Zingiber spectabile,Beehive Ginger
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- Common name:
- Beehive Ginger
- Zingiberaceae or Ginger family
- Sun growing, Semi shade, Shade growing
- Normal, Can tolerate more
- Primarily grown for:
- Flowering season:
- June, July, August, September, October
- Flower or Inflorescence color:
- Foliage color:
- Plant Height or length:
- 2 to 4 meters
- Plant Spread or Width:
- 2 to 4 meters
- Plant Form:
- Spreading, Upright or Erect
- Special Character:
- Good for Cut flowers
- Good for Hedges and Borders
- Grows best in humid and warm regions
- Generally available in India in quantities of:
- Less than a hundred
- - Native - Southern Thailand, peninsular Malayasia
- Amazingly they have proven tolerant of several degrees of frost although they require a prolonged period of heat to bloom.
- Sturdy thick, pseudostems bear narrowly ovate, gently arching leaves.
- The inflorescences forms on separate stems produced directly from the rhizome from July to October.
- Newly emerged bracts are green in colour but slowly age to deep pink.
- It is a naturally evergreen species.
- It will grow but not flower in temperate locations where it will become deciduous.
- The plant needs an early heat boost plus a prolonged mild autumn to succeed in the long term or to bloom.
- - This is an easy plant to grow - if you have the space for it.
- Can be planted in full sunlight - in coastal areas, in semi shade - in moderate areas and in full shade - in very hot and dry areas.
- Plants require fertile, water retentive soils.
- Give them the space and they will flourish.