How to plant a rhizome.........Newbie :)

DesignInspirations(7Hampton,Va)May 13, 2004

Was given a Butterfly ginger rhizome from a friend and having never planted one, any advise would be greatly appreciated :)

THANKS !!! April

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tropicais

Plant the rhizome in well draining soil 1/2" - 1" deep. Don't overwater. You will see growth in about 2 weeks.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2004 at 8:02PM
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bigeasyjock(z8Ms)

You may notice red bud tips on the tuber. Plant the budding tips down in full sun and water during a dry summer.
Mike

    Bookmark   May 22, 2004 at 3:58PM
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handley(7 VA)

THANKS FOR THE INFO ON PLANTING WITH THE EYES DOWN!
MY EYES WERE UP AND THE GROWTH DIED AT ABOUT 3 INCHES HIGH. LUCKILY ONE SPROUTED FROM BENEATH THE RHISOME AND NOW IT IS 3 FEET HIGH. HAVING TROUBLE KEEPING THE STEM FROM BENDING OVER, HOWEVER. NEEDS A STAKE NOW.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2004 at 3:46PM
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oakland_rose

I think I just planted my yellow ginger rhizome upside down. There are roots and red bud tips on the rhizome, so I planted with the roots down like other plants; the tips are facing up. I'm confused. Please advise. Should I dig up the rhizome from my container? There were also 2 dead-looking 2-inch "stock" on the top of the rhizome that I thought was old growth, which I pruned off (from reading the article by Tim on this website, I might have cut off some important part). Help. The rhizome was a house-warming gift. It may not survive my guests' visit.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2004 at 1:42AM
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