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Here’s Why You’ll Fall In Love With Growing The Exotic Ginger Flower Inside Your Home

Here’s Why You’ll Fall In Love With Growing The Exotic Ginger Flower Inside Your Home

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A couple of years ago, I decided to add some tropical flair to my indoor garden and stumbled upon the ginger flower. And guess what? It was love at first sight! 

With its exotic blooms and sweet fragrance, this plant quickly became the star of my houseplants. If you’re anything like me, and want to spice up your home decor, growing ginger flowers indoors might just be your next obsession. 

Plus, they’re a great conversation starter – my friends can’t stop asking about my “secret” to such lush, beautiful plants, and I always tell them it’s all about loving the plants (but also giving them good growing conditions, of course). 

Here’s why I fell in love with the ginger flower, and hopefully you will fall in love, too!  

These Tips Kept My Ginger Flower Happy And Healthy

I didn’t know that kahili ginger can get impressively tall (I am talking up to eight feet!). So, I had to make sure to pot this beauty in a container that’s at least three gallons or larger. 

A pot with excellent drainage is a must because, let’s be honest, nobody likes soggy feet – not even plants. 

For the soil, I went for rich and abundant. I mixed in plenty of organic matter and kept it consistently moist (you’ve got to do it, no matter if your soil is clay or silt-loam). 

Of course, this plant loves basking in the sun. Full sun to partial shade is ideal but, come winter, it’ll settle for bright, indirect light. Rotating the pot every so often helps every part of the plant get enough sunshine! 

And for those of you who, like me, can’t wait to see the first blooms, you’ll fall in love with this plant because it blossoms in late summer to early fall. They’re worth the wait, trust me!

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Humidity And Light Levels Shouldn’t Be Neglected

To ensure my ginger blossoms bloom at their brightest, I tried a few tricks. 

I figured that indoor air can be too dry for kahili ginger (especially in the winter), so optimizing the humidity levels was the best option. Without a greenhouse, a humidifier was my best friend, so I placed it near my ginger to keep the air nice and moist. 

Got other houseplants? You could group them together to create a mini rainforest that’ll make your ginger (and your other plants) feel right at home.

When it comes to light, kahili ginger loves bright conditions. If you live somewhere with less-than-ideal light, indoor grow lights are the best option. 

I always opt for LED grow lights because they mimic the sun’s spectrum, which ginger will adore. Fluorescent bulbs are another option if you need something more budget-friendly.

If you’re looking for a beautiful and unique indoor plant, I highly suggest giving ginger flowers a chance. Even if you’re new to gardening, you’ll be able to grow it without any major issues. 

I expected it to be harder than it was – I thought that this was a needy plant that needs true tropical experience to grow and thrive, but it turns out that it’s very adaptable (my living room isn’t exactly an Asian rainforest). 

So, go ahead and spruce up your indoor jungle with the ginger flower! 

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