Torch ginger

FAMILY: Zingiberaceae | GENUS: ETLINGERA elatior

TYPE
  • Perennials
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Partial Shade
WATER
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 10
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 11

Plant Details

From Indonesia. One of the most imposing and spectacular of the flowering gingers, with large clumps of leafy stalks that rise as high as 15 ft. Rich green, lance-shaped leaves are up to 2 ft. long, 6 in. wide. In summer, flower stems grow to 4 ft. tall, each topped by a spectacular, pyramidal inflorescence consisting of clustered, waxy pinkish bracts and a red corolla. Easy to grow in rich, acid soil; ideal location is in the light shade of tall trees. Propagate by division in spring. Very tender to cold. Choice container plant.

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