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White ginger lily
Plant Care Instructions By Steve Brigham

Hedychiums are easy to grow in the coastal Southern California climates, where they are prized for their tropical folige and fragrant flowers. They flower best with regular feeding and ample humidity, and will recover quickly from occasional frosts.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones :
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

    • Protect

        Protect from frost for best foliage appearance in winter.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for snails and slugs.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Control snails and slugs with iron phosphate.

  • February
    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

    • Protect

        Protect from frost for best foliage appearance in winter.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for snails and slugs.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Control snails and slugs with iron phosphate.

  • March
    • Buy

        Buy established plants in nurseries, or order by mail from specialty growers.

    • Plant

        Plant in partial shade in rich, well-drained soil, using plenty of soil amendment. Be sure to give plants enough room to grow.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize with 5-10-10 plant food to stimulate growth and bloom.

    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods.

    • Prune

        Cut back old stalks to stimulate new spring growth and summer bloom.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for snails and slugs.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        

  • April
    • Buy

        Buy established plants in nurseries, or order by mail from specialty growers.

    • Plant

        Plant in partial shade in rich, well-drained soil, using plenty of soil amendment. Be sure to give plants enough room to grow.

    • Water

        Water regularly, spraying the foliage when you do to increase humidity.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for snails and slugs.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        

  • May
    • Buy

        Buy established plants in nurseries, or order by mail from specialty growers.

    • Plant

        Plant in partial shade in rich, well-drained soil, using plenty of soil amendment. Be sure to give plants enough room to grow.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize with 5-10-10 plant food to stimulate growth and bloom.

    • Water

        Water regularly, spraying the foliage when you do to increase humidity.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for snails and slugs. Watch for whiteflies on the undersides of the leaves.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        

  • June
    • Buy

        Buy established plants in nurseries, or order by mail from specialty growers.

    • Plant

        Plant in partial shade in rich, well-drained soil, using plenty of soil amendment. Be sure to give plants enough room to grow.

    • Water

        Water regularly, spraying the foliage when you do to increase humidity.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for snails and slugs. Watch for whiteflies on the undersides of the leaves.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        

  • July
    • Buy

        Buy established plants in nurseries, or order by mail from specialty growers.

    • Plant

        Plant in partial shade in rich, well-drained soil, using plenty of soil amendment. Be sure to give plants enough room to grow.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize with 5-10-10 plant food to stimulate growth and bloom.

    • Water

        Water regularly, spraying the foliage when you do to increase humidity.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for snails and slugs. Watch for whiteflies on the undersides of the leaves.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        

  • August
    • Buy

        Buy established plants in nurseries, or order by mail from specialty growers.

    • Plant

        Plant in partial shade in rich, well-drained soil, using plenty of soil amendment. Be sure to give plants enough room to grow.

    • Water

        Water regularly, spraying the foliage when you do to increase humidity.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for snails and slugs. Watch for whiteflies on the undersides of the leaves.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        

  • September
    • Buy

        Buy established plants in nurseries, or order by mail from specialty growers.

    • Plant

        Plant in partial shade in rich, well-drained soil, using plenty of soil amendment. Be sure to give plants enough room to grow.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize with 5-10-10 plant food to stimulate growth and bloom.

    • Water

        Water regularly, spraying the foliage when you do to increase humidity.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for snails and slugs. Watch for whiteflies on the undersides of the leaves.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        

  • October
    • Water

        Water regularly, spraying the foliage when you do to increase humidity.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for snails and slugs. Watch for whiteflies on the undersides of the leaves.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        

  • November
    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

    • Protect

        Protect from frost for best foliage appearance in winter.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for snails and slugs.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        

  • December
    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

    • Protect

        Protect from frost for best foliage appearance in winter.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for snails and slugs.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        

  • Winter
    • Spring
      • Summer
        • Fall
          • Buy

            When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

            •  Jan
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            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • March

              Buy established plants in nurseries, or order by mail from specialty growers.

            • April

              Buy established plants in nurseries, or order by mail from specialty growers.

            • May

              Buy established plants in nurseries, or order by mail from specialty growers.

            • June

              Buy established plants in nurseries, or order by mail from specialty growers.

