19 Jul Globba – Dancing girl ginger – Plant Care Tips
We might be known for our foliage fetish but we were caught in our tracks and gobsmacked when we came across this exotic floral creature! Introducing Ms Globba or Dancing Ladies Ginger. 💃🎋
Globba – Dancing Girl Ginger Lighting & Position
Ginger/globba will appreciate a position that gets lots of bright indirect light, and even a little dappled morning sun occasionally wouldn’t hurt. Avoid extended exposure to hot direct sun though or the leaves may burn.
Note that most gingers die back during the dry, cooler months. Over winter they store their energy in rhizomes and will spring back with vigour when the soil temperature rises in spring. If your globba has gone into dormancy, store the rhizomes in their pot without watering over winter. As the weather warms up again in late spring you can begin watering again.
Globba – Dancing Girl Ginger Watering
It’s important to keep up a regular watering routine. In summer you want to keep the soil moist but not soggy. To monitor this, you can use your finger to poke into the top 5 cm of potting mix and feel the soil moisture level before watering. If it feels particularly wet, let it dry out for longer. Over watering can lead to fungal issues or root rot. Try watering a once a week, but always testing the soil first to see if watering is necessary.
As with all plants, drainage is essential. Ensure that whatever vessel your plant is in, there are sufficient holes in the bottom to allow excess water to freely drain from the pot and away from the plant’s roots.
Globba – Dancing Girl Ginger Humidity
Globba will appreciate a moderate level of humidity to prevent her leaves from browning at the edges. Some tips for increasing humidity include grouping plants together, placing pots on a pebble tray, or if you want to go all out – buy a small humidifier online and place it in amongst your plant friends!
N.b. misting with a spray bottle will only improve humidity temporarily, and if done excessively can lead to fungal issues. Misting should only be done occasionally and is most effective as part of your leaf cleaning routine (mist and then gently wipe leaves with a cloth to clear away dust from the leaf surface)
Globba – Dancing Girl Ginger Fertiliser
Feed with liquid fertiliser fortnightly over the warm, growing period and not at all over the cooler winter months.
Globba – Dancing Girl Ginger Extra Tips
Once a month you can wipe down the plants leaves using a damp cloth to clean away any dust that has collected and may be preventing the leaves from breathing. It’s completely normal for older fronds, typically around the base of the plant, to fade in colour or brown off as they age. Prune off any damaged or dying fronds using a sharp pair of scissors or secateurs so that the plant can put more energy into the newer, healthier growth.