Hot Pink Produces large clusters of pink flowers that graduate to light pink at the very top. The flowers accent wonderfully with the dark green foliage. Prefers shade to light shade. Grows to 5-8 feet tall and produces flowers throughout the year. One of the most desirable symbols of Tropics, Alpinia purpurata, also called ostrich plume and pink cone ginger, are native Malaysian plants with showy flowers on long brightly colored pink bracts. They look like the bloom, but the true flower is the small white flower on top. It tends to like to be well watered and not left to dry out. Ginger can also be grown as a houseplant and its cut flowers can be used in arrangements.