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Red Top Ginger Tropical Plant not Rhizome

Red Top Ginger Tropical Plant not Rhizome

Regular price $10.95 USD
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 aka Indian Head, Bitter Ginger, Shampoo Ginger, Red Pine Cone. Listing is for plant not rhizomes.

This Ginger gets pinecone shaped inflorescence at end of stem with bright red bracts. Flowers are of creamy - peach color are tube shaped and emerge generally one at a time. The spirally arranged red bracts form a pinecone shape from summer through fall here in Florida and last for weeks holding bright color. A tropical, subtropical plant grows in rich humus well-draining soil, from sunny to partial shaded conditions with lots of summer rains. Planted in Florida grows 4 to +6 feet will grow shorter in pot. Is cold hardy in zones 9 - 11 however should be covered well in 8 - 9 during winter months or potted and brought in doors as can freeze. Indoors place in large pot, bright filtered light, window south or west side. When lightly squeeze a clear fragrant jell oozes from cone that can be used as shampoo, thus aka shampoo ginger. There are many let's say varieties with cone being pinker to salmon or golden. This one is bright red.

First three pics show mature large clump of Ginger growing in 3 gal pot. The next two pics show plant in 1 gal pot which is size and similar to plant you will receive, pot not included. Item of listing is a small clump 2 -3 stems similar to what is in last two photos. Plant at tallest point will be about 20" and I will always send with at least one bud when available during flowering time. Plants will be shipped bare root.

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Shipping Info

I am not responsible for plants or items lost, damaged or destroyed during shipping (including freezing or drying from cold or heat) by the post office or left outdoors after delivery.

If item is returned by P.O. or other carrier as unable to deliver you will need to pay new shipping to have item resent.



Cold weather warning!!! If you are or will be in next two weeks having below freezing temperatures consider not placing order or be aware the shipping may result in Cold Damage or plant death.  Purchase HEAT Pack from Mad Happenings Store to be included when temp is in the 30s. Even with Heat Pack, the package can not be left outside after delivery. Temperature below 25 is too cold to ship, even with Heat Pack.

Plants shipped during cold weather without heat packs that suffer damage or die will not be replaced.

Hot weather warning!!! If you are or will be having temperatures above 90 degrees it may place plants at risk of Heat Damage which I am not responsible for and will NOT refund or replace if damaged. Consider delaying order. Early morning deliveries much better than deliveries later in the day where package sits in delivery truck for hours in the heat. 

Steps to take to lessen weather related risk; Do not let package remain outside after delivery. Have held at Post Office for you to pick up.

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