How to grow Torch Ginger

Torch Ginger grow and care – herbaceous geophyte of the genus Etlingera also known as Etlingera elatior, Torch Ginger perennial evergreen used as cut flower fragrant ornamental plant, can grow in tropics, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Leaves color green in lanceolate shape.

Torch Ginger flower

Flower fragrant color red to pink shape of the flower is regular flower with egg structure in the middle.

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How to grow Torch Ginger growing and care:

Rich, moist, well-drained soil, high humidity

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Phyllosticta zingiberi, Rhizome Flies

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design, dead leaves and stems

Size of the plant?
1-4 m, 3-12 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Almost full sun / Half Shade / Full shade with lot of light

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Red to pink flowers the shape of the flower is regular flower with egg structure in the middle

Scientific name:

Etlingera elatior

How to grow Torch Ginger

Growing Torch ginger

Torch ginger flower

Torch ginger


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Red flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Fragrance
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13