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How do you care for ginger plants?

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Keep ginger plants in a warm room with bright, indirect sunlight. The soil should be kept moist at all times.

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Most people are familiar with the edible ginger plant, but there are thousands of species of ginger plants. Many of these tropical flora serve as quite attractive household plants. They are also very easy to care for with just a little bit of attention.

As tropical plants, Ginger plants love it warm. They prefer to be kept in a room that is 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. This also means that these tropical plants prefer high humidity. Those people who live in a cooler climate may want to keep their ginger plants in a centrally located room with a humidifier during the winter.

The soil should be kept moist throughout the year. However, don't allow standing water to sit in the pot. This can damage the plant and its roots.

Give ginger plants a monthly dose of fertilizer to give it all the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and continue to grow. Consider using a water soluble fertilizer.

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