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Spiral Ginger - How To Propagate? Also ID needed!

#1 User is offline   balistyle 

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 07:49 PM

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg51/pangkor/Garden12Mar09001.jpg

Can someone help to ID this spiral ginger?

How to propagate it beside thru rhizome? I tried cuttings in soil but failed! Is there any special methods? In water may be! I read that cutting should be placed in soil at an angle, is that true? I put them vertically in soil the last time! Please advise.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 09:44 PM

hi balistyle,

you may find this site on costus stem propagation enlightening: http://www.gingersru...tusCuttings.pdf
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Posted 12 March 2009 - 10:24 PM

View Postshamrock, on Mar 12 2009, 09:44 PM, said:

hi balistyle,

you may find this site on costus stem propagation enlightening: http://www.gingersru...tusCuttings.pdf


Hi Shamrock,

Thanks for the info. I used this method for crepe ginger and it rooted easily! Will try again.

BTW, anyone knows the ID of this ginger?

Cheers/ :D/>
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Posted 12 March 2009 - 10:53 PM

View Postbalistyle, on Mar 12 2009, 10:24 PM, said:

Hi Shamrock,

Thanks for the info. I used this method for crepe ginger and it rooted easily! Will try again.

BTW, anyone knows the ID of this ginger?

Cheers/ :D/>


costus 'red rose'?
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Posted 12 March 2009 - 11:04 PM

Costus curvibrateus if i'm not wrong ? don know the lay man's term. Maybe Shamrock is right
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Posted 12 March 2009 - 11:28 PM

View Postyappie, on Mar 12 2009, 11:04 PM, said:

Costus curvibrateus if i'm not wrong ? don know the lay man's term. Maybe Shamrock is right



hi yappie,

I also agree that the plant is C. "Red Rose". C curvibracteatus has orange colored floral bracts, not red ones as shown in the photo. As for the common name for C. curvibracteatus, it is orange tulip ginger.
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Posted 13 March 2009 - 10:00 AM

Hi guys,

Thanks for all the information. Cheers :flowers:/>
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Posted 13 January 2015 - 05:21 PM

Hi, I have been trying to follow this method that Shamrock posted the link for with a different type of ginger. Just checking I should be keeping the pot in the shade? The leaves that I cut in half are turning yellow and I fear I'm doing it wrong. (I've never done anything like this before.. Might be too advanced!! Lol)
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Posted 13 January 2015 - 08:33 PM

Sometime they have root in the first place . It make it easier .
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Posted 13 January 2015 - 10:16 PM

I picked mine up from the bin!! Haha! :P/> so no roots, but very healthy stem with a flower on the top. I cut off leaves, flower as per the instructions. I'm not even sure what is the plant ID, but it's very common in Singapore, red cone flower.
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