Tropicals forum: got a variegated shell ginger for my room

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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Feb 22, 2015 6:04 PM CST
I went to a nurshery to trade in some basket hangers and came home with a varigated shell ginger. i placed it under my grow light and it seems to be doing well,

it had aphids at the store so i sprayed it with soapy water and sponged the leaves prior to having with my other plants. the newest leaves on some stalks did curl slightly, i think it got some cold on the way home however i was told that they can tolerate cold spells.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 22, 2015 6:11 PM CST
Those are tropical plants. Plantsmylove, so they won't tolerate frost.
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Feb 22, 2015 6:27 PM CST
Luckily it only got mild leaf curl from the cold we wrapped it up in a paper bag and a plastic bag so nothing was exposed to the cold air.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 22, 2015 6:46 PM CST
Thumbs up
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Feb 22, 2015 8:00 PM CST
What i'd really like I guess is info on on to grow it. I heard shell ginger rarely blooms in a pot but I'm hopeful with the high light it will hopefully one day. I plan on having it outdoors in summer.


I plan on getting a new table set up for my houseplants come spring when the weather gets nice. I'll have it lower set so more space clieing to table ratio for the big ones.- bird of paradise and varigated shell ginger. How often should I repot the ginger it doesn't look pot bound now.
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 23, 2015 9:02 PM CST
I have lots of these, and different types of ginger around my house in the garden. Here, they like dappled shade and lots of water. The variegated shell gingers are slower growers than most of my other gingers in the garden, but also they're more cold tolerant. The other gingers die right back to the ground if it gets really cold but not those Alpinias.

It sure would help us to help you if you could post pictures of your plant each time you have questions. It makes it a lot more interesting, too. Smiling
Elaine

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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Feb 24, 2015 7:09 AM CST
Trouble is i don't have a cell phone and when i tried to get photos by means of a disposable camra- the pictures got ruined cause of the light.
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 24, 2015 8:24 AM CST
Maybe someone else who has a camera or cell phone could take pics for you, and transfer the images to your computer so you can post them? It's very easy and only takes a few minutes.
Elaine

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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Feb 24, 2015 9:57 AM CST
PML, you don't have a cell phone!? Sticking tongue out And I thought I was the last person on the face of the earth without one. Whistling
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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Feb 25, 2015 7:32 AM CST
I don't have one because I don't do well with electronics I tend to break or loose them . not only that but you have to pay for one
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Feb 25, 2015 7:47 AM CST
I have house phones, seven of them. They have a base unit with an answering machine, and all the phones are portable, wireless ones. I can take one out into my greenhouses and yard and that's good enough for me. I never wanted a cell phone when I was a dentist because, well, I simply did not want to be tethered to a phone 24/7. It was bad enough that I was ALWAYS on call sort of speak, and I felt (and still do) that having a cell phone would/could result in another "addiction". Oh, I could go on and on about what cell phone addiction is doing to our children (and unfortunately adults as well), but I won't.
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 25, 2015 10:27 AM CST
I look at my cell phone as a handy camera that answers phone calls, since I use the camera more than the phone. It's also a computer you can carry in your pocket, and Ken . . . you're busted here! We all know you're pretty addicted to your computer!
Big Grin

I got a bouncy rubber case for my cell phone, and that saved it from several drops. My last one lasted me nearly 4 years until I took it into the cell phone store and the guy told me 'we don't support that model any more'. Rolling my eyes.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Feb 25, 2015 10:29 AM CST
I am, for sure I am. My business model is based on my computer and besides, I HAVE to keep up with all you on ATP! Thumbs up Someone has to keep you all straight. Whistling
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