With long leaves that show off streaks of bright yellows and greens, the Variegated Ginger plant makes for an eye-catching houseplant, and does well in outdoor planters during warm summer months.
- Also known as a Variegated Shell Ginger, its botanical name is Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'.
- Try to keep your Ginger in bright light, and it can handle some direct light as well. Should you find that the leaves are darkening, the plant may need to be moved to a more indirectly lit (but still bright) area.
- During summer months, always try to maintain a lightly moist substrate around the plant. Watering when the top 2" is dry to the touch should do it, and always allow for excess water to drain away from the plant.
- This is another plant which loves humidity! Misting regularly, keeping it near a humidifier, on a wet-pebble tray, or near other plants (for a micro-bione) will help keep this plant happy. If you find that your plant's leaves are browning on its edges, it likely needs higher humidity.
- If planting in a container for outside display, please only put the plant outside when any and all risk of frost is over.
Note: Our crop of these variegated ginger plants came in with most plants showing one or two leaves with browned edges.