Variegated Shell Ginger | Alpinia zerumbet | Large Floor Plant
This plant native to open woodlands of tropical eastern Asia is frequently used as an annual foliage plant in colder climates, with a variegated cultivar native to India the most common type available in the Midwest. The leaves vary considerably in the amount of variegation, with some mostly green streaked with creamy yellow or gold, whereas others are primarily yellow with some green stripes.
(Including Nursery Pot)
10" Nursery Pot: 25" H x 25" W
Prefers medium to bright, filtered or indirect light. Avoid direct light which may damage foliage. Also avoid dark corners as the variegation on this plant makes it require brighter light.
Water and Soil
The Variegated Ginger prefers to be kept evenly moist, meaning it should never be overly wet or too dry. A standard well-draining potting soil works just fine for this plant.
Temperature and Humidity
Prefers temperatures between 65 degrees F and 80 degrees F. Although it can sometimes tolerate colder temperatures, don't let temperatures fall below 55 degrees F as this may damage foliage. Does well at standard household humidity levels but does benefit from occasional misting for additional humidity. Placing in a naturally humid area like the kitchen or bathroom may be beneficial.
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