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Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
Sow Exotic

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Regular price $12.95

Live Edible Ginger Root Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

Originally native to tropical and subtropical climates from India to south-east Asia, Ginger is now popularly cultivated around the world. Ginger is one of the oldest of traded spices, the trade of Ginger being prominent in the establishment of trade routes from China into Ancient Greece and Rome. 

Ginger is a herbaceous perennial plant, prized for it's large rhizome which is what the spice Ginger is made from. The Rhizome, when fully grown, is brown and fibrous, and what most people would recognize at their grocery store or local farmers market. The actual above ground portion of the plant is a reed like flowering plant that features yellow flowers that blossom from white and pink flowering buds. 

Ginger prefers fertile and moist soil, similar to it's native tropical environment. The plant is generally propagated using cuttings of the root. There are several variations of 'Wild Ginger', but this is your common farmers market variety. 

There are many culinary and medicinal uses for Ginger. Ginger has a wide use of applications including use as a cooking spice for meats, fish, and deserts. Ginger can be made into wine, as well as candied for a spicy, delightful treat! Medicinally Ginger has uses as an anti-emetic, a carminative, as an anti-inflammatory, and as an antiseptic. It is most effectively utilized for the treatment of motion sickness, as well as for digestive issues such as food poisoning. This is due to it's calming effect on the stomach. Ginger is also widely recognized for it's internal warming abilities.  

Grow your own and enjoy it fresh!  

Can I pick up my order at the nursery? 
Use code LOCALPICKUP at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time HERE. If the appointment is confirmed, you're good to go.  If it is denied, we will ask you to reschedule and provide an alternative day/time.  There are no same day pickups.  

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.  During the Spring and Summer, processing/shipping can take up to 4 weeks.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Shipping to Hawaii & Puerto Rico
Sow Exotic now ships almost all of our fruiting and medicinal plants to Hawaii and Puerto Rico!  Plants will ship bare root every Monday through Wednesday via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  No heat packs necessary. Due to USDA restrictions, here's the list of plants that don't make the cut:
Can't ship to Puerto Rico: Coffee, Palm, Banana
Can't ship to Hawaii: Pineapple, Palm, Papaya, Coffee, Banana, Passionfruit
All the other cool stuff: good to go! 🌈 🌿📦📪 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Rhizomatous Perennial Herb

Harvest: Fall, Winter

Size: 1-2 ft

Soil & Moisture: Moist, rich, well-draining soil.

Exposure:  Shade, Part Shade, Light Shade


Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 8+

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.

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