- Place of origin: Asia, Australia, South East Asia.
- Description: 230 species of gingers or herbs belonging to Zingiberaceae family exist. The species are without true stems but have overlapping leaf sheaths and a panicle bearing inflorescence and a dry or fleshy capsule. Plants carry aromatic oils and flowers
- Grow best: In rich and loose, well-draining soil and partial shade and water sparingly.
- Use: Shell ginger flowers have ornamental use. Other gingers are used in medicine and spices.