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Blue Ginger Question, Does Anyone Know What This Is?

New York, NY

Looks like a flower growing in the blue ginger pot, but wrong size, shape, color, growth habit. What is this?

Maybe they have both male and female flowers and this is the less showy one? Or have I just been hitting it with too much bloomblaster in a vain attempt to get it to flower before I have to bring it inside (any day now)?

Plant is about three years old and hasn't bloomed.

Any ideas greatly appreciated.


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New York, NY

Yes, I know this really isn't a ginger.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

That is really cool, Karen. Is it possible a rhizome for something else got potted with the blue ginger? I resembles a curcuma (hidden ginger lily) bloom spike.

New York, NY

Thanks, moonowl. Have had curcumas, but none in this pot. Reminds me have to get another curcuma. Looks like it started out like a blue ginger stalk, same type of tissue.

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el arish, FNQ, Australia

Looks almost like some sort of hornstedtia, maybe scottiana ?

Barnesville (Charle, GA(Zone 8b)

So, it's not normal, whatever it is.

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