Red Variegated Ginger

Sandi_W(7b/8)June 1, 2013

I just bought this ginger, know nothing about it, and can't find it on google. Can someone please tell me about it? Size, light requirements? Thank you

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Sandi_W(7b/8)

It was sold to me as a ginger, but might be a Stromanthe

    Bookmark   June 1, 2013 at 4:54PM
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lac1361(z9a Lake Charles, LA)

It is Stromanthe Sanguinea "Triostar". It is listed as hardy to zone 9b but I've been growing this plant outdoors for years. It's almost croaked a few times from a nasty 22 degrees freeze that we had two winters in a row a few years back. It likes shade. It needs water on a regular basis even if planted in the ground.

Steve

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 8:59AM
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Sandi_W(7b/8)

Thanks Steve. I have the perfect spot for it. It might not live though the winter for me, but I'm going to try.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 9:38AM
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lac1361(z9a Lake Charles, LA)

Throw an old blanket over it when the temperatures get below 30.

Steve

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 10:43AM
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Sandi_W(7b/8)

Thanks Steve. I've been googling it and have hope that it will survive here as it has in other zone 8s.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 11:03AM
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tropicbreezent

They're quite an attractive plant. I've got a couple that have been flowering. Far from a spectacular flower, but still interesting.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 5:45AM
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Sandi_W(7b/8)

tropicbreezent, I haven't seen one in flower yet. I'll have to google that. Thanks.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 8:46PM
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