Asked on Aug 22, 2019

Can I plant a large ginger root?

DesertRoseCarol HoffmanRedcatcec


How would a large ginger root that has sprouted be if I planted it? Would it grow?

5 answers
  • Mogie
    on Aug 22, 2019

    You can put it in the soil ( or in a pot with soil ).

    Cover it completely with the soil ( allow the sprouting portion to peep out of the soil ).

    Keep it in the sun ( If it is in the pot , put the pot in the sun ).

    Water it daily, but do not allow water to accumulate in the pot / around the plant.

  • Mandy Pontet
    on Aug 22, 2019

    You are lucky to have a piece of ginger sprout on you, quickly get it in some potting compost/soil but dont plant too deep and if you can try to replicate it's normal growing conditions it should be happy.

    You'll want to find a location that's in full to partial shade with rich, loamy, and well-draining soil for planting. Ginger is plant that thrives in hot and humid jungle-like conditions with dappled sunlight, growing under tree canopies. Unless you live somewhere hot and humid it's going to be best grown indoors in a humid room like a kitchen or bathroom.

  • Redcatcec
    on Aug 22, 2019

    Hi Carol,

    I agree with Mandy, as she is excited over your ginger root growth. She gave you an excellent way to handle it.

  • Carol Hoffman
    on Aug 23, 2019

    Thanks I’m going to give it a try..

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