Ginger plants include a large number of species in several genera in the Zingiberaceae family of plants, mostly tropical perennials originating in Southern and Southeast Asia. The leaves of these plants are usually lance-shaped or oblong, deep green, and glossy. Flowers vary greatly from one genus to another, but are usually red, orange or yellow.
Medium to bright indirect. Ginger plants thrive in filtered light, such as they experience when growing in a rainforest.
High. Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Weekly deep watering is preferable to shorter daily showers.
Fertilize once or twice in the warmer months.
Gingers are mildly toxic to pets.
*If you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, call the APCC at (888) 426-4435 or contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible.