Ginger ( Zingiber officinale )
Height : 125 cm to 270 cm included
Origin : Eastern Asia
Environment : in bright shade or partial sunlight; on welldrained soils
Climate : warm
Ginger is largely cultivated through all the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is however native of Eastern Asia. Ginger is a very well known plant for the food and medication uses of it’s root. It is one of the main spices in today’s kitchen. It is also used as flavouring for drinks. It’s anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties are well appreciated for medications as well. What Ginger is less known for, it’s the flowers. And yet, it is one of the most beautiful and colourful in the whole realm of flowers. The Ginger is cold-intolerant (the minimum night temperature it
can stand is 15°C) and therefore in temperate regions it is strictly an indoors plant.