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When should I cut back on ornamental blue ginger and when should I replant the cuttings

It is in a large pot and only produces two or three stems.Everyone wants cuttings but they don'tseem to grow they stay stunted. Do they require shade?

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Dear Lee,

Blue ginger is a tropical plant and tends to suffer a little during the cold winter months. Blue giner grows best in the shade in a warm spot in your garden. It might be beneficial to move the pot to a protected site during the winter months. It would be best to wait till the end of winter, early spring before taking cuttings. From what you have said in your email, your plant doesn't appear to have developed a good root system as yet as it only has 2 or 3 stems. Perhaps you should wait until it is a little more developed before you take some cuttings. To keep your plant growing strongly, apply a liquid or soluble fertiliser such as Thrive Soluble Flower & Fruit on a fortnightly basis. I am sure you plant will do well and in time you can give some cuttings to all your friends.



Answered: 17 Aug, 2011

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