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Hedychium 'Tahitian Flame'- keeping indoors for winter

Posted by rcharles 7b (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 12, 09 at 11:54

We purchased a Tahitian Flame ginger plant this spring and we are going to keep it indoors as it is Z9. Has anyone kept one of these indoors? I would imagine that they would like humidity and not too dry conditions?
We had a Hedychium 'Tara' last year and it bloomed beautifully in Aug/Sept, but I left it outside (in a pot)
not a good idea. I know that they are one of the hardiest forms and probably would have made it, if left in the ground and mulched. 'Tara' although beautiful, does not have a fragrance, so replaced with one that does (Tahitian Flame).
Any info. would be appreciated.
Going to try some Gloriosa Lily this spring.


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RE: Hedychium 'Tahitian Flame'- keeping indoors for winter

  • Posted by glen3a Winnipeg MB 3A (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 18, 09 at 16:41

I am not totally sure how to overwinter, but I am in the same boat as you as I recently acquired hedychium 'dr moy'. From what I understand, outdoors they appreciate lots of light, water and high humidity. Of course this is impossible to duplicate indoors and you probably don't want to over water anyway, with the reduced light of indoors (and shorter winter daylight) meaning the plant might slow down in growth and too much water could lead to rot.

I have a lack of window space in my home, but mine is on an east windowsill where it will get a few hours of sun.

Good luck, hope yours/mine overwinters. They seem like great tropical-look plants.

Glen


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