• outdoor tropical foliage for sale
  • green and gold variegation on shell ginger tropical plant
  • Variegated Shell Ginger Plants have wonderful large green and yellow striped leaves

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Variegated Shell Ginger Plant

Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'

Variegated Shell Ginger Plants are great indoor plants but we love to use them as outdoor seasonal accents in our annual flower plantings. They also look great in pots on a pool deck or patio. They can be overwintered in an unheated garage or basement and brought back outside in spring.

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Variegated Ginger Plants for Sale Online

Variegated Ginger Plants make a beautiful foliage plant with their outstanding large leaves and yellow and green striped variegation.

Shell Gingers will bring the tropics to you. It can be planted in the ground for a great accent to brighten up annual planting. This beauty of a plant is also easy to grow in a container and makes a great centerpiece for pool pots.


Growzone: 8-11 Variegated Shell Ginger Plant Hardiness Zones 8-11
Hardiness Zone: 8-11
Mature Height: 4 to 5 Feet
Mature Width: 3 to 4 Feet
Classification: Perennial where hardy, tropical foliage plant in the north
Sunlight: Bright shade to full sun
Habit: Upright
Flower Color: Pinkish white, sweet fragrance
Foliage: Large leaves, with yellow and green stripes
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water often likes moist soil
Uses: Accent foliage plant

How to Care for Variegated Shell Ginger Plant

Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!

What Is The Best Light For Variegated Shell Ginger Plants?

What Is The Best Light For Variegated Shell Ginger Plants?

Variegated Shell Ginger Plants prefer to have as much light as possible. Large south-facing windows or western windows provide enough light indoors to keep them thriving. Outdoors, they can go in full sun to light shade.

How Do I Water Variegated Shell Ginger Plants?

How Do I Water Variegated Shell Ginger Plants?

Variegated Shell Ginger Plants like to stay moist. It does not like to stay or sit in water or get too dry. Plants that are watered too often usually get crown or root rot, meaning the plant will die from the roots up. This is a good reason to fill a saucer with stones or marbles under the pot to allow excess water to completely drain from the pot after each watering. This also helps to raise the humidity level locally around the plant which Variegated Shell Ginger Plants likes very much.

How Do I Fertilize Variegated Shell Ginger Plants?

How Do I Fertilize Variegated Shell Ginger Plants?

Any all purpose, foliage fertilizer will work for Variegated Shell Ginger Plants. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a slow release granular fertilizer that can be applied during potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment. All of these fertilizers may be used when planting Variegated Shell Ginger Plants indoors or outdoors.

What Is The Best Soil For Variegated Shell Ginger Plants?

What Is The Best Soil For Variegated Shell Ginger Plants?

Variegated Shell Ginger Plants need a well draining soil, and prefers to have slightly moist conditions. Regular potting mix with compost works well for plants potted in containers. Try to avoid an area with clay soil if planting outdoors to encourage better drainage.


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