variegated shell ginger - Knowledgebase Question

fircrest, wa
Question by mudgedon
February 6, 2006
I was given a ginger plant in May of 2005 and it grew very well throughout the summer and fall months. We had a light frost in November of that year and all the leaves turned brown. Will this plant come back or has it died? Thank you.

Answer from NGA
February 6, 2006


It's not unusual for the variegated shell ginger to die back after a light frost. It will recover and produce healthy new foliage in the spring. You can cut away the damaged plant parts now and in a few weeks you should see new shoots emerging from the roots. Enjoy your plant!

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