Plant Care Red ginger
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Red ginger

Taxonomy

Alpinia purpurata
Alpinia
Zingiberaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Red ginger

Water

How often to water your Red ginger

Water needs for Red ginger
0.5 cups
every 9

Red ginger needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Red ginger

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Red ginger in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Red ginger: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Red ginger love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Red ginger does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Red ginger in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Red ginger

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Red ginger: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Red ginger after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Water Needs
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Care Summary for Red ginger

Red ginger

Red ginger


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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