Plant Care Crape Ginger

Crape Ginger

Also known as

Cheilocostus speciosus

Taxonomy

Hellenia speciosa
Hellenia
Costaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Crape Ginger

💦 Water

How often to water your Crape Ginger

Water needs for Crape Ginger
0.5 cups
every 9

Crape 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 Crape Ginger

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Crape Ginger in your home

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

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

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

Crape Ginger does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Crape Ginger

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Crape Ginger prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Crape Ginger Water Frequency →

Crape Ginger Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Crape Ginger requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Crape Ginger Light Requirements →

Crape Ginger Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Crape Ginger

Crape Ginger

Crape 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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