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Germination of

Zingiber zerumbet

Red Pinecone Ginger (Shampoo Ginger) - Zingiber zerumbet, Pinecone Ginger, Shampoo Ginger

Zingiber zerumbet

Zingiber zerumbet seeds can be soaked in warm water for 24 hours before planting. Sow the seeds in a well-draining soil mix and cover lightly with soil or sand. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged, and place the container in a warm, humid location with bright, indirect light. Germination should occur in 2-4 weeks.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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