Dancing Ladies Ginger
Thailand & Vietnam
Dancing lady is a dainty shade loving dwarf ginger which grows 1 to 2 feet tall with pretty green foliage. The flowers are unique with hanging white/ pink brackets with yellow flowers that stick out from the brackets making a beautiful flower display.
They grow well in shaded areas and seem to do well in pots and containers on shaded patios, conservatories and indoors. They grow well in fertile well drained soil.
To ensure the plant flowers each year you need to to make sure that you cut off the dead leaves at the end of each season.
Keep the rhizomes dry during the winter and feed with organic fertiliser in spring as new leaves appear.
It is suitable as an ornamental plant in shaded area
The general rule of thumb for planting spring bulbs is to plant two to three times as deep as the bulbs is tall. This means most large bulbs like tulips or daffodils will be planted about 8 inches deep while smaller bulbs will be planted 3-4 inches deep. Planting depth is measured from the bottom of the bulb.