Ginger plants get used in a variety of ways: for cut flower decorations and in Hawaiian lies. Those who live in humid climates choose to grow ginger because the plant produces bright, vivid blossoms. Ginger flowers bloom in blue, red, white, pink and yellow.
The white flowers found on certain species of the ginger plant represent true love and affairs of the heart. In Hawaii, intrinsically woven leis are created from this color. These type of leis get completed in the early evening so they are ready for wear that same night.
Red ginger flowers symbolize fiery passion. The general theme running through each species of the plant: strength. Ginger can represent limitless prosperity and diversity in the personality. Sometimes, ginger flowers are given as a substitution for roses.
Ginger, along with black pepper, were considered highly valuable trade commodities in 13th and 14th century England. One pound of ginger traded for the same amount as a sheep. The country of India brought ginger to the Romans as far back as 2,000 years ago. The Romans used the plant for its medicinal value.
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