Growing Torch Ginger - Knowledgebase Question

Dublin, In
Question by jen_obrien
August 14, 2000
I purchased a torch ginger plant while on vacation in Hawaii and it is growing fine but is growing very tall and not many leaves (just two each time on each side of the stem). It is now starting to bend over as the stem has grown so tall but not thick. I know very little about these plants but it seems to be healthy otherwise. I water it about every second day and it is in the shade in my bedroom. I live in Dublin, Ireland so it's not exactly a tropical climate, but the room is plenty warm enough.
Isis there anything I can do to make it more bushy and the stem stronger/thicker?

Answer from NGA
August 14, 2000


Gingers come from the large family of tropical herbs. This
beautiful ginger is white in color with lush green leaves. It will bloom from spring to late fall. White Gingers have a sweet aromatic fragrance.

It sounds as though your plant isn't getting quite enough light. Here are some general care guidelines:

Plant in a container with good drainage and keep the soil moist. Fertilize with a general garden fertilizer about once a month. Ginger does best in warm daytime temperatures, and a minimum of 50F degrees at night. Provide bright light with some direct sunlight if possible.

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