Gardening Questions And Answers
If you’re noticing leaves that are curling up and then turning yellow, with necrotic brown spots, you’re looking at a condition called bacterial wilt, also known as green wilt. In addition to curled yellowing leaves, your plants will also become stunted and die. The rhizomes (roots) appear water-soaked and rotted.
Ginger Plant Dying If your ginger plants are dying, it could be that you’re not growing in the proper conditions. Malnutrition can cause your plants to die, as can overwatering. Ginger needs a humid environment, regardless of indoors or outdoors. Exposing your plants to dry air can cause them to die.
Ginger plants are filled with the spicy scent of ginger, and so are their roots. If fingers smell of ginger after digging around in the plant’s roots or rubbing the leaves, you are looking at a ginger plant. Because of their similar, slightly ginger scent, plants in the Alpina family are sometimes mistaken for ginger.
Culture: Gingers can tolerate full sun in northern areas but usually prefer partial shade. They can grow in full shade too, although they’re not as likely to bloom there. Give them fertile, well-drained soil, and keep it evenly moist from spring to fall; fertilize regularly during this period as well.