Plant Care Midnight Ginger

Midnight Ginger

Also known as

Midnight Black, Black Ginger and Midnight Beauty


Zingiber malaysianum

How to care for Midnight Ginger


How often to water your Midnight Ginger

Water needs for Midnight Ginger
0.5 cups
every 7

Midnight Ginger needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 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 Midnight Ginger

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Midnight Ginger in your home

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

Midnight 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.

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How to fertilize Midnight Ginger

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

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Care Summary for Midnight Ginger

Midnight Ginger

Midnight Ginger

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 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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