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Globba schomburgkii, Dancing Girl Ginger

Globba schomburgkii

Dancing Girl Ginger
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: South East Asia
Small plant 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeKeep soil moistOrnamental foliageYellow, orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This showey ginger forms clumps of mid-green, lance-shaped leaves, which has a heart-shaped base and is slightly hairy underneath. Each stem produces a terminal pendant inflorescence with yellow flowers. Water it abundantly while it is growing actively; less when it is dormant in winter. When temperatures fall below 65 degrees the plant goes dormant; at this time restrict watering to a maximum of once a week. Repot and divide plant when the growth period begins. Propagation by division or by seed in the spring. Divide rhizomes in spring when new growth emerges.

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