            • July

              Buy established plants in nurseries, or order by mail from specialty growers.

            • August

              Buy established plants in nurseries, or order by mail from specialty growers.

            • September

              Buy established plants in nurseries, or order by mail from specialty growers.

          • Plant

            When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

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            •  Mar
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            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • March

              Plant in partial shade in rich, well-drained soil, using plenty of soil amendment. Be sure to give plants enough room to grow.

            • April

              Plant in partial shade in rich, well-drained soil, using plenty of soil amendment. Be sure to give plants enough room to grow.

            • May

              Plant in partial shade in rich, well-drained soil, using plenty of soil amendment. Be sure to give plants enough room to grow.

            • June

              Plant in partial shade in rich, well-drained soil, using plenty of soil amendment. Be sure to give plants enough room to grow.

            • July

              Plant in partial shade in rich, well-drained soil, using plenty of soil amendment. Be sure to give plants enough room to grow.

            • August

              Plant in partial shade in rich, well-drained soil, using plenty of soil amendment. Be sure to give plants enough room to grow.

            • September

              Plant in partial shade in rich, well-drained soil, using plenty of soil amendment. Be sure to give plants enough room to grow.

          • Sow Seeds

            When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

            •  Jan
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            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • Fertilize

              When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • March

                Fertilize with 5-10-10 plant food to stimulate growth and bloom.

              • May

                Fertilize with 5-10-10 plant food to stimulate growth and bloom.

              • July

                Fertilize with 5-10-10 plant food to stimulate growth and bloom.

              • September

                Fertilize with 5-10-10 plant food to stimulate growth and bloom.

            • Water

              Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                Water regularly during dry periods.

              • February

                Water regularly during dry periods.

              • March

                Water regularly during dry periods.

              • April

                Water regularly, spraying the foliage when you do to increase humidity.

              • May

                Water regularly, spraying the foliage when you do to increase humidity.

              • June

                Water regularly, spraying the foliage when you do to increase humidity.

              • July

                Water regularly, spraying the foliage when you do to increase humidity.

              • August

                Water regularly, spraying the foliage when you do to increase humidity.

              • September

                Water regularly, spraying the foliage when you do to increase humidity.

              • October

                Water regularly, spraying the foliage when you do to increase humidity.

              • November

                Water regularly during dry periods.

              • December

                Water regularly during dry periods.

            • Prune

              When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • March

                Cut back old stalks to stimulate new spring growth and summer bloom.

            • Mulch

              Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

              • February

                Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

              • March

                Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

              • April

                Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

              • May

                Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

              • June

                Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

              • July

                Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

              • August

                Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

              • September

                Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

              • October

                Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

              • November

                Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

              • December

                Maintain a generous mulch around plants to keep roots cool and moist and to conserve water use.

            • Protect

              When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                Protect from frost for best foliage appearance in winter.

              • February

                Protect from frost for best foliage appearance in winter.

              • November

                Protect from frost for best foliage appearance in winter.

              • December

                Protect from frost for best foliage appearance in winter.

            • Pest/Disease Inspection

              What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                Check for snails and slugs.

              • February

                Check for snails and slugs.

              • March

                Check for snails and slugs.

              • April

                Check for snails and slugs.

              • May

                Check for snails and slugs. Watch for whiteflies on the undersides of the leaves.

              • June

                Check for snails and slugs. Watch for whiteflies on the undersides of the leaves.

              • July

                Check for snails and slugs. Watch for whiteflies on the undersides of the leaves.

              • August

                Check for snails and slugs. Watch for whiteflies on the undersides of the leaves.

              • September

                Check for snails and slugs. Watch for whiteflies on the undersides of the leaves.

              • October

                Check for snails and slugs. Watch for whiteflies on the undersides of the leaves.

              • November

                Check for snails and slugs.

              • December

                Check for snails and slugs.

            • Treat for Pest/Disease

              How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

              •  Jan
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              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                Control snails and slugs with iron phosphate.

              • February

                Control snails and slugs with iron phosphate.

              • March

              • April

              • May

              • June

              • July

              • August

              • September

              • October

              • November

              • December

            • Transplant

              When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

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              •  Dec
              • Propagate

                When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

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                • Harvest

                  When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                  •  Dec
                  • Special requirements

                    Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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