Etlingeria Elatior Red – 5 seeds – Red Tropical Ginger


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Common name: Red tropical ginger
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: Java, Sulawesi
Height at maturity: 1 meter
Hardiness: 5°C
Exposure: sunny
Plant type: rhizomatous flower
Vegetation: perennial
Foliage: evergreen
Flowering: all year round
Flower color: red
Type of soil: garden soil and compost (50/50) and draining, rich in humus
Watering: keep moist without excess
Use: pot, container or cut flower
Diseases and pests: disease resistant
Toxicity: –

Storage of seeds: 18 months in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)


A large tropical rhizome, the red variety produces an exceptional intense red flower.

The flower, 25 centimeters in diameter, appears on a stem of + – 1 meter high. Its cone is bright red in color.

Ideal if you have a sunny and warm spot in your tropical garden, greenhouse, conservatory or conservatory, etlingerias need rich, very moist soil. A contribution of fertilizer every month is indicated.

Cut, the flower remains fresh for a long time.

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