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Posted 05 March 2007 - 10:57 PM

Hi there... The one in the small zip lock is the one that requires higher humidity, and it's Globba schomburgkii... The other one with variegated leaves is Kaempferia gilberti... What i would suggest is shade with high humidity, good ventilation but do not expose them to the full blast of the wind, as that might reduce the humidity significantly...

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View PostNeverend, on Mar 5 2007, 10:06 PM, said:

I just got a few ginger cuttings from light bulb, I can't remember the names already, but I remember that one of them requires more humidity.

Since I don't any experience in growing gingers, can you guys tell me what I should look out for to keep it alive generally (e.g light, humidity, watering)?

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 04:55 PM

View Postlight bulb, on Mar 5 2007, 10:57 PM, said:

Hi there... The one in the small zip lock is the one that requires higher humidity, and it's Globba schomburgkii... The other one with variegated leaves is Kaempferia gilberti... What i would suggest is shade with high humidity, good ventilation but do not expose them to the full blast of the wind, as that might reduce the humidity significantly...

Cheers,
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After putting them in soil last night, they've now collapsed! I've given them quite a lot of water, yet the whole stalk is droopy and weak, what should I do? :(/>
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Posted 06 March 2007 - 05:32 PM

are gingers prone to pests like scales and mealy bugs?
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Posted 06 March 2007 - 11:18 PM

Try to seal them into a ziplock bag to increase humidity... They should revive after some time....

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 11:28 PM

View PostdeTengs, on Mar 6 2007, 08:52 PM, said:

I've seen root mealy bugs on rhizomes for calatheas & zingibers.

deTengs, Whenever I dig up my costus speciosus - I see white powdery stuff on the roots - at first, I though they were root mealies, but on closer examination they look more like fungus threads. But they don't seem to affect the plant in anyway. Would you know what they are, and if they're actually harmful?
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Posted 07 March 2007 - 08:40 AM

View Postmm, on Mar 6 2007, 11:28 PM, said:

deTengs, Whenever I dig up my costus speciosus - I see white powdery stuff on the roots - at first, I though they were root mealies, but on closer examination they look more like fungus threads. But they don't seem to affect the plant in anyway. Would you know what they are, and if they're actually harmful?



I would just leave them. microrhizza are beneficial to the plant. they help break down alot of substances for easier uptake by the roots.

root mealies are usually found in pot culture.
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Posted 07 March 2007 - 09:00 AM

View Postislaverde, on Mar 7 2007, 08:40 AM, said:

I would just leave them. microrhizza are beneficial to the plant. they help break down alot of substances for easier uptake by the roots.

Thanks. So that's what they are. Have heard about microrihizza - but never got around to finding out more.


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root mealies are usually found in pot culture.

I once discovered a whole load of them on the rootball of a hedychium coronarium that was grown in in one of those black growing bags. I just plonked the whole thing into the ground, sprinkled some carbofuran granules on top, and the plant's doing great now.
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Posted 07 March 2007 - 06:03 PM

View Postlight bulb, on Mar 6 2007, 11:18 PM, said:

Try to seal them into a ziplock bag to increase humidity... They should revive after some time....

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Just did so and they sprang back to life, however the Kaempferia gilbertii is yellowing sadly :(/>
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Posted 08 March 2007 - 10:02 PM

View PostNeverend, on Mar 7 2007, 06:03 PM, said:

Just did so and they sprang back to life, however the Kaempferia gilbertii is yellowing sadly :(/>


I see... Not all the leaves were yellowing right? Probably it's in the process of adapting, should do fine cos it's a pretty hardy plant...

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 06:58 PM

I can't believe it... the block cleaner threw my Globba schomburgkii away! I shouldn't have left it outside there! :hitmyself:/>
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 10:16 PM

View PostNeverend, on Mar 9 2007, 06:58 PM, said:

I can't believe it... the block cleaner threw my Globba schomburgkii away! I shouldn't have left it outside there! :hitmyself:/>


:hysterical:/> sorry, but it's real funny!! Another new problem to lookout for when growing gingers. Plants are so weeny and packed with such TLC that it's mistaken for rubbish!
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Posted 10 March 2007 - 03:13 AM

Aiya i see if i can find another plantlet to pass you lar.... :D/>
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Posted 10 March 2007 - 01:58 PM

View Postlight bulb, on Mar 10 2007, 03:13 AM, said:

Aiya i see if i can find another plantlet to pass you lar.... :D/>


Lol thanks, but I really suggest that you keep it first lah, wait till it's more mature then pass to me, I seem to be a plantlet killer :P/>
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