Growing Beehive Ginger Plants In The Yard

Growing Beehive Ginger Plants In The Yard

Stunning ornamental plants, beehive ginger plants are cultivated for their exotic appearance and range of colors. If you are new to growing tropical flowers, you could hardly find an easier or more rewarding candidate to start with than the beehive ginger. The thick, glossy foliage is pest free, and the plants will tolerate a range of soils and sun exposures, as long as you provide enough moisture. In fact, a pond or stream-side planting location will give plants the ample humidity they crave, while controlling erosion at the same time. A three-inch layer of organic mulch will also help moisture retention. Use cocoa bean mulch, which stays true to the tropical theme and also contrasts nicely with the emerald green foliage. You can buy beehive ginger plants, but most mail order companies will send rhizomes, not unlike the edible rhizomes you buy for cooking. Plant these in well-draining soil (moist does not mean boggy) about an inch under the soil’s surface. It’s OK if some buds or shoots are above the soil. Don’t over-water rhizomes before growth kicks in, or you risk inviting fungi and rot.

Beehive ginger plants need some sun to get enough energy to produce their spectacular bracts, but to much sun can burn foliage, turning the edges crispy. A location in bright dappled shade is ideal. A container plant in a screened lanai or under a pergola can provide shade if trees are scant on your property, or even a discreet placement of shade cloth during the hottest months may help. If your growing site gets more sun than you intended, increase your watering accordingly, and don’t allow the plants to dry out.

Red Beehive Ginger Plants In The Garden

Beehive ginger (Zingiber spectablis) plants are a species of ornamental ginger cultivated primarily for their distinctive appearance.

Red Beehive Ginger Plants In The Garden

Tropical Beehive Ginger Plants

Beehive ginger thrives in warm, frost-free climates that are similar to its native habitat of India and China.

Tropical Beehive Ginger Plants

Outdoor Garden With Beehive Ginger Plants

It's difficult to find a more showy and unusual tropical flower than the beehive ginger, Zingiber spectabile.

Outdoor Garden With Beehive Ginger Plants

Backyard Garden With Beehive Ginger Plants

These plants can grow to more than 6 feet in height, with leaves up to a foot long.

Backyard Garden With Beehive Ginger Plants

Outdoor Yard With Beehive Ginger Plants

Colorful and exotic in appearance, these stunning flowers instantly add a dash of the tropics to garden,

Outdoor Yard With Beehive Ginger Plants

Red Tropical Beehive Ginger Plants In The Yard

If you've fallen in love with the beehive ginger plant, add several cultivars to your garden to increase color range and blooming time.

Red Tropical Beehive Ginger Plants In The Yard

Outdoor Beehive Ginger Plants In The Backyard

Native to Southeast Asia, beehive gingers, like all ginger plants, thrive in warm, humid climates.

Outdoor Beehive Ginger Plants In The Backyard

Tropical Garden With Beehive Ginger Plants

Beehive ginger plants (Zingiber spectabilis) are named for their distinct floral form that resembles a small beehive.

Tropical Garden With Beehive Ginger Plants
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