Plant Care Blue Ginger

Blue Ginger

About Blue Ginger

Blue Ginger is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Blue Ginger belongs to the dichorisandra genus, and is native to Southeastern Brazil.


Dichorisandra thyrsiflora

Also known as

blue bamboo

How to care for Blue Ginger


How often to water your Blue Ginger

Water needs for Blue Ginger
0.5 cups
every 9

Blue 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 Blue Ginger

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Blue Ginger in your home

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

Blue 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.

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


How to fertilize Blue Ginger

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

Difficulty Level

Blue Ginger is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Blue Ginger

Blue Ginger

Blue Ginger

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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