Hedychium (Orange) - Bulbs

Hedychium is a vigorous plant producing a large number of leaves, topped with spikes of flowers.
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About Hedychium

Hedychium is a perennial with thick, fleshy, branched rhizomes. The plants are having pseudostems and clasping leaves.

Common Name Garland flower, ginger lily, and kahili ginger
Height Up to 180 cm
Flower Colour Red
Bloom Time Summer through Autumn/Fall season
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Reduce watering in the winter
  • Water well in the summer but avoid water logging conditions
  • Harsh sunlight from the afternoon may cause curling of leaves, so, avoid keeping in the strong sun
  • Do not remove the dead leaves in the winter, they act as a protection for the rhizomes if you want the flowers next season also
  • Re-pot in the bigger pot when you see the crowded leaves in a container
  • Use organic pesticides or fungicides if you find any pest attack or disease

Hedychium care

  • Use a soil which is well-amended with compost and organic source nutrients
  • Start planting in the spring
  • Plant the bulbs/rhizomes 18 to 36 inches apart and cover with 1/4 inch of soil
  • If necessary thin the seedlings in the spring
  • It can be propagated through the seeds, dividing, and plantlets
Sunlight Full sun, partial shade or filtered bright light
Watering Medium
Soil Moist rich soil, well-drained soil
Temperature 8 to 24 degrees C
Fertilizer Use any of the organic fertilizer.
Harvest Season Dig up the rhizomes in late summer to early fall and store them for the next season.

Hedychium special feature

Flowers are fragrant.

Hedychium uses

Ornamental Use:

  • It is cultivated for their exotic foliage and fragrant spikes of flowers

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do hedychium grow?

On average hedychium grows Up to 180 cm

What color are hedychium ?

A hedychium plant bears flowers of color Red

How hard is hedychium to grow?

A hedychium is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a hedychium need?

A hedychium prefers Full sun, partial shade or filtered bright light

How much water does a hedychium need?

A hedychium prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a hedychium need?

Moist rich soil, well-drained soil

What temperature does a hedychium like?

8 to 24 degrees C

How should I fertilize my hedychium ?

Use any of the organic fertilizer.



Reviews

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

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Wednesday, 20 November 2019

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