Variegated Shell Ginger (Alpinia Zerumbet ‘Variegata’) in 6 pot



                  Variegated Shell Ginger HousePlant

Note: You will receive a Variegated ginger plant in a 6” pot similar to the pictures

Variegated Shell Ginger HousePlant. Because of the unique variegation, no two leaves are alike. It makes an appealing container plant in northern zones, and it is winter hardy in zones 8-10, allowing it to be grown in outdoor landscapes. It blooms on old growth in the summer, producing cascading racemes of white, seashell-shaped flowers at the ends of the leafy stems. The flowers have a light fragrance. Variegated Shell Ginger HousePlant adds a splash of color to any garden.

Hardiness Zone 8
Bloom Season Summer
Sun Requirement Full Sun, Partial Sun
Grows to 2-4′
Minimum Temperature Indoors 55
Plant Type Easy Grower, Fragrant

Variegated Shell Ginger HousePlant – sometimes called “shell ginger” – dominates the tropical shade garden with striped green and yellow leaves and a wide-spreading habit.

Butterfly ginger is a green-leaved plant that only grows about 3 feet tall, prefers part shade, and should be grown near the lanai or porch so you can appreciate the wonderful smell of the blossoms.

Variegated shell ginger is often grown as an annual in cool climates.

Other Variegated Shell Ginger HousePlants are worth mentioning, including butterfly ginger.

It’s a smaller plant with lusciously fragrant white flowers that intensify their fragrance after dark.


White butterfly ginger flower

Butterfly ginger is a green-leaved plant that grows to about 3 feet tall, prefers part shade, and should be grown near the lanai or porch to enjoy the wonderful scent of the blossoms.

Plant Spacing

Because these lovely plants have a massive spread, give them plenty of space to spread their wings.

Allow 4 to 5 feet between them and at least 4 feet between a ginger and the nearest shrub.

Come out about 3 feet if planting around a palm.

Come out 3 feet from the house and in 5 feet from walks and drives if possible.

In a large container, ginger will grow.

Landscape Uses For Variegated Ginger

  • single yard specimen
  • center of a circular drive
  • large accent for a mixed bed
  • the backdrop for smaller plants
  • in front of tall green shrubs
  • corner-of-the-house accent
  • pool cage plant (for a large bed)
  • surrounding a palm tree
  • understory plant among large trees

Variegated Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata') at Rainbow Gardens


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