The Red Ginger is a tropical plant that has spectacular clusters of bright orange-red flowers. The flower clusters have dark burgundy bracts below the flowers. It has large, lush corn-like, dark green leaves. Native to India. Grows in mountain forests. Likes full sun and light shade. Hardy in zones 8a-12.
Growing Instructions for the Red Ginger
The seeds need to be planted when received or stored in a refrigerator until they are planted. 1. Soak the seeds in warm water for several hours. 2. Sow the seeds in moist, well, drained, humus rich soil. A mixture of sand and rich soil would do. Water the soil regularly. 3. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. The seeds take several months to germinate.