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Botanical name

Zingiber officinale

Common name(s)


Plant Care



Planting Instructions

Soak ginger in water overnight because they are sometimes treated with a growth retardant. Plant ginger 15 to 20cm apart, 5 to 10cm deep and the growth buds must point upward. Ginger can be planted whole or in smaller pieces with a couple of growing buds each.

Soil conditions

Loose, loamy, and rich in organic matter is best.


Ginger is commonly used to treat many types of stomach problems like motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, upset stomach, gas, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome and nausea.

Interesting planting ideas

Chilli peppers, cilantro and lemongrass are great companion plants.

Interesting Info

Rich in calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, iron, zinc, and copper.

Pests and Diseases

Pests include nematodes, slugs and snails; leafminers and mites. Diseases include damping-off, powdery
mildew and rust.


8 to 10 months after planting

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