White Ginger Lily, Sontakka - Plant
Description for White Ginger Lily, Sontakka
The White ginger lily (Hedychium coronarium) is originally from the Himalayas region of Nepal and India where it is known as dolan champa in Hindi, takhellei angouba in Manipuri, sontaka in Marathi, and suruli sugandhi in Kannada. The species was introduced to Hawaii by settlers. The native Hawaiians refer to white ginger as 'awapuhi', using the juice of mature seed head as a hair and skin treatment.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Butterfly lily||White||Seasonal bloomer||1.00 to 4.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
|Full Sun||Well-drained soil||Medium||60Â°-75Â°||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for White Ginger Lily
- They are winged and are capable of flight. Thrips cause immense damage to tender shoots and flower buds.
- Thrips have saw-like mouth parts with which they rasp the parts of plant and suck the juice. The affected parts look as if they are burnt.
Typical uses of White Ginger Lily
Special features: Borders. Container plants.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.