Plant Care Zingiber Malaysianum

Zingiber Malaysianum

Also known as

Midnight Ginger, Midnight Ginger, Midnight Black, Black Ginger and Midnight Beauty

Taxonomy

Zingiber malaysianum
Zingiber
Zingiberaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Zingiber Malaysianum

Water

How often to water your Zingiber Malaysianum

Water needs for Zingiber Malaysianum
0.5 cups
every 7

Zingiber Malaysianum needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Portland, Oregon.

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 Zingiber Malaysianum

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 Zingiber Malaysianum in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

26% Very Low

Growing Zingiber Malaysianum in Portland right now

Light needs for plant Zingiber Malaysianum in Portland, Oregon

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 30th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Portland is currently very low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Zingiber Malaysianum in Portland, Oregon

Sunlight will increase by 47.9% ☀️

January 28th, 2023

Portland is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to increase by 47.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.3 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Zingiber Malaysianum in Portland, Oregon

Daylight will increase by 1.3 hours 📈

January 29th, 2023

This month, Portland is getting an average of 7.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 14.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.0 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Midnight Ginger in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Zingiber Malaysianum: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Zingiber Malaysianum may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Portland, Oregon ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Zingiber Malaysianum

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

When to repot Zingiber Malaysianum

Nutrient needs for plant Zingiber Malaysianum in Portland, Oregon

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 24th, 2023

The growing potential in Portland is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to…

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Care Summary for Zingiber Malaysianum

Zingiber Malaysianum

Zingiber Malaysianum


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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