Asarum splendens 'Quicksilver' - Chinese Wild Ginger-

Regular Price: $4.49 | $3.99

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Asarum splendens ‘Quicksilver’, also known as Chinese Wild Ginger due to its spicy, aromatic roots, is a great ground cover plant with unique foliage.  This member of the ginger family has dark-green, arrow shaped leaves with attractive patterns of light silver striations.  It gets about 6” high and can quickly spread via underground rhizomes to create a nice ground cover.  It prefers shaded areas with constantly moist soil.  It tends to dry to quickly in direct sun and seems to require heavy watering.  


USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9


Container Gardens/Terrariums/Houseplant:

With its attractive foliage, this plant would do great in a terrarium, as it does not grow too large and can easily be kept from spreading too much.


Josh's Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Vivariums/Animal Terrariums:

Due to its love of moisture, this plant will do great in a vivarium, although it would prefer a more shaded area within it.  It’s broad growing leaves provide shade and shelter for small creatures like dart frogs to take cover under.


As good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants from Josh's Frogs are treated only with products that are OMRI Listed© for use in organic production. Live plants may vary in color, size and appearance.




The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.


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If live plants shipped via 2-3 day service:

  • temperatures during transit do not exceed 85 degrees for 2 day delivery

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  • temperatures during transit do not drop below 10 degrees

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Read What Others Are Saying:

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Great ginger plant Review by Joshua
I haven't planted this ginger plant in a vivarium yet. i think ill save it for later. It's a vary nice plant and came in great shape as always. (Posted on 9/16/2017)
Perfectly Lovely!! Review by Swish
This plan arrived looking even more healthy than the pictures. It has more leaves and looks to be an excellent specimen. Hopefully I have it situated well for it's needs so I can enjoy it's continued growth. (Posted on 5/20/2017)
indoor/outdoor plants Review by ck
So happy to see plants I can add to my landscape. (Posted on 7/31/2014)

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