Globba Wintii is a dainty shade loving dwarf ginger that grows 1 to 2 feet tall with pretty green foliage. The flowers are unique with hanging white/ pink brackets with yellow flowers that stick out from the brackets making a beautiful flower display.
The flowers can be used in fresh or dried arrangements and have a mild honey scent which is very pleasant. It is a beautiful foliage plant and the yellow flowers are a bonus to any shade garden!
Tropical forests of northern Indonesia, particularly Java. It has been introduced to numerous countries as an ornamental plant for its edible fruits and attractive flowers. Grows well in containers indoors and out and can be overwintered in a cool greenhouse or just move indoors for the winter.
Grow globba wintii in rich organic soil with good drainage and keep moist but not wet. Cuttings should be taken in spring to fall, let dry until the cut end callouses over before planting in soil or vermiculite. Keep warm and moist, should root in 1 to 2 weeks.
This is a great plant for the garden or landscape, the green leaves are stunning yet delicate looking with bright yellow flowers that are wonderfully fragrant! They attract butterflies and honey bees when in bloom.
Globba wintii makes an outstanding container plant and is a perfect houseplant for a sunny window. It makes an excellent hanging basket as well, just be sure to provide sturdy support.
It is best to grow globba wintii in medium-filtered light or bright shade. It can survive full sun but may have more trouble with excess water around its bases, avoid this and you will have success! The bright shade is recommended.
Globba wintii prefers moist, well-drained soils and can survive in both humid and arid conditions. Avoid very wet soil and standing water around the plant's base. It does not like its roots to be waterlogged or sit in water.
Globba wintii is known as one of the world's best indoor plants, not only because it is lovely but also because it filters formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene from the air! This makes globba wintii the perfect choice for an office or other spaces with poor ventilation. It grows well in low light and prefers temperatures above 50 degrees F. but will survive in much lower temps when kept indoors (45 degrees or even cooler). If transferred inside, it is easily cared for and should be treated like a houseplant. It has no major pest problems and can be expected to live for years with proper care!
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