The cooler than average Spring time this year had made the Kaempferia galanga (Kencur plant) grow much later. Last year it started to grow new leaves in early November, but this year it is just growing new shoots now by the end of December. The sudden hot and humid days recently had made it grow like crazy with more new growths than before. Hopefully that next autumn will be warm enough to make the rhizome mature before the plant lost foliage for winter time. They say that it will take around 7 months for the rhizome to mature.

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