Blue Ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) plant ryzomes 4 sale here Australia

home / Blue Ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) plant ryzomes 4 sale here Australia

Blue Ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) plant ryzomes 4 sale here Australia

$6.00

Blue Ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) plant ryzomes for sale here.
This beautiful upright grower brings weeks of color to the potted garden throughout the fall, just when many summer bloomers are finished. The deep, royal blue and white-striped flowers form large clusters at the tips of erect stems in fall and early winter. Not a true ginger, the trick to blooming this delightful species is to prune only at the end of its blooming cycle

These root rhizomes are $9 each, but only $6 each if you buy 10 or more.
Add extra $10 for post pack Australia wide. Internation buyers ask.HERE

Description

Blue Ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) plant ryzomes for sale here.
This beautiful upright grower brings weeks of color to the potted garden throughout the fall, just when many summer bloomers are finished. The deep, royal blue and white-striped flowers form large clusters at the tips of erect stems in fall and early winter. Not a true ginger, the trick to blooming this delightful species is to prune only at the end of its blooming cycle

Flower Color: Sapphire blue to blue-purple

Height: To 6 feet (1.8 m) tall or more

Description: Although it looks very much like a blue-flowered ginger (Family Zingiberaceae), this attractive plant is actually a spiderwort (Family Commelinaceae). The terminal flower clusters are up to 8 inches (20 cm) long. The individual flowers are 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) across and have 3 petals, 3 sepals, bright yellow stamens, and a tricornered central white “eye”. This species is andromonoecious, having both male flowers and bisexual flowers on the same plant. The fruit is an orange berry. The leaves are simple, lance-shaped, and have a spirally alternate leaf arrangement. The leaf sheaths wrap the stems. The fleshy, cane-line stems emerge from underground rhizomes.

Very good as a potted plant and naturally a shade lover, best results are seen if grown in a position with morning sun and afternoon shade. Regular watering and fertilizing in Summer will ensure good results, however plants are fairly tolerant to dry periods and will survive, even if they do not look their best.
Cut plants back to ground level after flowers have faded. In cooler climates Blue Ginger must be grown in a warm sheltered position as it is not cold or frost tolerant at all.

Culture

Winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-12 where it is best grown in moist, humusy, well-drained soils in part shade. Needs some protection from hot afternoon sun. Likes humid growing conditions. Site in locations protected from strong winds which can do significant damage to tall plants. Very sensitive to frost. Stems may be cut back after flowers fade. Propagate by division, stem cuttings or seed. Plants will spread by rhizomes to form colonies in optimum growing conditions. This plant grows extremely well in greenhouses with high humidity and minimum temperatures of 60-70 degrees F. In greenhouses, soils should be kept moist throughout the growing season but relatively dry during winter dormancy. Plants may be grown in containers as houseplants in bright indoor light.

Dichorisandra thyrsiflora, commonly called blue ginger, is an upright, clump-forming, tropical evergreen perennial that typically grows to 3-6’ (less frequently to 8’) tall on upright, fleshy, cane-like stems. Notwithstanding its common name of blue ginger, this plant is in fact a member of the spiderwort family (Commelinaceae) and not the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). It reportedly resembles a blue-flowered ginger, hence the somewhat confusing common name.

Blue ginger is native to south-eastern Brazil. It is noted for producing showy violet blue flowers (to 3/4”) in large terminal inflorescences (to 8” long) of stalked cymes. Bloom time most often occurs from June to October, but sometimes occurs year round. Alternate, sessile, lance-shaped, glossy, deep green leaves (to 8-12” long but only 2” wide) have sheathing bases. Leaves are spirally arranged around the stems. Fruit is a capsule. Seeds are embedded in false red arils.

Genus name comes from the Greek words dis meaning two, chori meaning separate, and andros meaning anther in reference to the stamen arrangement on each flower (four upright and two spreading).

Specific epithet comes from the Latin words flora meaning flowers and thyrsus meaning football-shaped panicle known as a thyrse
Flower Colour: Sapphire blue to blue-purple
Height: To 6 feet (1.8 m) tall
These root rhizomes are $9 each, but only $6 each if you buy 10 or more.
Add extra $10 for post pack Australia wide. Internation buyers ask.HERE

Got something to discuss?


 

Buy Products here

SUNBLEST, 2018 © All Rights Reserved.

Developed by Digital Webber