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Etlingera elatior Torch ginger Kecombrang Zingiberaceae

Etlingera elatior, Torch ginger, Jahe, Kecombrang


Etlingera elatior, Torch ginger, Jahe, Kecombrang

This is a magnificent plant from Indonesia .
The oblong leaves to 3 ft (1 m) long are borne on 20 ft (6 m), bamboo-like leaf stalks.
In spring a cluster of small, gold-rimmed, scarlet flowers is embedded in a waxy, pyramid-like cone of pink-edged, bright red bracts, sometimes opening to 10 in (25 cm) across.
The inflorescence is borne on a 5 ft (1.5 m) leafless stem.
Flowering colors: Pink, Red, Scarlet
Cultivzation: These tropical plants need a moist, humus-rich soil in full sun or part-shade.
Water well during growth and less when dormant.
Propagate from seed or by division.