LATIN NAME: ALPINIA ZERUMBET 'VARIEGATA'
Variegated ginger has attractive yellow and green variegated, lance-shaped foliage. This plant has an upright clumping growth habit and smells like culinary ginger. Variegated ginger can reach heights of 10 feet, but will only grow to be 3-4 feet tall in gardens and when grown as an annual. Its shell-shaped flowers grow in drooping cone-shaped clumps and are pearly white with brightly colored red-orange and yellow interiors. Variegated ginger can be grown as a houseplant, in containers, as a specimen, or as a background for bright flowering plants.
Amount of Sunlight: Full Sun / Partial Shade
Amount of Water: Water regularly, do no allow the soil to dry out
Soil Conditions: Well drained
Cold Hardiness Zone: 8-10
Water regularly and make sure to not allow the soil to dry out completely. Variegated ginger loves high humidity. If the plant is not in humid enough conditions or is too cold, the edges of its leaves will turn brown.