conditions are varied depending on original habitat
of species; the best way to learn how to grow
them is by studying their natural habitats.
are found in high and lowland tropical forest.
Lowland species prefer warm temperatures to grow
well while highland montane gingers would definitely
love the chill. Grow your gingers according to
their habitat conditions.
some species are able to tolerate full sun, others
prefer to be in the cooler shade. A ginger that
grows out in the open requires constant water
from the ground to prevent sun burns and they
usually are in full green. Shaded species are
usually shorter in height and has darker green
leaves or decorated with other color pigments.
In general, grow most gingers under filtered light;
adjust the light level to suit different species
according to their habitats.
species usually have their rhizome buried deep
in the earth and they also have a deep and good
network of roots to draw water to support their
leaves. The soil is usually compact but well draining.
Species that grows in the forest under-story will
grow mainly in loose leaf litter, drawing nutrients
from rich decaying materials. Gingers grow well
in fertile and draining medium. A mixture of compost,
sand and gardening soil should be good for most