How to grow Ginger root

Ginger root grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Zingiber, Ginger root perennial deciduous (annual stem) mostly used for edible parts but also used as ornamental fragrant plant or as medical plant, grow in subtropical, mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+

Leaves edible linear shape the structure emerged on stem in round growth, the stems also edible.

Flower color red that grow like beehive.

Ginger root rhizome

Rhizome edible the color of the peel is brown the inner is yellow the taste is spicy

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How to grow Ginger root growing and care:

Rich soil, moist, frost free

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Rhizome

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year, in colder area in the spring

Pests and diseases:
Phyllosticta zingiberi, Rhizome Flies

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Infected leaves

Size of the plant?
0.7-1.2 m, 28-48 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Red that grow like beehive

Pollination is done by:
Bees, birds, butterfly

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
Autumn / Winter

How to harvest the leaves?
Better to use the leaves when you pull the rhizome

Information about leaves:
Leaves edible linear shape the structure emerged on stem in round growth

Uses of Ginger root leaves:
Salad, stir fry, cooked

Edible Roots

Information about Ginger rhizome:
Rhizome edible the color of the peel is brown the inner is yellow the taste is spicy

When to pull up Ginger rhizome:
Autumn / Winter

Uses of Ginger root rhizome:
Eat raw, spices, beverage, stir fry, cooked

Scientific name:

Zingiber officinale

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Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
  • Edible Roots
Culinary uses
  • Beverage
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Herbs
  • Salad
  • Spices
Flower colors
  • Red flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Floristry
  • Fragrance
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9