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PlantFiles: Variegated Pinecone Ginger, Variegated Pine Cone Ginger
Zingiber zerumbet 'Variegata'

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Zingiber (zing-ee-ber) (Info)
Species: zerumbet (ZER-um-bet) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative eliasastro On Aug 15, 2014, eliasastro from Athens
Greece (Zone 10a) wrote:

Grew it in pot, but i found that it is prone to root rot.
I think it needs a very special potting mix, including pine bark, perlite, grit, etc.

Positive suncatcheracres On Oct 3, 2003, suncatcheracres from Old Town, FL wrote:

I found my plant at a local plant nursery. I also have the regular green pinecone ginger, which is very common here in Northcentral Florida, zone 8b, but had never seen the variegated type before. It's planted under a large live oak tree--I made "borders" for tropical looking plants around this tree with fallen branches covered with Resurrection Fern.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Floral City, Florida
Kissimmee, Florida
Miami, Florida
Mulberry, Florida
Old Town, Florida
Plant City, Florida
Riverview, Florida
Yulee, Florida
Brunswick, Georgia
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Pleasanton, Texas

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