How to grow Torch Ginger

Torch Ginger growing 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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Requirements for 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 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

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