Plant Care Kahili Ginger

Kahili Ginger

About Kahili Ginger

This plant is an herbaceous perennial in the ginger family, native to India, Nepal, and Bhutan. It spreads via rhizomes and forms colonies this way.

Taxonomy

Hedychium gardnerianum
Hedychium
Zingiberaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Kahili Ginger

Water

How often to water your Kahili Ginger

Water needs for Kahili Ginger
0.5 cups
every 9

Kahili 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 Kahili 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 Kahili Ginger in your home

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

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

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

Kahili Ginger does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Kahili Ginger

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

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Care Summary for Kahili Ginger

Kahili Ginger

Kahili 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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