Plant Care Midnight Black

Midnight Black

Also known as

Midnight Ginger, Midnight Ginger, Black Ginger and Midnight Beauty

Taxonomy

Zingiber malaysianum
Zingiber
Zingiberaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Midnight Black

Water

How often to water your Midnight Black

Water needs for Midnight Black
0.5 cups
every 7

Midnight Black needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Los Angeles, California.

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 Midnight Black

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Midnight Black in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

60% Medium

Growing Midnight Black in Los Angeles right now

Light needs for plant Midnight Black in Los Angeles, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 27th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Midnight Black in Los Angeles, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 24.6% ☀️

November 27th, 2021

Los Angeles is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Los Angeles is expected to decrease by 24.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.0 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Midnight Black in Los Angeles, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

November 26th, 2021

This month, Los Angeles is getting an average of 10.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of …

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Finding light for Midnight Ginger in your home

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

Midnight Black 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..️

Los Angeles, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Midnight Black

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

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Care Summary for Midnight Black

Midnight Black

Midnight Black


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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