African Ginger Oil
Local Names: Wild Ginger (Eng), Indungulo, isiphephetho (Zulu)
Roots are high in minerals and vitamins B3 & B5. Highly sought-after medicinal plant on South African muti markets.
Life Cycle: Perennial
Sun Preference: Dappled
Needs well composted, evenly moist soil during active growth. Drier during the 3 or 4 months that it is dormant.
PROPAGATION & SEEDS
Days to Germinate: 0
Propagated by dividing rhizome in Winter.
LEAVES & BARK
Lance shaped, light green leaves.
FRUIT & FLOWERS
Flowers in Spring (from October to February). Scented, short lived purple and yellow with white, trumpet-shaped flowers at ground level.
PLANT USESAnti Inflammatory
PESTS & POLLINATORS