Ginger – Zingiber officinale

Earlier in the spring (February) we planted some supermarket ginger rhizomes (Zingiber officinale) to establish new ginger plants for the tropical greenhouse.

Ginger flower three quarter view

Ginger flower three quarter view

These have not only established very well but are now in full flower.  Sadly the flowers last for only a short while.

For more on cultivation you can visit http://www.tropicalpermaculture.com/growing-ginger.html

Ginger plants in flower showing the cone like inflorescence and the rhizomes

Ginger plants in flower showing the cone like inflorescence and the rhizomes on the soil surface

Ginger flower side view

Ginger flower side view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The QR code below provides a link to this page.

QR code for the Zingiber officinale blog page.

QR code for the Zingiber officinale blog page.

About Alastair Culham

A professional botanist and biologist with an interest in promoting biological knowledge and awareness to all.
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5 Responses to Ginger – Zingiber officinale

  1. philip says:

    brilliant photos

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  3. Hilary says:

    Great pics – useful info too. Thank you

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