Dancing Girl Ginger (Globba schomburgkii)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Dancing Girl Ginger
Give a thumbs up Golden Dancing Ladies

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height: 18-24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bi-Color: Primarily yellow with red highlights
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Bulbils - Can get invasive quickly
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

Closeup of flower

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Posted by mjsponies (Central Florida) on Sep 13, 2014 9:16 PM

Unusual and lovely small ginger. I've got these planted in front of Xanthosoma Lime Zinger and in mixed containers with Caladiums. Perfect in the front of a bed and seem at home both in the ground and potted. I've found them to be exceptionally easy. The major requirement is moist rich soil. I haven't even done any supplemental fertilizing.
When they are done flowering, bulbils form along the inflorescence, providing more interest after flowering.

I give them a big Thumbs UP !

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piksihk On September 11, 2018 Obtained plant
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piksihk On September 6, 2018 Obtained plant
Plants and bulbils;
piksihk On September 6, 2018 Potted up
Add some bulbils to pink dancing girl pot from enchanted forest
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