family:  Ginger (Zingiberaceae)

Hardy to zone 9 to 12, otherwise grown as a potted plant and brought in for the winter
Herbaceous perennial native to Asia.  Galangal is used as a cooking spice, mainly for curries and soups.  It has a ginger-like hotness but a sweetly aromatic flavor that is, actually, the predominant flavor in good “Tom-kha-kai” soup that many of you have probably tasted in Thai restaurants.  The root (rhizome, actually) also is the source of an essential oil used in flavoring.  The young shoots are edible and delicious.  Plants prefer warmth, fast-draining soil, part shade, and protection from frost.  Space plants 2 feet apart.

Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

 

 

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  1. Question

    Jyotsna Mahindrakar (verified owner)

    I got a nice plant from you. I’m in San Jose, Ca. It’s right now still in same pot in came in and I want to replant and want to know if it can take northern Ca winter. Also does it like watering daily in pot?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hello, we have provided directions saying that the plant is best potted up to a gallon upon receipt. San Jose is a Zone 9 and the monograph lists this as a zone 9 to 12, so it is barely winter hardy for you, mulch well, water frequently. richo

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  2. Question

    Tim

    Which one would be better for tea the greater galangal or the lesser galangal? Where would you find the lesser galangal root if you don’t grow it?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      generally greater galangal is considered a soup herb and lesser galangal is a cinnamon-tasting medicinal herb that will yield to tea or decoction. This is a standard medicinal in TCM–you can get it in Chinatown. r

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    Neelima

    Which country you are located in. USA usda rules are strict. Is there any problem in receiving as a result ?

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  4. Question

    debra godwin

    does the galangal spread and multiply ? how is it harvested once it is established?

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  5. Question

    Susie

    I love to cook so I want greater galangal. What is the shipping cost between 1 plant vs 3 plant pack? I live in Dallas Fort Worth area.

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    • Judy

      Admin Judy

      Before checking out, go to the Cart page. You can calculate shipping there by entering your shipping information before finalizing your order.

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    • Liz

      What size is each plant, a gallon container or? Or how much galangal root in weight is sent for each or of 1 and of 3? Are they shipped bare root? Or how many roots/ryzomes are in each order? Thank you

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Liz,
      The plants are in 5-inch-deep pots. They are nicely established growing plants in pots. They aren’t sold on the basis of root weight. if you buy one plant \you get one plant, and if you buy 3 plants you get 3 plants.
      Richo

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  6. Question

    Susie

    I live in Dallas, TX. Will this plant grow? We have a very hot summer and cold winter.

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    Reasay Ros

    Is there a difference between Greater Galangal and Lesser Galangal? I was wondering because you have both varieties. I was just hoping to purchase a galangal varietal that’s similar to the ones I get at the grocery store.

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      Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hello Reasay, That would be the greater galangal. The lesser is more like ginger and cinnamon. The greater is more like what is used in tom-kha-khei soup. r

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    blick002

    Robust plant!

    blick002 (verified owner)

    Very healthy plants arrived and have thrived indoors over the winter in northern MN. Can’t wait to get them outside in pots and watch them grow!

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  9. Question

    Robert L

    I’m leaving our beloved Oregon for Maui to start a pharm and apiary and plan to grow a variety of gingers (amongst other specialty) crops at farmers’ markets. Are these and the other types of ginger sold here adapted for tropical climates and good stock for propagation?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hello Robert, Our gingers are greenhouse grown, work well in HI and can be shipped there with no problems (we are a state certified nursery). Please contact us when you get settled and we’ll happily supply you with some nice stock.
      Richo

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  10. Clyde Keating

    Clyde Keating

    As an old Ag. Teacher , with cancer I have been unable to find any Lesser Galangal for planting . I have 100. plus tumeric plants that are doing great and looking to growing my own Galangal . I feel by combining the two. I will.be able to control my cancer! I live in southeast Louisiana and I can help my friends and neighbors with my growing knowledge of herbs Hope you can help THANKS so much!

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      I am unsure as to why this comment would be made–we have plenty of lessser galangal plants in stock.

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    • eb (verified owner)

      AT the moment the lesser galangal is not listed on your website!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hello eb, would love to send one of these to you, they are incredibly resilient, important, and. . . in stock. We changed the header to the Chinese name, so that is probably why it was hard to find it. Look for Gao-liang-jiang (Alpinia officinarum) potted plant, organic
      richo

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    Eileen Begley

    Eileen Begley

    I bought one over a year ago. It was packed and shipped well. It’s really thriving. It’s a pretty dark green so decorative. I am in California so winters are mild. Even with some light frost several times over the winter it continues to do well! I haven’t harvested any of the root as yet, but am looking forward to doing so. I have it in a pot. Will probably buy the “Lesser Galangal” next as it is more potent for medicine and I make my own tinctures.

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    • Yvonne

      Greetings, have joined wait-list for galangal. In EWA (pullmanish). No hurry. When is galangal “season”.

      Much love to you all.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Yvonne, thanks for the love and thanks for getting in touch. wish i had better news for you, we diversified our gingers so much that we have lots of different kinds but lack surplus on most of them. we’ll keep trying. richo

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