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Zingiber malaysianum 'Chocolate'


From GrowTropicals


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Why We Love It

Attractive for its lanceolate, deeply veined leaves which are deep red to almost black and have a glossy, lacquered finish, giving it its namesake. Native to Malaysia.

  • Leaves are strongly aromatic of ginger and traditionally rhizomes are utilized in medicine and cooking.
  • Also known as Black Ginger.
  • New growth is glossy, deep red before hardening and darkening to chocolate.

Growth pattern: Rhizomatous, herbaceous & clumping.

Water: When the top 2-3cm of soil becomes dry.

Ideal Position: South or east facing

Light: Bright, indirect light. Can take some direct light.

Humidity disclaimer: This plant will grow well outside of a terrarium or cabinet. However, all tropical plants thrive with higher humidity levels. To achieve this we suggest grouping plants together, or putting them in a bathroom or kitchen which gets regular use.

Planting and Care

Into a Pot

If you're planting into a pot or container, have a hand trowel and a watering tool ready, plus a container larger than the one your plant arrived in.

  1. Pour a small amount of soil at the bottom of your chosen container.
  2. Put the plant in place and then back-fill soil around the rootball.
  3. Lightly water after repotting. The soil should be just damp enough that if you press your forefinger into the soil it is moist above the top of your nail.
  4. Regularly check the soil is moist but not soaking or sitting in water.
  5. Make sure to place your plant away from any harsh drafts.

Product Specifications

Current Height30 - 40 cm
Botanic NameZingiber malaysianum 'Chocolate'
Pot Diameter8.5 cm
Height50 cm
Code: SPRTL164519


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