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Etlingera elatior, Phaeomeria speciosa, Nicolaio elatior, Torch Ginger

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Etlingera elatior, Phaeomeria speciosa, Nicolaio elatior

Torch Ginger
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: Tropical Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersFragrant

Its leafstalks are tall and can reach a height of 13 to 14 ft, growing from underground rhizomes. The torches itself, about 3 ft, also emerge from the ground on a long stalk. The flowerheads are eaten raw in Malaysia, before the bracts begin to open. The Torch ginger likes full sun or light shade and rich, well drained soil, with plenty of water and protection from strong winds.

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