Meet Long Boy, my variegated ginger (Alpinia zerumbet). I got him about a week or so ago and when I tell you this plant is finicky, I truly mean it.
I have two windows I use, East and South. I had it placed in my South facing room, about 3-4 inches from direct light and it did not like it. It’s also pretty dry in that room, so I figured it was low humidity issues.
I moved him to my East facing room. Humidity is higher, there’s bright light in the morning and medium light in afternoon, but he’s still struggling. Sources online say they like “bright indirect light” but others say they thrive in partial sun to shade.
Long Boy was rooted when I got him and I placed him in a terracota pot with potting mix, perlite and some peat moss. I will note that before I potted him, his roots were about 6-8 inches in length, so I’m starting to think the pot may be too small? I’m using a 4.5” pot. Also read that some like to be rootbound while others like to expand. Please help me. #NotSoHappyPlants#PlantsMakePeopleHappy#GregGang#CentralTexasGang#kscapedream