Greater Galangal (Alpinia galanga)
Greater Galangal (Alpinia galanga)
Greater Galangal (Alpinia galanga)
Greater Galangal (Alpinia galanga)

Greater Galangal (Alpinia galanga)

Regular price $11.95

Live Greater Galangal Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

Alpinia galangal is the scientific name for the Greater Galangal plant. The Greater Galangal plant is a perennial herb related to Ginger. It is native to Indonesia and South Asia. It is cultivated as a spice in Malaysia, Laos, and Thailand, where it is often locally referred to as 'langkawas'. Greater Galangal grows up to 6-8ft tall, and has long, wide, blade-like leaves. Greater Galangal grows from rhizomes, that are usually in deep clamps, and also bears bright red fruit. Both the rhizome and the fruit are used in medicine and cooking.

The rhizome is used in most Thai and other southeast Asian recipes, especially as a curry paste with seafood and meat dishes. The rhizome is either cut into pieces or mashed into a paste. The flavor of the rhizome has been described as tasting sharp, spicy, and with a sweet taste. The unique taste is compared to a mix between black pepper and pine. The rhizome is also utilized in Voodoo practices. 

The berries are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as Ayurvedic medicine. Recent scientific research and bio-assays are starting to reveal that Alpinia galanga has chemical constituents like galangin, galangol, pinene and eugenol which contribute to the plant's anticancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, cardio-protective, neuroprotective, analgesic, and hepatoprotective effects on human health. 

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Rhizomatous Perennial Herb

Flowering & Harvest Season: Fall

Mature Size: 4 to 6 feet

Soil & Moisture: Rich, moist, well-draining soil 

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9+.  Grow Galangal as an Annual in any zone.  

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.