About Bitter Ginger
Wild Ginger is a clumping perennial that has reed-like stems and is native to tropical Asia. It is commonly grown as a houseplant or in a container that can be brought indoors over the winter. Near the end of its growing season, the flowers emerge from the ground. After flowering, the bracts become a showy shade of red. The oils from the rhizome are used in making perfumed soaps.
Also known as
Shampoo Ginger and Pinecone Ginger
How to care for Bitter Ginger
Bitter Ginger needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Bitter Ginger may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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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 Bitter Ginger after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.