Galangal - Thai Ginger (Large Established Plant)

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Galangal - Thai Ginger (Alpinia Galanga)

Embark on a culinary adventure with Thai Galangal, the exotic and aromatic wonder of Southeast Asia! This robust root is a cornerstone of Thai cuisine and many other South East Asian dishes, revered for its unique blend of spicy, citrusy, and earthy flavours. With a firmer texture than its ginger cousin, Galangal adds an invigorating zing to soups, curries, and stir-fries, elevating dishes with its complex and tantalising taste. Not just a flavour powerhouse, it’s also lauded for its medicinal properties, aiding digestion and boosting immunity. Add this versatile and healthful root to your kitchen repertoire and discover the vibrant essence of Thai cooking!

Plant Care

  • Soil: Prefers rich, well-drained soil high in organic matter with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5.
  • Watering: Requires consistent moisture, so water regularly to keep the soil from drying out.
  • Temperature: Best grown in warm conditions, thriving between 22°C and 35°C. It is not frost-tolerant and should be protected in cooler climates.
  • Light: Prefers partial shade or filtered sunlight, especially in hotter climates to prevent leaf scorch
  • Fertilising: Feed with a balanced fertilizer like 10-10-10 every two months during the growing season. Supplement with organic compost for better results.
  • Pruning: Minimal pruning is needed, mostly just to remove old or dead stems to encourage new growth.
  • Mulching: Apply organic mulch to help retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and provide additional nutrients as it breaks down.
  • >Pest Control: Look out for common pests such as spider mites and root rot in overly moist conditions. Use fungicides and insecticides as needed.
  • Flowering and Fruiting: Rarely flowers outside its native tropical environment. The plant is primarily grown for its aromatic rhizomes.
  • Potting: Suitable for large containers, ensure good drainage and regular fertilization to accommodate its growth needs.
  • eeding Regime: Regular applications of a balanced fertilizer during the growing season enhance rhizome development.

We ship our plants and garden supplies throughout New Zealand. Due to the increased costs of shipping and packaging, we now apply a minimal delivery charge. After offering free shipping for three consecutive years, we find it necessary to adjust this policy to align with current market conditions. However, we have lowered our prices to help offset this change.

Please note, we do not ship plants or garden supplies internationally from New Zealand. We do export plants and tissue culture materials from our overseas nursery, which requires a minimum order. Please contact us at to discuss your specific requirements.

Shipping (per plant)
Auckland & Northland: $20
Rest of North Island: $25
South Island: $35
Rural Address: Additional $5

Shipping Garden Supplies
Auckland & Northland: $10
Rest of North Island: $15
South Island: $20
Rural Address: Additional $5


  • Our plants are available for shipment throughout the year, depending on stock levels. Typical delivery times range from 5 to 7 business days, although they can take up to 10 business days depending on the destination.
  • We take extra care in packaging; most of our plants are secured in bespoke inserts and shipped in individual boxes to ensure they arrive undamaged.
  • Deliveries are scheduled once a week, typically on Monday. If you place your order over the weekend, we aim to dispatch your plants on the following Monday. This scheduling allows our team to prepare your order thoroughly and ensures the courier has sufficient time to deliver your plants safely, avoiding any unnecessary delays over the weekend.
  • All orders are shipped via courier track and trace service (not signature required)
  • We cannot deliver to PO Box addresses.
  • If you have a rural address, please contact us beforehand to discuss the best delivery options and avoid any potential issues.

Additional Delivery Information

  • We dispatch our plants year-round, as most are shipped with soil. During the winter months, we closely monitor weather conditions and may temporarily delay shipments if the weather is particularly severe. Our packing process includes adding insulation when necessary to protect the plants against temperature extremes.
  • In summer, we ensure that plants are thoroughly watered before they leave our nursery. Occasionally, we may need to ship plants bare-rooted, particularly when they cannot be comfortably re-potted into smaller packaging for shipping. We will always discuss this with you in advance if your plant needs to be shipped in this manner.
  • It's important to note that shipping can be a stressful experience for plants, often due to spending several days in a dark, confined space. While most plants withstand this with little to no stress, some may experience leaf drop. However, they generally recover quickly with some additional care, including proper watering and gradual reintroduction to light after arrival.

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Galangal - Thai Ginger (Large Established Plant)
Galangal - Thai Ginger (Large Established Plant)

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Cory Anderson

Excellent service and fast delivery. Great looking plant. My wife loves it !

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