Native Distribution

Asia.

Key Attributes

Vibrant bands of yellow and green adorn the leaves of this ornamental ginger. When mature, the plant produces a long pendent white inflorescence that open up into yellow and orange flowers.

Care Mode

This clumping plant produces new shoots from an underground rhizome so old shoots can be removed if damaged to make room for the new shoots. Repotting will be needed each year. Generally free for all pests and diseases

Feeding your indoor plants

Don’t let your plants get hangry! To get the best out of your plants, you will need to feed them some food. A good balanced fertiliser (plant food) will provide plants with all the nutrients they need to grow more leaves and help them stay strong. When the plant is actively growing during the warmer months, it needs a bit more food and water. During the slow growing season (cooler winter months) your plant doesn’t eat or drink as much (no extra winter layer of fat for these babies). Fertiliser (plant food) can be applied as granular slow release pellets or as a liquid. A bit more chilled out about your plants? Some granular products last 3-6 months which make them ideal for indoor plants and busy people. Hard-core plant-mum? Liquid fertiliser maybe be best as it gives you better control over the amount fed and when. Obviously, follow the label on your preferred fertiliser (plant food) for your baby. Sometimes it’s ok to be a helicopter parent – respond to your plant’s needs. Moral of the story, if it is growing new leaves then it will need more water and food!