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How to plant a rhizome.........Newbie :)

Posted by DesignInspirations 7Hampton,Va (holtapril@msn.com) on
Thu, May 13, 04 at 22:55

Was given a Butterfly ginger rhizome from a friend and having never planted one, any advise would be greatly appreciated :)

THANKS !!! April


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RE: How to plant a rhizome.........Newbie :)

Plant the rhizome in well draining soil 1/2" - 1" deep. Don't overwater. You will see growth in about 2 weeks.


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RE: How to plant a rhizome.........Newbie :)

You may notice red bud tips on the tuber. Plant the budding tips down in full sun and water during a dry summer.
Mike


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RE: How to plant a rhizome.........Newbie :)

THANKS FOR THE INFO ON PLANTING WITH THE EYES DOWN!
MY EYES WERE UP AND THE GROWTH DIED AT ABOUT 3 INCHES HIGH. LUCKILY ONE SPROUTED FROM BENEATH THE RHISOME AND NOW IT IS 3 FEET HIGH. HAVING TROUBLE KEEPING THE STEM FROM BENDING OVER, HOWEVER. NEEDS A STAKE NOW.


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RE: How to plant a rhizome.........Newbie :)

I think I just planted my yellow ginger rhizome upside down. There are roots and red bud tips on the rhizome, so I planted with the roots down like other plants; the tips are facing up. I'm confused. Please advise. Should I dig up the rhizome from my container? There were also 2 dead-looking 2-inch "stock" on the top of the rhizome that I thought was old growth, which I pruned off (from reading the article by Tim on this website, I might have cut off some important part). Help. The rhizome was a house-warming gift. It may not survive my guests' visit.


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