Tropical Flower Care: Keep the water in the vase of your
Ginger fresh. Replace the water every 3rd day with warm water keeping the water level near the top of the vase. Re-cut
1/2" from the base of each Ginger stem under water using a
sharp knife with each water change. Remove any foliage
that may become submerged after re-cutting to avoid bacterial
Variety note: Gingers
are large plants commercially grown in Hawaii for the floral
trade. Their large exotic looking tropical flowers make them very useful for
tropical arrangements. Due to the size of this cut flower they
require the use of large heavy vases to keep the arrangement
from tipping. Stems may need to be tied to keep in place.
Both red and pink Ginger is available year round. These large
tropical flowers are usually sold by the stem.
Common Names Include: Torch
Ginger, Ostrich Plumes, Jungle King.
Several smaller varieties of Alpinia are commercially
produced for use as a house plant.
Add a commercial floral preservative such as AquaPlus or
FloraLife to the vase that contains your Pink Ginger
with each water change. Floral preservative helps to prevent
bacteria growth and feeds your flowers insuring a longer vase
To make your own cut flower food mix 1/2 teaspoon of table
sugar to a quart of cold water... mixing thoroughly.