Herb latin name: Hedychium gracile

Family: Zingiberaceae (Ginger Family)

Edible parts of Hedychium gracile:

Used as a spice. No more details are given.

Description of the plant:


60 cm
(2 feet)



Habitat of the herb:

Moist places and on forest edges.

Propagation of Hedychium gracile:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a warm greenhouse at 18C. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on for at least their first winter in the greenhouse. Plant out in late spring after the last expected frosts. Division as growth commences in the spring. Dig up the clump and divide it with a sharp spade or knife, making sure that each division has a growing shoot. Larger clumps can be planted out direct into their permanent positions, but it is best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a greenhouse until they are established. Plant them out in the summer or late in the following spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Moist places and on forest edges.

Medicinal use of Hedychium gracile:

None known

Known hazards of Hedychium gracile:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.