Plant Care Butterfly Ginger

Butterfly Ginger

About Butterfly Ginger

Butterfly Ginger is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Butterfly Ginger likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Butterfly Ginger belongs to the Hedychium genus, and is native to India and the Eastern Himalayas to Jawa.


Hedychium coronarium

Also known as

White garland-lily and White ginger lily

How to care for Butterfly Ginger


How often to water your Butterfly Ginger

Water needs for Butterfly Ginger
0.5 cups
every 9

Butterfly 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 Butterfly Ginger

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Butterfly Ginger in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Butterfly Ginger: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Butterfly Ginger love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Butterfly Ginger does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Butterfly Ginger

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

Difficulty Level

Butterfly 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 Butterfly Ginger

Butterfly Ginger

Butterfly Ginger

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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