Alpinia Galanga or Languas Galanga better known as Laos. This is a solid plant from the tropics related to the ginger.
Also called Thai ginger, Thai galangal or Romdeng. Laos is native to Indonesia, but is also widely used in Malaysia, Cambodia and Thailand.
The root of the plant is used as spice and has some flavor away from ginger. However, Laos tastes mild and sweeter than ginger.
It has a slightly sharp flavor whose aroma goes to pepper. Laos smells lightly spicy and a little bit citrus and is indispensable in the Oriental cuisine to taste meals.
The plant can grow to 150/200 cm high and has elongated green leaves.
In summer, the Alpinia Galanga gets clusters at the ends of the stems with special white flowers that are purple striped on the inside.
These flowers have some resemblance to the orchid.
The Alpinia galanga likes to be in full sun to half shade and the well-permeable soil may be slightly moist.
The plant is expanded by rootrhizomes. This delicious fresh root / tuber is used in the kitchen.
We prefer to keep the plants in a jar, wintering in a cool place is sufficient so that the turmeric comes in wintertime.
The foliage disappears from October / November and only the tuber remains, it will spring again in the spring around the end of May when the weather starts to get hotter.
We deliver this plant in a pot but do not have any praise from the end of October to the end of May.
Winter hardness zone 11 (+ 4ºC).