Dichorisandra thyrsiflora – Blue Ginger (email for availability)

This unusual tropical plant is not actually a true ginger, but is closely related to the spiderwort. This shade lover will produce flashy bold blue-purple flowers.

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Description

Dichorisandra thyrsiflora also known as Blue Ginger is not a true Ginger. It is actually a Commelinaceae, related to the Tradescantia (Spiderwort).
It grows very well in shaded and sheltered areas. I have seen very nice plants growing under quite a bit of shade in rainforest type landscapes. It can also be grown in pots.
In the fall, it will produce bold blue-purple flowers. Some staking may be necessary to keep some stalks upright. Avoid locations with strong winds. If grown in rainforest situations, it can handle temperatures in the mid 20’s F.

FAMILY : Commeliaceae
ORIGIN : Brazil/Peru
MATURE SIZE : 3′ – 4′ on average
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : bright shade
WATER REQUIREMENTS : keep moist
MIN. TEMP. : mid 20’s for short periods
FLOWER : fall

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 9 × 24 in
Gardino Nursery