Variegated ginger plant

Variegated Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet)


Variegated ginger can be grown in containers as a striking houseplant or as a patio plant for a tropical effect in a Bay Area garden. It smells like the ginger you know and love, and it produces gorgeous flowers if it gets enough light.  Give it a bright location inside the home, fertilize it regularly, and keep it on the moist side (but not sopping wet!) for best results.