Ginger Plants

My ginger plant has been doing well but it suddenly started to curl up at the top leaves and some leaves have turned light green a

Zone Singapore | Joules added on November 18, 2018 | Answered

nd yellow at the tips. Is there a reason for this and how can i help my plant? At first, i thought that it was because it lacked nutrients and tried adding some compost to the soil. However, that did not seem to work. I live in Singapore, and i am wondering if it may be because of the recent heavy rains. Please refer to the picture for more information!(try to ignore my other plants in the background)

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Answered on November 18, 2018

I do believe it to be due to the rains. soil that remains too wet for too long will certainly come down with an infection. Giving more nutrients at this point will only further the problem.

I would remove these and put them in a very light soil with very little nutrients until they recover. Then you can add some compost.

When you water for the first time make sure that 1/4 of the container is peroxide and the other 3/4 is water. This will kill off any remaining infection from the root zone, and help give them a little boost. You will only have to do this once, or anytime that you see an infection starting. Make sure to let the soil dry out completely down to two inches before watering again to prevent infection in the future.

This article will give you more information on the care of these:

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