Dividing a Red Ginger Plant

susan123_growOctober 20, 2006

I have a Red Ginger Plant in a pot on my terrace which is doing well. I want to take some shoots from the bottom and grow another plant. I have been told the plant will sulk and will not flower for 3 years. Does this apply to the new shoots or to the original plant? After establishing the new shoots I want to plant them on the beach by our club. I have seen some on the beach by a restaurant and they are doing okay, but wondered whether they would need much watering.

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I don't know about it sulking. I've divided mine a couple of times and it's still flowering. Just take a shovel, loosen up the section you want, take a sharp knife and cut right through!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2006 at 9:56PM
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fernando_c(z9 Spain)

Hi susan123_grow,
I have seen you live in Spain and you have a Red Ginger plant (Alpinia purpurata?). I live in (Cordoba) Spain too, and I have tried this plant several times in a very protected area but I have failed. Have you get any flower? Is not the plant too tender?
Thank you,

    Bookmark   November 11, 2006 at 2:45PM
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