White ginger lily also is known as Hedychium coronarium.
The plant is usually cultivated in warm temperate and subtropical locations.
The plant is native to eastern Himalayas region of India.
This is easy to grow this perennial plant. Ginger lilies grow from the rhizomes.
The plant foliage is blue-green in color. They are frequently referred as garland lily or butterfly ginger plant.
They can also grow in monsoon areas where rains and the warm tropical air is common.
This is a low maintenance plant -with the need of basic resources
The plant prefers light shades. 2 to 3 hours of direct sunlight will be good for the plant; then the plant enjoys indirect sunlight and partial shade.
Morning sun works best for them.
It is better to plant it outdoors rather than indoors as they have this tendency to spread. You can grow it in your garden with filtered sunlight.
The plant needs mildly acidic soil in ph level. They want moist soil. A soil which is mushy or soggy but not wet with half of water.
A well-draining soil is a must. Clay soil can become a substitute just by adding abundant of compost in it.
Water the plant regularly. The plant has the fondness of water.
They love monsoons and rainfalls. So if you are living in a location where you expect constant rainfall then there is no additional need for watering.
4 to 5 cups of water a day would be sufficient.
During the winter cut the water levels to half. Water the plant when you feel that the soil has started to dry not completely dried.
The plant has white or near white flowers. They bloom during early fall or in the mid-summer.
The vegetation of the plant is smooth textured with fragrance. The plant produces the most alluring white flowers with fragrance. Usually, there are more than 8 flowers on each stalk.
Keep the plant under shady location for a better bloom.
The average height of the plant is around 4 to 7 feet with width up to 20 inches.
To maintain the draining capacity of the soil, add manure or organic fertilizers in the soil.
Don't use synthetic fertilizers for the growth of the plant. The plant is already rich with various nutrients all it needs just a monthly sprinkle of compost.
Besides being a brilliant aromatic perfume in your house this plant can be also used as an antiseptic. They are helpful in treating your nausea and hiccups. The lily can also help in curing indigestion and maintaining blood thickness
The plant is resistant to pests and diseases. The plant generates essential oils which prevent most of the pests like flies, bugs etc.
The plant may get subjected with certain fungus on its root as it prefers moist soil.
The plant can be a home of food for various butterflies as it is a sweet succulent. You can use required pesticides to get rid of them in case they are affecting the plant's growth.