The towering flower of the tropical Torch Ginger reaches over 6 feet high.
Resting on a thick red stalk the scarlet scales of the Etlingera elatior open to reveal an intricate composite of petals lined with white and yellow. Clumping rhizomes located just below the soil surface anchor the robust stalk of leaves reaching the ceiling of the greenhouse.
Native to Indonesia, this huge flower it not only popular in floral arrangements, but in traditional Indonesian cuisine. This intriguing flower only blooms for a few weeks, so don't miss it. Stop by our Tropical Conservatory soon!