Etlingera Elatior Red (Red Torch Ginger)

Etlingera Elatior Red Seeds (Red Torch Ginger Seeds)


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Best grown in full sun and needs plenty of warmth and well drained conditions.


This is one of the world's most splendid flowers. Etlingera elatior red, The Red Torch Ginger, is native to South East Asia. The torchs itself has a large reddish head. It will give you one of the most brilliant flowers imaginable with a dazzling mass display of bracts in a bright red cone shape. The flower is about 25 cm across and is borne on a 1.5 meter leafless stem that arises straight out of the ground. Has a smooth textured, broad, dark green leaves. Its inflorescence makes like the Red Torch Ginger a good cut flower. When the flower has finished a decorative seed head spike remains. Hardiness zones 9-11, (5ºC/40ºF, -5ºC/25ºF) in Winter. Not frost or cold tolerant. Very easy to grow. Best grown in full sun and needs plenty of warmth and well drained conditions. Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings. Water freely and feed monthly in growing season. It should be planted in a rich soil high in organic matter. Excellent for the greenhouse but needs high humidity and artificial light.
Label Etlingera elatior
Common name Red Torch Ginger
Family No
Genus Etlingera
Species Etlingera elatior
Cultivar Red
Therapeutic uses No
Germination Soak seeds overnight. Plant 1/2" deep in mixture of rich soil. Keep warm, moist and in bright light. Germination can be slow.
Scarification / Stratification No

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