Previous species
Previous Species

Next Species
Next Species

Home Page

Order CD-ROMs from the site

Tell a Friend

Gardening Books

Gardening Catalogs

 

Blue Ginger, Brazilian Ginger
Scientific Name: Dichorisandra thyrsiflora J.C. Mikan
Synonym:
Family: Commelinaceae
Blue Ginger, Brazilian Ginger (Dichorisandra  thyrsiflora)
Blue Ginger in the New York Botanical Garden greenhouse
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 25-27
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Tender in Phoenix, does not take any frost, should be kept inside in a bright location, or in a greenhouse

Heat Tolerance: Barely survives the summer in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Brazil, Peru

Growth Habits: Evergreen perennial to 6 feet tall (1.8 m), 3 feet spread (1 m)

Watering Needs: Abundant water, keep soil moist, the air should be humid when the plant is in growth

Propagation: Division in spring, or tip cutting in summer


Blue Ginger is a misnomer, although somewhat looking like a ginger, the Dichorisandra is actually related to the wandering jew.

Blue Ginger, Brazilian Ginger (Dichorisandra  thyrsiflora)

Cultural Practices:
Feed your Dichorisandra lightly, every months. Check for spider mites.

Blooming Habits:
The small flowers of the Dichorisandra are arranged in dense spikes, and come in summer and fall.

Fruiting Habits:


Sponsors:

www.springhillnursery.com Michigan Bulb - 120 x 60 Lawns Banner! Gurney's 120 x 60 A

We do get a small commission out of these sponsors that helps financing the website.  Let us know if you are satisfied or dissatisfied of their services, since obviously we are trying to advertise only for reputable garden supply companies.  They might be helpful to get plants not generally available at the local garden center, getting a new and unusual gardening tool or get a discount Better Homes and Gardens magazine subscription.

 

Desert Tropicals Home Page | List of All the Plants | More in the Commelinaceae family | Tell your friends about this page

Desert-Tropicals is dedicated to provide gardening advice, gardening ideas, and information about flower of all kind for landscape and collections. We try to check carefully the identification of the plants on the illustrations as well as the other information from the page, but occasionally errors do occur. if you notice anything that needs to be changed please contact us. Thanks.

1998-2005 Philippe Faucon, All Rights Reserved.