Butterfly Ginger won't flower

urbanjungleJuly 30, 2008

I live in Costa Rica and have had white butterfly ginger for a year and it has not flowered, it is under an avocado tree and does not get too much direct sun, is this the reason, should I move, any suggestions or comments are appreciated.

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costaricafinca

Butterfly ginger needs to be quite wet to flower. They grow naturally beside a river or stream. Full sun is no problem, but neither is partial shade. If you are in a dry area, it can be placed near a rain gutter for season rain or near a pond.
We are are Guanacaste and I just saw lots in bloom today next to some ditches.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2008 at 3:16PM
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dpolson37(7a VA)

That might explain why my ginger is not flowering. I've had it growing in the same location for two years now and thought it maybe needed to be there a few years before flowering. Guess I'll try watering it more next year to see if it flowers. I've been able to overwinter by covering with about a foot of leaves and come April it's already growing new leaves.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2008 at 6:03AM
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