In a pot or in the ground. In a rich, well draining soil.
KEEP ME IN
Somewhere with a good amount of natural light.
PUT ME OUT
In a warm, sheltered spot.
Daily during warm months when I have leaves and flowers. Not at all when I’m dormant and have lost my leaves. (Natural winter rainfall is fine).
A good, balanced slow release or organic fertiliser.
To be left to shed my leaves at the end of the season. Please don’t pull them off as you may damage my rhizome (root / bulb). Some mulch to help me regulate my temperature and water.
Appear from December to May and make great cut flowers.
My rhizome can be harvested and stored somewhere warm, dark and dry for future propagation. I’m part of the Ginger family – similar to the type we eat and have a rhizome that looks and smells similar.
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