1. Q: What triggers the flowering of a ginger plant? I have a plant that is a few years old that has never flowered and I was wondering why.

A: Since gingers bloom in the shade, the old "not enough sunlight" isn't the answer. Gingers do bloom on one year old stem so if the plant is being killed down or cut down every winter, it will not bloom. Also, some plants take a while to mature before they bloom. And the last possibility -- some gingers NEVER bloom. I don't know which of these possibilities describes your situation but as one fellow mentioned to me, learn to enjoy the fragrance of the leaves when crushed between your fingers!

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