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.
- Partial Shade
- Regular Water
- TS (Tropical South) / Zone 10
- TS (Tropical South) / Zone 11