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Zingiber spectabile,Beehive Ginger

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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Beehive Ginger
Category:
Shrubs
Family:
Zingiberaceae or Ginger family
Light:
Sun growing, Semi shade, Shade growing
Water:
Normal, Can tolerate more
Primarily grown for:
Flowers
Flowering season:
June, July, August, September, October
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Pink
Foliage color:
Green
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

Plant Description:

- 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.

Growing tips:

- 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.