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Shell ginger hails from the family of Zingiberaceae and is native to East Asia. It is a perennial species of ginger and so-called variegated ginger. Along with beauty, the plants also carry some medicinal and ornamental properties. It is also used as a spice to flavor noodles, and other dishes. It is grown throughout the world for its eye-catching flowers and foliage. It can be used as a filler around palm trees or a corner bed.
Variegated ginger is an attractive and impressive plant that can be used as a centerpiece in the garden. They can grow up to 9 feet tall in areas with climate conditions. The long, bright, and dark green leaves add a tropical look to the area. The lance-shaped leaves can be up to 2 feet long.
In the second year of growth, new leaf stalks will appear on the plant. The flowers are the most attractive part of the plant. They form bunches of berries-shaped flowers at the ends of leafy stems. These flowers have a light-scented fragrance that attracts butterflies and bees to the garden
Variegated ginger requires rich, moist, and well-drained soil. The plant cannot perform well in soil with less drainage and lacking in organic matter. It requires bright light and humid climate conditions to grow well. However, direct sunlight can harm the plant and turn leaves yellow with dry corners. If the plant does not get adequate moisture, the edges of the leaves turn brown in color.
It is a moderate drought-tolerant plant and does not require any extra care. The plant needs to be watered regularly during the growing period. Once the plant matures, it can live for some days without water.
The plant does not require any extra trimming other than warm-weather pruning to remove dead foliage and leaves and to maintain its height.
Variegated Ginger is the best plant to grow in your landscape. Call JMC Landscaping to know if this beautiful shade plant is currently available with us. You may also visit our Garden Center in Pine Island to choose your favorite plant by yourself. We also provide landscaping services in Cape Coral, Naples, Fort Myers, and all of Southwest Florida. Visit us today to turn your backyard into a beautiful landscape.