Plant Care Black Ginger

Black Ginger

Also known as

Midnight Ginger, Midnight Ginger, Midnight Black and Midnight Beauty


Zingiber malaysianum

How to care for Black Ginger


How often to water your Black Ginger

Water needs for Black Ginger
0.5 cups
every 7

Black Ginger needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Memphis, Tennessee.

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 Black Ginger

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Black Ginger in Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

36% Very Low

Growing Black Ginger in Memphis right now

Light needs for plant Black Ginger in Memphis, Tennessee

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 26th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Memphis is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Black Ginger in Memphis, Tennessee

Sunlight will increase by 24.6% ☀️

January 24th, 2023

Memphis is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Memphis is expected to increase by 24.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.6 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Black Ginger in Memphis, Tennessee

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 26th, 2023

This month, Memphis is getting an average of 6.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Midnight Ginger in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black Ginger: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Black Ginger may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Memphis, Tennessee ⛅.


How to fertilize Black Ginger

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Black 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 Black Ginger after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Black Ginger

Black Ginger

Black Ginger

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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