Hedychium: What am I doing wrong?!?!

flash14756(z6 Boise, Idaho USA)December 14, 2005

OK, another propogation question. I bought a White Ginger(Hedychium coronarium) in hawaii, also at the PCC, and it has been in sol for months and all it has done is poke out teeny leaves(not even out of the soil), no roots, nothin. What do I do!?

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bihai(zone 9)

Sounds like its dormant to me.
Hedychiums like heat, sun and water. Maybe you should store the tuber in peat til spring and then plant it in those conditions.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2005 at 2:52PM
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flash14756(z6 Boise, Idaho USA)

It's indoors, does that make a differance?

    Bookmark   December 14, 2005 at 5:32PM
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bihai(zone 9)

Having never been inthe position to have to grow a hedychium indoors, I can't tell you from personal experience. But I would think that if the tuber is 100% dormant, like they are when they pack them into those little baggies in Hawaii for export, it might need the actual gradual change in temperature from cool to warm to hot to spur it into sprouting

    Bookmark   December 15, 2005 at 7:12AM
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flash14756(z6 Boise, Idaho USA)

Can I put it in my garage, the in fridge, then on heat?

    Bookmark   December 15, 2005 at 7:30PM
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flash14756(z6 Boise, Idaho USA)

OK, update. It is slowly waking from its slumber. How fast can I expect it to grow and how do I take care of it?

    Bookmark   February 9, 2006 at 7:50PM
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