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Hedychium: What am I doing wrong?!?!

Posted by flash14756 z6 ID (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 14, 05 at 13:03

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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RE: Hedychium: What am I doing wrong?!?!

  • Posted by Bihai z8B FL (My Page) on
    Wed, Dec 14, 05 at 14:52

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.


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RE: Hedychium: What am I doing wrong?!?!

It's indoors, does that make a differance?


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RE: Hedychium: What am I doing wrong?!?!

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


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RE: Hedychium: What am I doing wrong?!?!

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


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RE: Hedychium: What am I doing wrong?!?!

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?


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