Herself's Houston Garden

Conservation through cultivation

Dancing lady ginger ( Zingiberaceae Globba obscura )




This is another of many gingers I planted this spring. While it hasn’t yet gotten as large as the other gingers have, it wasted no time in producing flowers. Flowers are tiny on delicate stems that weep down.

Globba gingers usually peak at about 2′ in height. These are slow growing gingers.

Globba gingers want shade, not part shade, but shade.

Keep moist in the summer and dry in the winter.

These go dormant in the winter and reappear late spring.

Propagate by division in the spring.

Wow – not one of my books mentions this plant, all I have are some sparse notes from lectures. I’ll fill this out as I learn more.