3 Gallon
Ginger / Butterfly, Red
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Ginger / Butterfly, Red

Latin Name:

Hedychium coronarium

Plant Type:

Perennial

Description:

Stalks four to six feet (120-180cm) tall with white flowers, produced several at a time over a long period, at the top.

Origin:

India

Environment:

Suitable only for a greenhouse

Foliage:

No

Flowering:

Yes

Season:

GI

Fragrant:

Yes

Growing Ease:

Requires a little extra care

Temperature:

50-75°F, 10-24°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in full sunlight coming from the South/East/West

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) will suffice. Check purchased soil to see that it is well aerated and add sand or perlite and peat moss if it seems to pack too tightly. Give the plants a chance to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization program has been successful for you. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part moist peat or humus (leaf mold) and a light dusting of lime. Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Drench the soil and let it become moderately dry between waterings. If you use rainwater, be careful as it could be acidic. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed every two weeks during the summer with a water soluble fertilizer.

Plant Pests:

Prone to scale. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Division of rhizomes in the spring. After dividing the rhizomes plant them in their regular potting mix.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Mist occasionally with warm water (lime free to avoid leaf staining). Repot every spring and in the fall prune the plant right down.

Is Genus:

No

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