Tuesday, October 9, 2012

White Ginger

Hedychium coronarium is the botanical name of a plant commonly called White Ginger and White Butterfly. It is the national flower of Cuba. It grows up to 2m tall and 1.5m wide, requiring partial sun. It flourishes in shady, well watered areas. Of the Hedychium's, it has the largest flowers and is the most fragrant.

It is a hardy plant with a preference for partial sun but can grow in full sun. It should be kept wet and can be grown purely in water. Old stems should be removed after flowering for the purpose of promoting new growth. Propagation can be done by dividing its rhizomes.

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