Pink Torch Ginger | Etlingera elatior pink

Pink Torch Ginger | Etlingera elatior pink

Common Name : Pink Torch Ginger, bunga kantan pink, Ginger Flower, Philippine Wax Flower Botanical Name : Etlingera elatior pink Family : Zingiberaceae

Pink Torch Ginger

Kingdom - Plantae

Species - elatior

Genus - Etlingera

Order - Zingiberales

Origin / Native - Malesia

Life Cycle - Perennial

Category - Herb

Height - Up to 15 feet tall

Spread - Up to 8 feet wide

Synonyms - Nicolaia speciosa, Phaeomeria magnifica, Alpinia elatior

Uses - Decorations, ornamental, cuisine

Flowers - Large, showy, glossy, pink color, 9 inches wide

Flowering Season - Mid summer

Foliage - Green, showy, 33 inches long, leathery

Stems - Large, upright, fleshy, used in cuisines

Seeds - Small, black

Best For - Yards, gardens

Light requirement & care - Full sun, part shade, average water

Propagation - Seeds

Attracts - Butterflies, birds, bees

Etlingera elatior pink-Nine inches wide flower
Etlingera elatior pink-Nine inches wide flower

Pink torch ginger flower bud
Pink torch ginger flower bud

Pink ginger lily
Pink ginger lily

Etlingera elatior pink plant & foliage
Etlingera elatior pink plant & foliage

Philippine wax flower pink
Philippine wax flower pink

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Lalbagh botanical garden, Bangalore, Karnataka, India


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