Zingiber Rubens Seeds (Bengal Ginger Seeds)

Zingiber Rubens Seeds (Bengal Ginger Seeds)


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Produces bright red flowers. Seed capsules are used as a spice in India.


Zingiber Rubens or commonly known as Bengal Ginger is native to Eastern Himalayas and Northeast India. Its red inflorescences sit at ground level. They produce beautiful orchid-like flowers. Flowers have a showy lip. The stems grow up to 6 feet tall. Flowering occurs over a month with individual flowers appearing from the bracts successively. Each flower blooms for about 4 to 5 days. The seed capsules are used as a spice in India. The flowers are said to be edible. Water regularly. Do not overwater. Tolerates cool winters. The plant becomes dormant in winter. Hardiness zone: 8-11
Label No
Common name Bengal Ginger
Family Zingiberaceae
Genus Zingiber
Species Zingiber rubens
Cultivar No
Therapeutic uses No
Germination Sow in sowing mix with sand or perlite at about 0.20 inches (0.5 cm) deep. Keep the soil moist. Needs sun.

Takes 2 to 6 weeks to germinate.
Scarification / Stratification No

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