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Kencur

24 reviews

Usually available: October to March

Life cycle: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: 10 - 15cm
Position: Sun / part shade
Soil preference: Well drained

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 Kencur Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Kaempferia galanga

An unusual hard to find asian spice used in Indonesian satay and Malaysian perut ikan.

Kencur is a low growing perennial with tuberous roots and almost rounded green spreading leaves: It has short lived white flowers with purple lips.

Originally from India and China used in traditional medicine.

Has antibacterial properties, improves digestion and has diuretic effects.

Fresh rhizomes and young shoots are pickled eaten raw or cooked as vegetables.

The tuberous roots are pounded and are an essential ingredient of Indonesian peanut sauce. In Thai cooking the roots and leaves are used in curry paste for fish and young leaves are eaten raw as a vegetable.

In Malaysia, the leaves of kaempferia galanga (cekur in malaysia) is used in perut ikan a favourite Malaysian dish..

Growing Conditions

Kaempferia galanga is tropical but can be grown in temperate regions, inside or in a glasshouse.They like a fertile well drained soil and lots of water during the growing season but should be kept fairly dry during their dormant time in the winter.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

Returns

We want you to be thrilled with your purchase from us. If you are not satisfied with an item and need to return it, we're here to help.

Herb Plants
- If you are unhappy with the quality of Herb plants they must be photographed on the day of receiving and emailed to us within 24 hours.

Find out more about our Returns & Refunds.

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    AS
    03/12/2021
    Annisa S.
    Australia Australia
    Kencur

    Bought 2 kencur plants, delivery was very prompt. They are very healthy, and growing vigorously even only within days after I repot them into larger pots. Now I just need to keep them warm and survive Canberra winter. Customer service is fantastic, responsive to my inquiries. Thanks so much!

    WV
    02/20/2021
    Widi v.
    Australia Australia
    Good product

    I'm so pleased, my kencur arrived in good condition. Thank you Mudbrick Herb Cottage for your good service

    AR
    02/19/2021
    Arie R.
    Australia Australia
    good product

    when i receive the product, it was still fresh, so easy to move into bigger pot.