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Dichorisandra thyrsiflora, Blue Ginger, Brazilian Ginger

Dichorisandra thyrsiflora

Blue Ginger, Brazilian Ginger
Family: Commelinaceae
Origin: Brazil, Peru
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Blue Ginger is a wonderful, tropical-looking plant which resembles ginger in growth and habit, but is actually a relative of the wandering Jew plant. Erect, clump-forming, rhizomatous, soft-stemmed, evergreen perennial. Cultivated for the handsome spotted stems, large shiny foliage which is held horizontally, surmounted by striking blue flowers. It needs abundant water, keep soil moist, the air should be humid when the plant is in growth.

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