Variegated ginger - sometimes called "shell ginger" - dominates the tropical shade garden with striped green and yellow leaves and a wide-spreading habit. This handsome and impressive plant takes center stage anywhere it's planted.
It works as a surround for trees or palms, a filler for a corner bed, or an anchor plant for a mixed garden.
This ginger is a moderate grower that can reach heights of 3 to 6 feet, and grows 5 to 8 feet wide.
These are moderately salt-tolerant plants that do best in part sun to part shade. Too much sun will burn the leaves and the leaves will fold up to try to protect themselves from the blast of sunshine.
Variegated ginger is moderately drought tolerant once established, and easy care as long as you've planned well for the plant's eventual size.
This plant does best in Zone 10. However, in Zone 9B you can either grow it in a container to bring indoors during cold weather - or plant in a protected area. It may die back in winter but usually sends up new shoots as weather warms up again.
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