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Shampoo Ginger, Pinecone Ginger (Zingiber Zerumbet)

Categorized as: Flower,Ginger

April 26, 2010 | 13736 Views | 0 Comments

Shampoo Ginger Shampoo Ginger, often called Pinecone Ginger, is used to make various nature shampoos. Its common name in Hawaii is "Awapuhi." It produces a large green cone bract in mid summer, after blooming its bract begins turning scarlet red working its way up the cone and last for weeks. The bract resembles a pine cone which releases a thick sudsy juice when squeezed with a very gingerly scent (shampoo), and can also be used as an unusual cut flower for arrangements.

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Zingiber
Species: Zerumbet
Cultivar: None Identified

Shampoo Ginger


USDA Zone 7b: to 5 °F
USDA Zone 8a: to 10 °F
USDA Zone 8b: to 15 °F
USDA Zone 9a: to 20 °F
USDA Zone 9b: to 25 °F


3-4 ft.
4-6 ft.
6-8 ft.

Light Exposure:

10% to 40% Shade
40% to 60% Shade

Growth Rate:


Blooms from July through November. Propagated by division, stem cuttings and seeds.

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