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Zingiber zerumbet

Phonetic Spelling
zing-ee-ber ZER-um-bet
Description

Wild Ginger is a clumping perennial that has reed-like stems and is native to tropical Asia.  It is commonly grown as a houseplant or it does well in a container that can be brought indoors over the winter as it is not very frost tolerant.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#houseplant#container plant#tropical perennial#tropical feel
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#houseplant#container plant#tropical perennial#tropical feel
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Zingiber
    Species:
    zerumbet
    Family:
    Zingiberaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Rhizome is used in tradional Asian cultures for food and medicine.
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropical Asia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Houseplant
    Perennial
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Cone-shaped inflorecence good for flower arrangements.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Patio