Alpinia zerumbet also referred to as porcelain lily or shell ginger, makes a lasting and striking impact using its green-and-gold-striped leaves. In frost free locations, shell ginger creates white, pink- flowers as a display that is spring-time. Shell ginger is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant-hardiness zones 8 through 12. In case your environment is too cool to allow outside development the dwarf selection is an attractive house plant. Plant the rhizomes of shell ginger to develop this species in your backyard.
In case you are growing them outside choose an appropriate website for the ginger rhizomes. Shell ginger prefers sandy loam enhanced leaf mould or by manure. The plant tolerates full sunlight or part shade.
Should you be growing them in-doors prepare a container for the rhizomes. Choose a container with drainage holes that are sufficient. Place tiny pebbles in the base of the container if preferred to keep moisture. Fill the container.
The shell ginger rhizome 1-inch below the the top of soil.
Water carefully. Shell ginger needs moist soil to develop correctly. The leaves turn brown in the edges in the event the soil dries out.
Feed the ginger with water soluble fertilizer or use a granular slow release fertilizer in early spring.