Kaempferia galanga


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English Common Name: Aromatic Ginger, Resurrection Lily, Lesser Galangal

Chinese Name / 中文名: 山奈 (Shānnài), 沙姜 (Shā jiāng)

Other Local Name: Kencur (Indonesia), Cekur (Malaysia), Proh hom (Thailand)

Family Name: Zingiberaceae

Scientific Name: Kaempferia galanga

Classification: Angiosperms (Flowering Plants)‎ > ‎Magnoliophyta (Flowering Plants Division)‎ > ‎Zingiberales‎ > ‎Zingiberaceae (Ginger Family)‎ > ‎Kaempferia

Origin: India

Growth Habit: Shrub

Characteristic: A small monocot plant with plain green leaves that lay flat on the ground.

Care Requirements: Prefers partial shade and lots of watering. Requires consistently moist soil.

Images Location: Penang, Malaysia

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