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Zingiber kaempferia /Torch-Ginger

Zingiber kaempferia  / Zingiber kaempferia
Mottled colored foliage emerging from a single crown
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Mottled colored foliage emerging from a single crown

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Scientific Name: Zingiber kaempferia
Common Name: Torch-Ginger
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This is an excellent perennial for detail plantings where the interesting mottled colored foliage can be experienced at close range. Provide a well drained soil with a generous amount of humus in the soil and filtered sunlight. Plants do not begin visible growth until quite late in the spring after soils become quite warm.