Gardening Articles: Health :: Houseplants

Weeping Blue Ginger

by Charlie Nardozzi


Are you looking for a plant to brighten your patio this fall and indoors this winter? Why not try this weeping, blue-flowered ginger? Dichorisandra pendula is native to Brazil and thrives in full or part sun. It’s only hardy in frost-free areas, but it makes an excellent container plant and can tolerate the extremes of indoor humidity and light levels. It grows 2 to 3 feet tall in a pot.

Weeping blue ginger features small, blue flowers that arch from the stems. A member of the spiderwort family, this delightful plant produces flower bracts that continue to bloom over many months. On sunny days the flowers will close in the afternoon, but will remain open all day if it’s cloudy. It needs temperatures above 60F to thrive.

For more information on the weeping blue ginger, go to: Logees Greenhouses .

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