Etlingera corneri (Rose of Siam) is a small plant native to Malaysia that can reach a height of 2-5 feet. It has a gorgeous flower of a rich pink hue, or a beautiful blend of red and crimson flowers that look a bit vinous. It is well-loved for its long lasting, exotic blooms and is popularly used as a cut flower.
Etlingera corneri thrives in temperatures between USDA Zone 9-11 and enjoys partial shade with occasional exposure to full sun. It prefers soils that are kept moist and it is easy to care for once established. Regular fertilizing during growing season can help keep the soil in tip-top condition. Pruning should be done when necessary to help your plant maintain its desired shape and size.
In colder regions, the Rose of Siam can be grown in a pot. When put indoors, make sure that it is placed in a bright, sunny spot and the soil should not be allowed to dry out completely. You may also need to provide additional light with a grow light. During winter, the room should be kept mild for the plant and it is important to keep an eye out for pests and diseases.
Overall, Etlingera corneri is an eye-catching plant that is easy to grow and care for. With the perfect combination of light and soil moisture, you can enjoy its vibrant colors for months to come.