Edible Ginger (zingiber officinale) - Edible ginger, also known as ginger root or Chinese ginger. Roots are a common spice used to flavor food, make tea, or commonly used to treat nausea and upset stomach. Grows to about 4' tall. Thrives in high heat and humidity. Prefers indirect light or afternoon shade and a loose rich soil. Can be container grown, bring indoors when temperatures drop below 50 degrees. Harvest roots when plant is 8 - 10 mos. old. Do not overwater. Tropical perennial zones 9-12. Plants shipped in 3 inch deep containers - **MAY BE SHIPPED IN DORMANT STATE PRIOR TO APRIL 20.