MaVie...Thanks for put Hyperlink that, I was looking for what I have the plants of Bromeliads and think that the right name what I have is Portea 'Petropolitana' and wow that cost expensive those plant and had this plants from my sister in law gave me been have this more than 6 years now.
as far as my knowledge take me, origin of ginger has always been from the tropical countries in asia and south america. http://www.floridagardener.com/pom/gingers.htm
although i do know what specific variety, u have, am very sure of my information... ma vie
u're very welcome RedRose... am glad to help, take care of that cold, u do not need a relapse ok! did the ginger tea help ur cold? hope u feel better! yes, gingers are beautiful. where i came from, we always wear fresh flowers: as corsage, around our wrist, as a lei in place of perfume. ;o) ma vie
NOWeedSZ... no..No...NO!!! that didn't even entire my mind. not at all!!! gingers, specially the flowers are often conversational pieces. it is always good to know their origin.
am pretty sure ur ginger is also tropical. nothing surprise me any more, specially those enthusiastic gardeners who manages to grow plants from unique environments. i guess everything is attributed to research done in getting to know specific details about certain plants.
if u notice, in most of my response to inquiry/ies, i always link to a url than explain. there is a reasons behind that: links are more informative, plus u can always bookmark or print the link/s or its content - for future references. often times, we tend to forget where certain postings are located. i save bookmarks, not only on my computer, but also on diskettes, print them and create folder/s for the print out [in case, i don't feel like turning on the computer.] or carry the folder with me when i am transplanting - to be sure i provide the right growing medium of specific plant/s.
am sorry if u got that impression... ma vie