Bamboo Ginger - Knowledgebase Question

Columbus, NC
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Question by jovel
July 3, 1999
What is a bamboo ginger plant, and how do you care for it?

Answer from NGA
July 3, 1999
Bamboo ginger is the common name for Alpinia Red-Backed Bamboo Ginger plant. It's a foliage plant that usually does not flower indoors. The plant tolerates dry soil as long as it's not so dry it wilts. (If plant wilts it will get tip burn.) It grows well under moderately bright conditions and holds up well in low light. (Lower light levels produce broader leaves.)

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