Blue Ginger Plant
They make neat garden plants in tropical areas or gorgeous.
Blue ginger plant. Blue ginger dichorisandra thyrsiflora is not a true ginger but it has ginger like arching stems and vibrant purple blue flowers in autumn. I bought a shoot of blue ginger in hawaii and brought it back to nebraska. Dichorisandra thyrsiflora commonly called blue ginger is an upright clump forming tropical evergreen perennial that typically grows to 3 6 less frequently to 8 tall on upright fleshy cane like stems. Dichorisandra thyrsiflora blue ginger a highly decorative plant which is great in protected areas or pots.
This exotic brazilian perennial is the perfect plant for moist shady spots in the garden and looks particularly good teamed with tree ferns and palms. All are very easy to grow indoors. Flowers easily during summer and autumn. This article originally appeared in the february 2016 issue of horticulture.
Fortunately there is also a pretty little version of this plant the weeping blue ginger dichorisandra pendula. Lesser galangal alpinia officinarum has red and white flowers and an edible. Blue ginger dichorisandra thyrsiflora in the university of south florida s botanical garden. Apart from the flowering red ginger and shell ginger other notable species in this genus include.
In late summer and fall this tropical plant puts out 10 inch tall spikes of rich purplish blue flowers. Blue ginger dichorisandra thyrsiflora is a tropical plant that can be kept in a pot where winter is cold. Blue ginger dichorisandra thyrsiflora is a huge plant with big spikes of blue flowers atop a tall tower of foliage. With clove like flavor it s edible leaves are the primary agents in noodles and teas in okinawan cuisines rhizomes are used for medicinal purpose.
It isn t a true ginger. Blue ginger gets its name from its resemblance to ginger plants. It blooms clusters of pink buds emitting luscious aroma. Tallest stock is about 3 feet tall with several others rising rapidly.
Water just enough so the. It offers brilliant blue flowers and easy care. Keep the soil around the blue ginger plant moist at all times. Australian native ginger alpinia caerulea with bobble like blue capsules that contain white pulp.
It has been under flourescents since planted. Though this plant looks and grows like a ginger it does not actually belong to the ginger family. Text by caleb melchior. Variegated ginger sannin getto plant shell ginger has ovate leaves with green stripes that make it an ornamental plant.
Grow the blue ginger in an area of the garden that receives shade or filtered sunshine. It also makes a good pot plant. The blooms look great in the garden but can also be cut and used in floral arrangements. Something of a slow starter it is really taking off after 5 months.
How to care for a blue ginger plant step 1.