Etlingera elatior /Torch Ginger

Etlingera elatior  / Etlingera elatior
Flower of the Torch Ginger
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Flower of the Torch Ginger

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Scientific Name: Etlingera elatior
Common Name: Torch Ginger
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Pink, Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: A very large ginger that has leaves resembling those of banana and huge, waxy flower heads that are pink or red. They demand a high humidity, loose, rich, organic, fibrous soil. They grow best in bright filtered light. They can be easily grown in containers, the restriction in which will help reduce its large size. It is also known as Etlingera eliator.