How To Grow Ginger Indoors [Step-by-Step] – Top 10 TIPS


Aromatic, pungent and spicy, ginger is perfect in baked goods, candies, Asian dishes and also a very healthy medicinal herb. Ginger has many evidence-based health benefits. It has a broad-spectrum of antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-parasitic properties, to name just several of its more than 40 pharmacological actions. Learn how to grow ginger in your home and you will always have fresh, tender and fiberless ginger root on hand.

How to grow Ginger in your home?

Being a tropical plant it does not tolerate frost, so unless you live in a warm, humid climate, it’s best to grow ginger in a pot indoors. Ginger grows well in partial to full shade, which makes it ideal for growing in your home. Ginger is a no-fuss plant plus it is very pretty with its bamboo-like green shoots and leaves.

1. You can use store-bought ginger root



Make sure that the ginger root you choose is organic and is plump with tight skin. Your best bet is the roots with several eye buds on it (like little horns or potato eyes) and if they’re already slightly green, even better.Ginger you can find in the grocery store is often sprayed with chemicals like growth inhibitor, pesticides and fungicides.

In order to get rid of these chemicals soak the ginger root overnight in warm water but for a minimum of  2-3 hours. After this your ginger root is ready for planting.


17 comments On How To Grow Ginger Indoors [Step-by-Step] – Top 10 TIPS

  • Hi there

    I love ginger and didn’t realize just how easy it is to grow. Thank you so much for sharing this. I am going to grow my own ginger now.

  • Thank you for the article/instruction on growing ginger. I have some every day. I make a tea out of ginger for my stomach.

    I am definitely going to do this in the next week.

  • I followed your tips earlier this summer and now I have 2 kinds of Edible Ginger & Turmeric growing in my Brooklyn apartment.

  • I definitely have to add ginger to my array of houseplants. Great to hear it doesn’t need much light, as I have run out of window space.

  • I will try it tomorrow. thanks for your article.

  • Love it! It seems so simple. Definitely trying it now that I know how to. I’m an avid ginger lover and your Article was a big help. Thanks so much.

  • Thank you so much! I like ginger very much, and I have stomach problems so I use it for making a tea every mornig with very good Greek hony! But some times I could not afford it… So now this is solved! If I understood well after planting it, id grows on the side more ginger-kids?

  • Did the article end right after the soaking instructions? I could not find anything about how to plant it, what kind of soil, how often to water, etc.

    Please advise.

  • Turmeric roots seem pretty similar visually to ginger roots and can be grown the same way. ^_^

  • Thank you for information about ginger growing.i will try it now.

  • Thank you for the ginger root inst. Mine is growing nicely on the patio.when should I bring it indoors?.

  • I started a plant but have it out doors. The leaves are growing out. However I did not know the part about soaking the ginger 2-3 hours so I think I will try another set and grow them indoors this time. Thank you

  • I don’t understand, how a root of ginger will yield many under soil and how to remove them. Could you please add them as well.

  • why is this a slide show?!?! so annoyyyyyying!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I started growing ginger 3 weeks ago in doors and I now have little horns on them. It’s still kinda cold at nights so they will stay inside for now. I love cooking with ginger. I do have a question regarding ginger water and my cats. My cats love drinking water with ginger in it, is it safe for them?

  • It’s not only perfectly safe for your furball to eat ginger, but it can also be beneficial to it. Ginger or ginger root isn’t a typical dietary supplement for cats. … You can grate small amounts of ginger root into your pet’s food.

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