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Monarda
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Growing ginger indoors

Is anyone growing Zingiber officinale as a houseplant?

I'm wondering what methods others are using to maintain the toasty temperatures that ginger loves so dearly.

Plumerian2
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Ginger officinalis

Hi Monarda,

I'm growing ornamental gingers and costus, formerly ginger, indoors under lights which keep the temperature up.

If your indoor temperature is on the cool side, I recommend investing in a heating mat. They keep the soil temperature several degrees above room temperature. Your ginger will love it. Heat mats are readily available online.

Bob Walsh



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