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Aug 2, 2016 6:25 AM CST
I recently purchased this gorgeous plant. It was unmarked but looks like part of the ginger family.

Can you identify it? Any recommendations on care would be appreciated!

Thank you!
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Aug 2, 2016 7:09 AM CST
Welcome! AmyAA
That looks to be a Curcuma, and is indeed a member of the ginger family. I have seen that particular one here in stores as well, it must be the 'plant of the year' or something...
Name: Tara
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Aug 2, 2016 8:29 AM CST
Welcome! AmyAA
This looks like what you have... Rainbow Ginger (Curcuma aurantiaca)
A wonderful plant! Click the link and it will give you lots of info about it from our database.
Name: Elaine
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Aug 2, 2016 8:59 AM CST
It's gorgeous, Amy. I agree with Hetty and Tara, it's a Rainbow Ginger. Most gingers like heat, bright shade or direct sun only in the early morning, lots and lots of water, fertilizer and I'd highly recommend you give it a bigger pot. Maybe twice the size that it's in now.

Where are you located? If you can keep it warm through the winter, it will come back and bloom for you for years to come. (you can put your location into your profile so that it will appear in all your posts, btw)

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